Fierce Founders Finale

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Tannery Event Centre

151 Charles Street West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6


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Did someone say $100,000? Yeah, we did.

Twenty-four companies led by women participated in the Fierce Founders Bootcamp. They got a crash course in customer validation, HR and leadership, creating financials, building sales funnels and marketing, but we didn’t stop there.

They received hands-on mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and experts as they built out their business models and worked toward refining their product offerings.

It's time to put all that training to the test, and put them in the spotlight.

Join us on March 27 to cheer on the top eight companies as they compete for a $100,000 grand prize in the final pitch competition.

How's that for fierce?


2:00 pm | Registration

2:30 pm | Welcome remarks

2:45 pm | Keynote - Alwar Pillai

3:00 pm | Pitches

4:15 pm | Judging

4:30 pm | Winners announced

4:45 pm | Networking


Jennifer Smith, Cineplex Digital Media

Talia Abramowitz, Chief Operating Officer, Artificial Intelligence Practice (Deloitte Omnia)

Aaron Bast, Investment Director, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Steven Woods, Senior Director Engineering, Google

Michelle Cooper, Managing Director, Growth & Transition Capital, BDC

Fierce Founders is a Communitech program backed by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Deloitte, Google and the City of Kitchener that helps women tech entrepreneurs accelerate their companies.

Velocity Fund Finals - $25K

High potential early-stage companies can now compete for investments from Velocity Fund through our very first micro VC-fund. Come out and join us on March 27 at 9:30 am and witness the first investment cheques issued to 4 winning startups. Register here!


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