Canadian Consul General, Silicon Valley on Canadian Female Startups

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Video interview with Cassie Doyle, Consul General Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.  We spoke about Canadian female startups & issues that they face.  She spoke about their program Tech Women Canada held in May which brings 12 top women entrepreneurs in tech (ICT) to Silicon Valley for a one-week intensive program. The Canadian Government also run The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley where they provide Canadian startups with access to resources & networks. Cassie also mentions a Canadian investment firm that invests in women Beehive Holdings.  Thanks to Juliana Pantet, Trade Commissioner Consulate General of Canada for her help in organizing this interview.

Cassie is a native of Canada’s west coast & has served at the executive level of all three orders of government including as Deputy Minister with both the governments of Canada and British Columbia. Over the past 15 years, she has led departments that have focused on advancing Canada’s energy, natural resource and environmental agendas. Cassie achieved notable success in the development of clean energy innovation and efficiency programs, improvements in the performance of the government’s regulatory system for major projects and the transformation of the forest industry. She has a proven
track record of collaborating effectively with stakeholders from across the spectrum of
public, private and non-governmental sectors. Ms. Doyle holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria. She has served as the Chair of Oxfam Canada, the chair of the 2010 Community Campaign and a
member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa United Way.

 

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Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups 7 years. She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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