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Jan
29
Wed
The Value of Community in Entrepreneurship @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Value of Community in Entrepreneurship @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The road of entrepreneurship can be a lonely one. However, the opposite is true for the Professional Women’s Network’s next speaker — Vivian McCormick,  Co-Founder of Flax Sleep and the Lady Business Summit.  Vivian will reflect on her journey over the past three years, and how building and engaging a community has shaped her both as an entrepreneur and in her role as Business Development Director at Spring Activator, where she supports impact-driven entrepreneurs.

Vivian will engage us in a dynamic conversation about community, including:

  • The value of community in entrepreneurship
  • The power of working with friends
  • The reward of engaging with social purpose organizations
  • How to build and enhance your community

About our speaker, Vivian McCormick:

Vivian McCormick is the co-founder of Flax Sleep, a direct to consumer linen bedding company, and the Lady Business Summit, a conference focusing on tactical support and community for womxn entrepreneurs. Vivian practiced law for over a decade before venturing into entrepreneurship, first with a national law firm and then with Business Development Bank of Canada. Shortly after starting Flax Sleep, she also started working with Vancouver-based Spring Activator, an organization that supports early stage impact entrepreneurs and the larger impact ecosystem with training and mentorship programs. She helps entrepreneurs learn how to raise investment capital and various ecosystem partners design and deliver programs to further Spring’s goal of making impact in business mainstream.

Jan
30
Thu
Fireside chat with Catherine Dahl, founder and CEO of Beanworks, in conversation with Hayley Woodin of Business in Vancouver! @ Fasken
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tech Collective is hosting Catherine Dahl, founder and CEO of Beanworks. Moderated by Hayley Woodin of Business in Vancouver.

Beanworks has raised a total of $12.3M in funding over 2 rounds, including $10.1M in a Series B in 2018. Catherine will be talking about building startups and raising capital.

This is a must attend event for entrepreneurs, founders and anyone interested in raising venture capital.

Feb
11
Tue
Making an Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business @ Webinar
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making an Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business @ Webinar

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may seem like a commitment made by large corporations, but the practice of building a positive impact into your business plan can be done at any size.

Besides your core offerings, what do you care about? Supporting other local businesses, alleviating homelessness, minimizing your environmental impact?

Besides the feel-good social, environmental and economic effects of giving back, CSR can also help you attract employees and investors, build your brand and foster a stronger community around your business.

On February 11, join us for a FREE interactive webinar to explore how you can lay the foundation of social responsibility in your business!

Our panelists will share some tips, resources and CSR examples from other small businesses so you can:

  • Learn the difference between Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy
  • Choose causes that are the right fit, to align your social impact with your values and your brand
  • Integrate CSR into your business plan
  • Make the biggest impact with limited resources

Facilitator: Danielle Hofer, Training & Outreach Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelists:

  • Nicole Rustad, Founder & Chief Impact Officer, VortoVia
  • Gloria Stewart, President & Abundance Activist, Touchworks Communications Inc.

Open to everyone!

Feb
27
Thu
IDEaS Program for Innovators Webinar @ Webinar
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
IDEaS Program for Innovators Webinar @ Webinar

Are you an innovator? Regardless if you are working from your home, an academic in a university lab or a scientist in a small or a major corporation, the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development. The program includes several elements that promote collaboration between innovators, provides developmental resources and provides opportunities to interact with the Department of National Defence’s science and military members.

This seminar will provide an overview of the IDEaS program and discuss the program elements including:

  • Competitive Projects
  • Innovative Networks
  • Sandboxes
  • Contests

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Panelist: Aaron Ydenberg, Project Officer, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Pacific (OSME)

Everyone is welcome!