Don’t miss this Back at Bayview Bash!
Spring is officially in the air and our next pitch extravaganza is here! Join us at our Back at Bayview Bash for an afternoon of creativity and inspiration as we head into the much-anticipated summer months. Join us in person at Bayview Yards or virtually from your home office on June 14 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm ET. We’ll be surrounded by 14 innovative tech entrepreneurs from the IO Ignition Program and ten female founders from the first ever IO Traction program.
This is a pitch finale you do not want to miss! Cohort 15 is ready to blow you away. You will be hearing from talented individuals creating tech businesses in industries like tourism, cleantech, health care and fashion, all using a mix of SaaS, Marketplaces and Hardware. At the end of their pitch, you will understand their “why” and the vision that drives their startup.
On top of that, these IO Ignition graduates are battling it out for the best pitch award as well as gaining your vote for Crowd Favourite. The stakes are high as this comes with an extra six months of one-on-one mentorship from our leading advisors!
Following that, the first ever IO Traction demos will be taking place. IO Traction a cohort-based program designed to help women tech founded startups grow customers, sales, and revenue. After weeks of strategizing on their growth model, marketing tactics, positioning and more, they will show off their sales demo with you (the audience) as their ideal customer. Join us to cheer these amazing ten founders on! The winner will be on ramped to the IO Accelerator Program and more. Join us to cheer these amazing ten founders on:
- Varsha Chaugai, Co-Founder, Evoke Health Inc.
- Madison De Sousa, Founder, In The ClearZone
- Ingrid Gayle, Founder, Girl Boss Chess Inc.
- Julia Long, BBA, LLB, Co-Founder, F.R.Y. First Responders’ Yoga Canada
- Tamey McIntosh, Co-Founder & COO, Braiyt AI inc.
- Elisabeth Mercier, Co-Founder, Advanced Environmental Molecular Analytics
- Karen Monet, Founder & CEO, Opticalm Inc.
- Shruti Singh, Co-Founder, Otterby Inc.
- Jennifer Schurer, CPA, CMA, Founder, upSpace
- Julia Slanina, Founder & CEO, Treehouse
Attend this epic event and start dreaming of what you could be capable of building in 2022.
About IO Ignition
IO Ignition (previously known as the IO Pre-Accelerator) is a 10-week boot camp designed to help Ottawa’s entrepreneurs at the early stages of building a tech or tech-enabled startup to validate their ideas and solidify their business foundations.
IO Ignition is generously sponsored by Logan Katz, MDK Business Law and RBC. Invest Ottawa extends sincere thanks to these outstanding organizations for their consistent support of our entrepreneurial community.
About IO Traction
IO Traction is designed to help women founders drive their business forward. IO Traction is a cohort-based program assisting women tech founders to get to market more quickly with a pipeline of excited customers.