Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021 Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021
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Global Morning Keynote with Jonah Chininga


Skye Kihara
Black Business Ventures Association, Operations & Community Manager

Skye Kihara’s innovation ethos and professional philosophy is to lead with community in mind. She is dedicated to helping startup focused organizations succeed through optimal operations, community development, and innovative program implementation. 

Skye’s passion is to be the catalyst for explosive solutions by connecting ideas and those behind them with resources to launch their next best startup solution. 

Prior to joining BBVA, she helped lead community development at Startup Edmonton, where she launched the first Foundations for Black Founders, after organizing, listening, and learning from Black and BIPOC tech expert roundtables. She is excited to contribute to an ever-changing, ever-growing tech ecosystem - helping to usher in more ideas and diverse founders into the tech ecosystem. Skye is looking forward to contributing to the cultivation of a deeply interconnected technology world.

Jonah Chininga
MICC, CEO

Jonah Chininga is the Co-founder and CEO of MICC, a social payments and credit building mobile app. MICC is the first social lending platform in Canada and has partnered with Mastercard, People’s trust Bank and Equifax. Prior to starting MICC, Jonah co-founded the Atlantic Student Development Alliance organization. 

Jonah was raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia before immigrating to Canada to study Business and Finance at UPEI. 


Roll out of bed, grab your coffee, and start your morning with an inspiring chat with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup. 

We all need a good pick-me-up in the morning and listening to those who have been through the process, know the struggles, and can remind us that there is a light at the end of the 16 hour days…well that’s a good morning!

This morning will feature Jonah Chininga who is the CEO of MICC in PEI. 


Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.

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Attendees (32)

Maggie Barton Baird
Maggie Barton Baird
MB & Company, Principal
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Chase Christensen
RBCx, VP, Relationship Management
Cory Sellar
Cory Sellar
Innovate Edmonton, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Allan Waine
Allan Waine
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Barbara McKenzie
Barbara McKenzie
Innovate Edmonton, Director, Strategic and Operational Growth
Shamelle Pless
Shamelle Pless
Innovate Edmonton, Manager, Brand & Digital Presence
Anna Knight
Anna Knight
Startup Edmonton, Program Coordinator
Christian Idicula
Christian Idicula
KASTx Ventures, Director, Operations
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Aatif Baskanderi
Aatif Baskanderi
The Northpine Foundation, CEO
Seanna Baxter
Seanna Baxter
Innovate Edmonton, General Admin
Tamara Woolgar
Tamara Woolgar
The A100, Executive Director
senay yemane
senay yemane
BDC, Account Manager
Dan Alfano
Dan Alfano
Edmonton Public Library, Manager, Digital Initiatives
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