Canadian and Swedish Tech 

Building Inclusive Transatlantic Relationships 


14.30 - 14.40 CET (9.30-9.40am EDT) 
Welcome and Objectives: Chargé d’affaires - Eric Peterson, Embassy of Canada to Sweden and Jeanette Carlsson, Founder and CEO, Tech Nordic Advocates 

14.40 - 15.10 (9.40-10.10am EDT) 
Panel 1 - "Canadians in Sweden: The Swedish tech scene from a Canadian perspective" 

Moderator: Pratima Rao, Senior Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to Sweden

Panel: Lesley Pennington, CEO and Founder, Bemz & The Kinship Collective; Jocelyn Chan, Content Manager, Detectify; Erica Rose, Collaboration Leader, Inter IKEA; Dr Franziska Broell, Founder & CEO, Motryx.

15.10 - 15.25 (10.10-10.25am EDT) 
Inspirational speaker: 

Dimitra Letsa, Founder of Moonshot News, Sweden - "The gender gap in media coverage"

15.25 - 15.55 CET (10.25-10.55am EDT)
Pitch/Showcase session 1: Canadian startups

Moderator: Barry O' Brien, COO, Tech Nordic Advocates

Startups: Dr Francisca Broell, Founder & CEO, Mostryn, Andrew Heneghan, European Sales Lead, Andgo Systems (More TBC)

Swedish Investors & Ecosystem Experts : Anette Nordvall, Founding MP Cross Nordic Capital & CP Keiretsu Forum Nordics, Melinda Elmborg, Accelerator Co-Lead at Fast Track Malmo, Jeremie Poirier, StartUps, Tech & VC Strategist at Region Skåne  (More TBC)


16.10 - 16.40 (11.10-11.40am EDT) 
Panel 2 - “Approaches to diversity and inclusion in tech in Sweden and Canada"

Moderator: Helena Rönqvist, Partner, Magnusson 

Panel: Wendy Anderson, Partner & CoFounder, The Case for Her; Elina Åkerlind - Board Member & Business Developer, Gothenburg Tech Week & Connect Väst; Stephanie Mazzotta, Co-Founder, FemTech Sweden (More TBC)

16.40 - 17.10 (11.40-12.10am EDT) 
Pitch/Showcase session 2: Swedish startups

Moderator: Barry O'Brien, COO; Tech Nordic Advocates Sweden

Startups: Beatrice Ionascu, Co-Founder - Imagilabs; Johanna Nissen Karlsson, Co-Founder & CEO, Vividye; Emelie Klasson, Co-Founder and CEO -; Helen Petrashchuk, CEO - 4ireLabs  (More TBC)

Investors: Yuri Navarro, Managing Partner, Kanata Ventures; Nicole le Blanc, Partner, 2150 VC; Shelley Kuipers, Co-CEO/General Partner, The 51; Danielle Brewin Graham, Venture Partner at ArchAngel Network of Funds

17.10 (12.10am EDT)- Closing remarks

17.15 (12.15am EDT) - Onwards: Lounge networking with table hosts

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