Communitech announces 25 female founders selected for Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp

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Communitech announced today the 25 female founders to be selected for its second annual Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Sponsored by Deloitte, the six-day program will help the below list of female founders turn their business ideas into scalable startups over two three-day sessions in August and September.

    Bonnie Cheung, Ourotech (Waterloo, ON)
    Renishaki Kamal, Fidget (Waterloo, ON)
    Vanessa Cherenfant, Elysia (Montreal, QC)
    Caroline Lukowicz, Tables (Waterloo, ON)
    Emily Dimytosh, Splashingly (Georgetown, ON)
    Alexandra Jeffries, AggCloud (Ilderton, ON)
    Olivia Simmons, ConferenceCloud (Toronto, ON)
    Yasaman Soudagar, Neurescence Inc. (Toronto, ON)
    Elva Yang, ConNextor (Waterloo, ON)
    Caitlin Billingsley, FoodSafe (London, ON)
    Sarah Murphy, Sentinel Alert (St. John’s, NL)
    Natalia Mykhaylova, Cleanopy (Toronto, ON)
    Alexa Roeper, Penta Textiles (Kitchener, ON)
    Julie (Hyunjoo) Lee, PinkWallet (Toronto, ON)
    Anastasia Martynovitch (Waterloo, ON)
    Pearl Chen (Toronto, ON)
    Nicola Carteret, What’s Life Inc. (Bayfield, ON)
    Emily Smith, no campfire required (Toronto, ON)
    Christine Zakrajsek, Sangha (Toronto, ON)
    Niki Sadeghi, Instuzz (Vancouver, BC)
    Sheena Franklin, Well-Kept Beauty (Alexandria, VA)
    Sandra Loop, FinTech (Waterloo, ON)
    Lisa Gervis, ShopCloset (Toronto, ON)
    Parisa Hamilton, Elite (Waterloo, ON)

The two sessions will be run by D2L Manager of Learning and Development, Lisa Dakin Bartels, with support from mentors and advisors within Communitech and the Kitchener-Waterloo community..

As the list indicates, finalists were selected from both Canada and the United States, with a focus on pre-MVP and ideation-stage applicants. Each will have a chance to pitch for $100,000 in seed funding following the mentorship sessions.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.