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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