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Alyona Kalachova, Marketing & Communications Professional
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  2. TechWeek34. I really enjoyed this one two years ago.
  3. Elevate27. I have never attended this festival but I've heard a lot about it.
  4. Fintech Canada Conference40. I met start-up representatives there as well as top managers of large organizations.
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Alyona Kalachova, Marketing & Communications Professional

I know the following: Brainstation, Bitmaker, Lighthouse Hub, Red Academy, Canada Learning Code, HackerYou. However, would love to hear someone's personal experience and references. 

 

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Just ask the people you work with what their dream workplace would be like.

Then find a middle ground that is realistic and build a culture around it.

If the people you work with are the type of talent you want to attract then get inside their head a... (More)

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I co-founded a startup that is based in both Waterloo region (downtown Kitchener at Communitech) and in Toronto.

Waterloo region is better for an early startup:
- cheaper
- engineering talent pool
- far easier to connect with people and get support (ie... (More)

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Here is the list of 5 trending startups based on AngelList signal as of August 2018:

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Mike Modiri, Sales Manager @ Tribe

I can add Cartier Women Initiative19 to this list. Top prize is a grant of $100,000 with the first runner-up receiving $30,000.

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Ashleigh Collins , Community Manager at TechTO

There are few competitions I'm aware of:

  1.  The Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program10: The fashion label gives up to 10 recipients a year a minimum grant of $10,000 each. To qualify, businesses must have 51% women ownership, have been ... (More)
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In order to be eligible, applicants for a Start-Up Visa must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet minimum language requirements in English or French (CLB 5 in all abilities);
  • Have sufficient funds to settle in Canada;
  • Plan to settle in a province oth... (More)
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