Communitech reveals 25 founders participating in Fierce Founders bootcamp

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Twenty-five women entrepreneurs are entering the Communitech Fierce Founders bootcamp this week.

The bootcamp helps early-stage founders develop their business models, collaborate with mentors, and learn to pitch. The two-part bootcamp hosts female prepares them for Pitch Day, Feb. 15, 2018, where they compete to win up to $100,000.

“This is a strong group of women from all over North America running unique businesses, from a shared marketplace for parents, to an immigration assistant that incorporates artificial intelligence,” said Kelly McGregor, Fierce Founders program manager at Communitech. “We’re already impressed with them and can’t wait to see how they grow as business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

They accepted companies include:

  • Chrissy Rossiter, Peachy (St. John’s, NL)
  • Harpreet Bain, AVA Technologies (Vancouver, BC)
  • Josette-Renee Landry, Streamline Genomics (Montreal, QC)
  • Natasha Dhayagude, Chinova Bioworks (Fredericton, NB)
  • Erika Murray, Date Mua (Toronto, ON)
  • Nagiz Mammadova, Destin AI (Toronto, ON)
  • Sarah Juma, Style ID (Kitchener, ON)
  • Daryna Kulya, OpenPhone (Kitchener, ON)
  • Kara Holm, Play the Field (Nova Scotia, CA)
  • Margaret Finan, IfthenGiving (Buffalo, NY)
  • Monika Jaroszonek, Ratio.City (Toronto, ON)
  • Kate Dye, Hilite (Kitchener, ON)
  • Lisa Pfister, PFERA (New Brunswick, CA)
  • Jen Stokes, ChezDine (Hamilton, ON)
  • Anita Grant, Fleeky (Stoney Creek, ON)
  • Krysta Traianovski, BrightGuide (Kitchener, ON)
  • Stephania Stefanakou, House of Anesi (Toronto, ON)
  • Erin Laidley, Innovative Protein Technologies (Kitchener, ON)
  • Serese Selanders, ORA (Saskatoon, SK)
  • Charlene Nadalin, Amintro (Toronto, ON)
  • Sophia Dizon, Bucketpoints (Toronto, ON)
  • Maya Strasser, Jauntin (Toronto, ON)
  • Nancy Ortenburg, CEI (Oakville, ON)
  • Keira Devine, Parental Marketplace (New Brunswick, CA)
  • Ally Baker, FurEvery (Kitchener, ON)
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