Cleantech Commons and StrikeUP partner to provide a forum for growth, mentorship and financing for women entrepreneurs.
With a vision of becoming a Canadian hub for green technology collaboration, discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Cleantech Commons at Trent University is hoping to inspire young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow by partnering with StrikeUp 2022.
Billed as “Canada’s flagship digital conference”, the goal of StrikeUP 2022 is to advance women’s economic empowerment, grow the number of women-owned Canadian businesses, build capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and close gaps in service and support for women entrepreneurs. Register for free here!
“As part of a suite of value-added services, Cleantech Commons will provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, funding opportunities, business expertise and networks, collaborative co-working spaces, and shared labs, as well as commercialization expertise for researchers,” says Martin Yuill, Cleantech Commons executive director.
A key focus area at Cleantech Commons will be supporting current and aspiring women entrepreneurs in the fast-growing global clean technology sector.
“These are the entrepreneurs who will help move us closer to a net-zero future and will generate sustainable high-value cleantech jobs and high-impact cleantech businesses for our region,” Yuill says.
This year’s theme is “Decision Points For Growth” and will provide women entrepreneurs with an opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s leading women business leaders and founders including:
- Joanna Griffiths, Founder and CEO of Knixwear;
- Jennifer Harper, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty;
- Suzie Yorke, Founder and CEO of Love Good Fats;
- Teara Fraser, Founder and CEO of Iskwew Air; and
- Amber Mac, President of Amber Mac Media Inc. A full list of speakers can be found here!
The conference will deliver high-energy, inspiring women speakers, who will encourage participants to grow, develop and accelerate their business or business model. It will also provide strategic dialogue featuring Canada’s leading women entrepreneurs and skills development training from industry-leading experts.
“StrikeUP provides an exceptional opportunity for Trent’s student entrepreneurs to learn from the very best, develop their skills, and network with like-minded individuals,” Yuill says. “We are delighted to support this initiative.”