Six leading BIPOC Women entrepreneurs from across Alberta will pitch their businesses to a sold-out crowd of investors, tech founders and innovation enthusiasts on Wednesday, April 5th.
The second event in Innovate Calgary’s inclusive innovation portfolio series focused on supporting BIPOC and Rural founders, the BIPOC Women Founders in Tech Pitch Event celebrates the contributions that BIPOC Women founders make to Calgary’s burgeoning tech industry.
“BIPOC women founders are leveraging their unique experiences and perspectives to build their value propositions within a competitive market. There is clearly demand for pitch events and activities like this that help support them on their journey. We are excited to invite the community to celebrate and support these entrepreneurs with us” says Jerome Morgan, Senior Innovation Manager and project lead for the BIPOC Rural Tech Founders event series.
Of the twenty-three applications received, the top six will be featured at the event on April 5th, where they will pitch their business live. Winning pitches will receive cash prizes and business support from Innovate Calgary and several ecosystem partners.
Pitching at the event are Alicia Nahmad Vazquez of MI Toolbox, Ange Paye of VOTO, Kelise Williams of ROW The App, Prasanthi Naidoo of Joberfer.com, Ranique Mclaughlin of Hidden Gemz, and Sheena Virmani of LEWK.
The competition will be held in the Social Innovation Hub and is proudly hosted by Innovate Calgary in partnership with Calgary Innovation Coalition, Black Business Ventures Association, Platform Calgary, and more.