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Alyona Kalachova, Marketing & Communications Professional
  1. Collision.35
  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.
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. 



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)


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)


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.

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)

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)