- 5 years ago


Today on the Fast Company website Allyson Kapsin complied a list of 25 Women-Run Startups to Watch and not one, but two Canadians made the list. Shwowp’s Tara Hunt from Montreal and Annalea Krebs from ethicalDeal in Vancouver.

It’s easy to complain that it’s hard to find women run startups–or to provide excuses. But instead, let’s focus on 25 women running kick-ass startups. Will they change the world? I don’t use crystal balls, but I sure do think that they have huge potential to make a serious mark.

#12 – Tara Hunt, Co-Founder, Shwowp

 Shwowp helps you gather your purchase history in one place. It’s a purchase sharing site where you can input product purchases, share items on Twitter or Facebook, follow friends’ purchase activity and start conversations around products.

#14 – Annalea Krebs, Founder, ethicalDeal

Similar to the Groupon and LivingSocial model but aimed at green consumers who love local deals on green products, ethicalDeal launched in November 2010 in Vancouver. Krebs expects they’ll launch in Toronto and San Francisco in early in 2011 and a new city every three months thereafter.

What other Canadian women at the helm of startups could have been considered?