Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021 Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

- MDT
Leveraging the Immigrant Talent Pool to Grow Alberta Startups with Immigrant Techies Alberta
Vartika Manasvi
Vartika Manasvi
Sovereign Internet and Identity, Founder and Managing Partner
Yousuf Khatib
Yousuf Khatib
Global Skills Hub/TKG, CEO
Wunmi Adekanmbi
Wunmi Adekanmbi
Immigrant Techies Alberta, Organizer and Host

Alberta's tech sector is growing rapidly, so is our need for sustainable talent. On the other hand, we have a young, vibrant, competent and resilient immigrant talent pool that we're not making the best of. 

What would it look like if we can redesign and optimize the newcomer-economy interface and once again make Alberta the first choice for new Canadians? 

Join Immigrant Techies Alberta in this panel discussion as we explore this topic.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

- MDT
Why Inclusion Matters and How You Can be an Active Participant in Change - a practical guide to owning your own equity, diversity, and inclusion journey in a time of heightened social consciousness with Erin Davis Co.
Erin Davis
Erin Davis
Erin Davis Co., Founder & Lead Inclusion Strategist

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) have become part of our mainstream dialogue, whether you are hearing the topic come up at the boardroom table, or over coffee with a fellow entrepreneur -- we’ve moved into a time when understanding how you can help build a more inclusive world matters. 

Erin can help you on your journey to understand why EDI matters in your business, how you can be an active participant in forming more inclusive solutions and showcase why inclusive workplaces matter.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

- MDT
How can we make innovation more inclusive with Startup Edmonton
Skye Kihara
Skye Kihara
Black Business Ventures Association, Operations & Community Manager

How can we ensure underrepresented potential founders pursue entrepreneurship? The question of what prevents these potential founders from succeeding as entrepreneurs is of vital importance to not only the innovation ecosystem but our economy and society as a whole.  

What are the barriers and what are the crucial next steps?

Join us for a discussion on inclusive innovation.


This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Parlee McLaws.

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