In partnership with the Canadian Consulate San Francisco/Silicon Valley, the TechWomen Canada program aims to connect and support Canadian women in the technology sector to their peers in Silicon Valley.
The program, to be held this week in San Francisco, looks to expose the Canadian women to the impact and high growth culture of the Valley, which they can use to enhance the growth of their technology companies.
Tuesday consist of a mentor meet and greet and networking reception. Wednesday features speakers, panel discussions, and workshops. Thursday consists of business development meetings and a closing reception. Friday closes the program out with follow-up meetings.
The mentorship will continue online for a period of up to six months, hosting organization C100 says. Speakers at the event include Katherine Barr of Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kiip founder Brian Wong, and CloudFare cofounder Michelle Zatlyn.
In March the Canadian government hosted a Women Entrepreneurs Forum in Ottawa, suring which it was announced that the Business Development Bank of Canada earmarked $700 million of existing funding over three years to finance women-owned businesses.