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- NATI pleased with Business Attraction Support for Desire2Learn
- Celtx does 48 Hours in the Valley
- TechWomen Canada 2012 Program Recap
- A Year in Review
- Invitation to attend the 4th BioMarine Business Convention
- Call for Expressions of Interest: Monitoring Technologies for Northern, Offshore & Oil Sands Environments
- Ireland & United Kingdom Trade Development Missions, March 2013
- Knowledge Summit 2013
- Invitation for Expressions of Interest: Navalshore 2013
- TechWomen Canada
- Important Message from the Chair
- Nominations for NATI Board of Directors Open
- Revisions to NATI Constitution
- NAVALSHORE Marintech South America 2013
- Competition for Canadian tech companies to win a tailored business trip to the UK
- AGM and Election of Directors 2013
- RFP for the Provision of Consulting/Matchmaking Services
- Bluedrop Recognized at Clinton Global Initiative
- New Proposals Sought For Canadian Safety and Security Program
- Beyond Your Backyard: Export Diagnostic Program
- The Annual NATI Summer Barbecue
- NATI Summer BBQ a huge success!
- CTA Boston Call for Applications
- 48 Hours in the Valley applications now open
- Message from outgoing Business Development Executive Brittany Brinston
- NATI 2013 Bio-Partnering Forum
- The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program Outreach Tour - Save the Date
- NATI's Commercialization Officer Internship and Directed Research Program - Call for Applications
- NATI’s 2013-2014 Export Program
- NATI Proposing a Series of HR Seminars
- It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and coworker Brenda Bryant
- Trade Mission to GDC 2014
- Year in Review
- NATI Offering Gardiner Centre HR Seminars - Registration Now Open
- SmartForce NL- NEW Courses Available
- 48 Hours in the Hub - Call for Applications
- NATI Biotechnology & Life Sciences Commercialization Workshop
- NATI brings Gartner to St. John's!
- NATI Knowledge Summit
- NATI AGM 2014
- NATI Elects New Board of Directors
- Navalshore Mission - 2 spaces available!
- Incoming Fall 2014 Bio-Partnering Mission
- Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil
- OutSmart Program - Information Session
- Want to Receive Emails from NATI?
- CTA@Boston Call for Applications
- Triware and NATI offer InFocus Lunch and Learn: Collaboration and the Mondopad
- Common Ground Private Office Space Available
- Common Ground Fun-Raiser
- NATI-ACOA 2014-2015 Export Internship Program
- NATI Fall Networking Mixer
- Pan-Atlantic Trade Mission to Mobile World Congress 2015 - Apply Now!
- NATI Fall Mixer A Huge Success!
- Limitless Business Day
- Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015
- RFP: Mobile World Congress 2015
- 2014 Year in Review
- EY SR&ED Session
- Save the Date: 2015 NATI Knowledge Summit
- You're Invited! Sectors Connect Networking Mixer
- EY Entrepreneur of the Year
- 2015 NATI Knowledge Summit
- Multi-City Tour Brazil 2015
- NATI Elects New Board of Directors for 2015/16
- GROW 2015
- International Bio Partnering Mission 2015-2016
- KPMG Breakfast Seminar: IS YOUR BUSINESS U.S.TAX COMPLIANT?
- Technology Commercialization Workshop
- Call for Expressions for Interest for Project Management Training
- New England Maritime Innovation Meeting: Invitation to Participate
- NATI's 2015-2016 Commercialization Officer Internship & Directed Research Program (COIDRP) NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
- Project Management Training for NATI Members
- Call for Expressions of Interest: Exploratory Outbound Mission to Singapore, including the 2016 Singapore Airshow
- Three Companies Receive Investment through Venture Newfoundland and Labrador
- 2016 NATI Knowledge Summit
- Information Session: CanExport - What's in it for my company?
- Lunch & Learn with Acquaint Personnel Services: HR Services for SMEs in the Advanced Technology Sector
- Design Thinking for Advanced Technology SMEs
- NATI Elects New Board of Directors for 2016/17
- Accelerate NL
- Canada's Innovation Ecosystem: Seeding, Scaling and Going Global
- Gaining the Value Added Sales and Marketing Edge Through Trust
- NATI Summer Social 2016
- Information Session: Intellectual Property Program
- Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017
- Hacking Health St. John's Cafe and Chapter Launch
- Call for Expressions of Interest: New England Business Development Outbound November 2016
- NATI Autonomous Systems Network Meeting Nov. 2nd
- NATI applauds Government commitment to a Provincial Innovation Agenda
- NATI 2017-2018 Export Internship Program Call for Applications
- Call for Applications: Trade Mission to New York City - March 20-22, 2017
- Coding in Schools Pilot Program
- NATI Feedback Survey
- NATI Innovation Roundtable Luncheon
- Speaker Series: Woods Hole Center for Marine Robotics
- Hacking Health St. John's Call for Sponsors
- NATI Innovation Roundtable
- OCIO Information Session
- NATI supports “An Open Letter from the Canadian Tech Community: Diversity is our Strength”
- Dream, Girl YYT
- Corporate Innovation Workshop with Rick Rasmussen
- Hacking Health St. John's Hackathon
- Lean Startup Workshop
- NATI Board Nomination Notification 2017
- 2017 NATI Knowledge Summit
- Call for Sponsors – 2017 Youth in Technology Conference
- NATI Member Export Strategy & Support Consultation
TechWomen Canada 2012 Program Recap
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Silicon Valley, California, May 21 to May 25, 2012
The TechWomen Canada program is offered by the Canadian Consul General of San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and aims to connect and support Canadian women in the technology sector to their peers in Northern California. Each participant was given the unique chance to explore business and career opportunities in one of the biggest Information Communication Technology (ICT) clusters in the world, Silicon Valley. The 2012 program was spearheaded by Canadian entrepreneur Anar Simpson, founder of II Earth. The purpose of this outreach initiative is to expose Canadian women to the high growth and impact culture of Silicon Valley, which they can use to enhance their technology businesses and careers.
NATI Business Development Coordinator Natasha Hudson was chosen, along with 11 other women from across Canada, to participate in the inaugural offering of the program. And what a week it was!
Participants were paired with mentors at leading companies in Silicon Valley and gained training and skills in their specific area of expertise as well as professional guidance and support. Natasha's mentor is Ron Piovesan, Business Development Lead for Mozilla Corporation, and she spent time at Mozilla HQ in Mountain View, CA, learning how this successful company continues to grow and expand its reach. The mentorship continues online for a period of up to three months, with opportunities to further the relationship established during the week in the Valley.
As a complement to the mentorships, the program also included components of professional development such as "Tech Talks" in the form of entrepreneurship panels and professional workshops.
Tech Talk Topics included:
- Behind the Scenes of Executive Search, with Suzanne Dalcourt, Leadership Recruiter, Google
- How to Approach Platform Companies, with Matthew Clark, VP, Zoodles
- Growth Strategies for Companies & Careers, Panel Discussion with executives from: Cisco Systems, Mozilla, Apple, HP, Cloud Flare, Motorola, and Citrix.
- Executing Along the Sales/Support Cycle, with Helen Sunderland, Director, Centre of Excellence, SAP
- Venture Capital and Angel Funding,Katherine Barr, MDV Ventures, & Brendan Baker, Greylock Partners
- Design Thinking, Kris Woyzbun, Project Lead, IDEO
Program participants toured some of the top technology incubators in the region, and explored the world renowned school, Stanford University's Institute of Design.
Facility Tours Included:
- RocketSpacein San Francisco (http://www.rocket-space.com)
- Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale(http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com).
- The d. school- Stanford University's Institute of Design (http://dschool.stanford.edu)
Participants also connected with local industry stakeholders through networking events such as the welcoming reception, and the TechWomen Canada concluding reception hosted at Stanford University by the Consul General of Canada, Ms. Cassie Doyle.
By being immersed in the Silicon Valley tech environment, the TechWomen Canada participants were able to establish key contacts with some of the most influential and successful Canadians in Silicon Valley.
TechWomen Canada 2012 was a resounding success; Natasha thought the program provided a deep dive into the world's hotbed of innovation and technology and relationships established during the week in California are already proving valuable in furthering the reach of the province's advanced technology sector.
The Consulate in Northern California plans to repeat the TechWomen Canada program next year, so stay tuned for your chance to connect to the Valley!