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Toronto | November 8th, 2018

$55.00

The Future of Tech: Meet the Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing the Digital World

Eva Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Borrowell
Huda Idrees, Founder & CEO, Dot Health
Sage Franch, Co-Founder & CTO, Crescendo


The global economy is on the cusp of massive change. Traditional business models are shifting to a more accessible, digital platform. Leading this transformation is a group of revolutionary entrepreneurs who have identified opportunities to disrupt big industries by leveraging technology to create a more accessible landscape for consumers.

Join us on November 8th to meet a panel of trailblazing thinkers and change makers. These women are building digital futures in vastly different industries, but share one thing in common: they have each broken the male-dominated tech bubble to leverage innovative ideas and establish hugely successful businesses, all at an impressively young age.

Eva Wong was ranked on the Women in FinTech Powerlist in 2017 and was named one of 20 Tech Start-Up Founders to Follow by Twitter Canada. With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva identified an opportunity to improve the accessibility of personal credit ratings and subsequently launched Borrowell. Borrowell is a tech platform that offers free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations to over half a million members. Today, it is considered one of Canada’s largest fintech companies.

The first time Huda Idrees became a CEO she was just 12 years old. Having learned several computer-programming languages and web design at school in Saudi Arabia, it occured to Huda that she could sell those services. Huda is now 26 and an established innovator in Canada's tech-startup community. Her latest Toronto-based startup, Dot Health, aims to streamline patient health records by collating the information and allowing it to be accessible to patients through smartphones, tablets and computers. Huda is on a mission to solve a “massive problem in the global health-care system” by enabling people to be the “CEOs of their own health” and as a result, access proper treatment.

Sage Franch recalls her first experience with code as her ‘caveman moment', where she discovered the ‘fire’ of her true passion. At just 25 years old, Sage is an experienced developer, technology educator and founder of lifestyle and tech blog, TrendyTechie.ca. Sage began her professional career at Microsoft, where she first held a role as an educator at Microsoft Learning. She then expanded her position and became a technology evangelist at Microsoft who worked with top North American Institutions to introduce cloud computing into technical curricula. A motivational speaker and leading voice in technology, Sage has used her international platform and identity as the “Trendy Techie” to advocate for diversity in STEM.

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Details

Date:
November 8, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$55.00

Venue

One King Street West – Grand Banking Hall
1 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1A1 Canada
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Phone:
(416) 548-8100

Additional Details

Our Women of Influence Evening Series is designed to motivate and inspire the next generation of emerging leaders and provide a platform for them to meet their peers and role models who have had early success and high-profile careers. Keynote speakers share tactical advice on negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication and personal branding and a structured “Connecting Activity” enables our guests to make career-defining connections. 

Event Agenda

6:30 – 7:00 pm        Registration and Cocktail Reception

7:00 – 7:50pm         Keynote Presentation

7:50 – 8:20pm         Connecting Activity

8:20 – 8:30pm         Door Prize

** Your ticket includes complimentary Wine and Hors d’Ouevres.

 

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Eva is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Borrowell offers free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations to over half a million members, making it one of Canada’s largest fintech companies. With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva has worked in both the business and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and abroad, including roles at Maple Leaf Foods and Oliver Wyman. She holds degrees from Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business.

Eva was named one of 20 tech start-up founders to follow by Twitter Canada and is on the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist. She enjoys biking, cooking and exploring the city with her husband and two kids.

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Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. With a background in engineering from the University of Toronto and a prolific career at some of Toronto’s best known startups including Wattpad, Wave, and Wealthsimple, her latest venture is transforming the way people access and control their own health information for good. Huda’s work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Metro News, CNBC, and Metro Morning. She has been recognized amongst the Top 5 CEOs in Toronto Life and as a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017. Huda serves on the Business Innovation and Development committee at Sinai Health System and on the Canadian Federal Economic Strategy Table for Health and Biosciences.

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Sage Franch is the co-founder and CTO of Crescendo, a tool for personalized unconscious bias training in Slack. A seasoned developer and technical educator, Sage has contributed code to startups and nonprofits across North America. In her previous roles at Microsoft, Sage specialized in cognitive computing, mixed reality, and blockchain, and prior to that she created global-scale online courses for developers as an educator at Microsoft Learning. Now splitting her time between Toronto and Montreal, Sage is an active participant in the AI ethics and transhumanist communities, and believes in building inclusive technology that improves the human experience.

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Venue

One King Street West – Grand Banking Hall
1 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H1A1 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
(416) 548-8100