StrikeUP 2024

Date: February 29, 2024
Venue: Digital/online portal and live viewing parties
Location: Calgary, Cobourg, Toronto and Vancouver , Ontario, Canada
Target Audience: Canadian women entrepreneurs and business leaders in various industry sectors that are interested in exporting, starting to export or actively doing business abroad.
Sector: Agriculture and processed foods, Arts and cultural industries, Clean technologies, Consumer products, Financial and insurance services, Information and communications technologies, Life sciences, Professional services

Event description

The Trade Commissioner Service is proud to partner with StrikeUP on their annual virtual conference, StrikeUP 2024, on Thursday February 29, 2024, from 10:00am-3:00pm EST.

Founded by Northumberland CFDC, StrikeUP is Canada's flagship digital conference uniting women entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. StrikeUP 2024 will showcase the diversity and ambition of Canada's women entrepreneurs through an accessible program focused on growth, funding, networking, digital adoption and global opportunities. Register now to attend StrikeUP 2024 for free.

This year's theme "Driving Change" will focus on equipping women entrepreneurs with the tools they need to face the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. Through captivating keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and networking sessions, participants will be exposed to innovative ideas, technologies, and industry best practices that will revolutionize their business approaches.

As part of the StrikeUP 2024 agenda, the Trade Commissioner Service will guide a workshop entitled 'Go Global: Expanding Beyond Canada's Borders,' a session designed to share the export journey of women-led technology businesses and equip you with essential tools and resources for international expansion. This workshop will take place virtually on February 29, 2024, from 2:15pm to 3:00pm EST. See the full StrikeUP agenda.

This engaging workshop will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to gain insights from fellow women founders on market evaluation and selection, exporting risk mitigation and management, and scaling strategies to support business expansion. The panel will also showcase tech entrepreneurs who have gone global at different phases of their business journey, as they share their experiences, advice, and practical tips on how to enter and grow in new markets.

The workshop will be moderated by Sara Wilshaw, Canada's Chief Trade Commissioner, and include speakers Kathy Cheng, Founder and CEO of Nexxt Intelligence; Miriam Tuerk, Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Blue Technologies Inc.; and Nandini Jolly, Founder, President and CEO of CryptoMill Cybersecurity Solutions.

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Participate in the digital conference and workshop to learn more about how the Trade Commissioner Service can help Canadian Women entrepreneurs expand their businesses abroad. With over 1,000 Trade Commissioners on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, the Trade Commissioner Service offers market intelligence and an unmatched network of contacts to help Canadian companies succeed abroad.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service offers services free of charge to Canadian exporters and companies that meet our client criteria. For more information, contact the Trade Commissioner Service in your region.

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