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Women Taking over the World with Tech

Women Taking Over The World With Tech (WTWT) supports women Atlantic Canadian founders, leaders, and employees in the technology sector. The goal of WTWT is for participants to find a new skill, a new mentor, and a broader network and more resources to start, launch, or grow their tech startups. All women working in tech are welcome!

Who can attend? Women connected, or adjacent to, the tech sector, and their supporters. The goal is to connect women in the tech industry.

Why Participate?

  • Connect with other women in the tech sector.
  • Gain skills and knowledge through workshops, mentorship, and events.
  • Get the support you need to build and grow your business.

Ways to Get Involved

WTWT Conversations

These intimate conversations bring together women who are industry leaders and professionals to offer a conversation on their experiences and lessons learned with the help of a moderator. There’s also plenty of opportunity to ask questions and network.

Networking Events

Founders, employees, aspiring founders of tech startups, and students are encouraged to talk shop. Arrive ready to meet others in the ecosystem at one of our networking socials.

Workshops

Learn and enhance skills alongside other women working in tech. Workshop topics will be based on feedback from the community and industry trends.

The WTWT Pitch Competition

Have a unique business or idea you’re hoping to present to a panel of industry leaders? This annual event takes place every spring and is an excellent way to practice your pitch in a safe space, where you can receive feedback from experts.

WTWT Virtual Pitch Competition 2024

Volta’s Women Taking over the World with Tech (WTWT) Virtual Pitch Competition is open to founders identifying as women within the Atlantic Canadian tech ecosystem.

This event provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. The judging panel is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs, potential investors and community leaders. Judging will be based on the pitch, business idea, and will focus on presentation quality and content.

The WTWT Virtual Pitch Competition 2024 will happen Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm ADT.

Eligibility

The Volta WTWT Virtual Pitch Competition 2024 is open to women-identifying founders in the Atlantic Canadian tech ecosystem.

The Idea

When providing a description of your company or idea, be sure to outline its originality. When reviewing the applications we will be looking at the information provided and since we’re a tech innovation hub – the technological component or your company or idea.

Involvement

Volta supports those who are part of the regional tech and innovation community. Participation in past Volta programs, workshops, and events will increase the chances of being selected.

The winning Pitch will receive:

  • $500 Visa gift card
  • Name engraved on Volta’s Pitch Competition trophy

Applications to pitch are open until Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:59pm.

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Awards

Catalyst Award: Genesis

Recognizes an organization that has helped create cohesion and growth in the Atlantic Canadian startup ecosystem. This can include: building relationships between organizations in the ecosystem, supporting growth in the startup community, and reducing or removing barriers to startups' success.

Community Leader Award: Minder Singh

Recognizes a company or Founder directly impacting the growth and development of the technology and innovation ecosystem in Atlantic Canada. They demonstrate dedication to the startup community and give back through the donation of time, mentorship and serving as a resource in a peer-to-peer environment.

Disruptor Award: CapIntel

Recognizes an Atlantic Canadian technology startup that has experienced significant success over the past year. Success can be measured in a number of ways, including; innovative technology, solving a technological need, capturing a new sector or market, disruption of a service or market segment, applications of product or service and traction in, or ability to obtain traction in the international marketplace.

Positive Impact – Individual Award: Shelley Hessian

Recognizes an individual who has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.

Positive Impact – Company Award: Square Roots

Recognizes a company that has developed and implemented solutions for social, cultural and/or environmental issues that benefit the community at large.

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