NACO’s fifth weekly collaborative roundtable on Thursday April 30th focused on activating capital for the next wave of great founders. In partnership with The51 and Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund, NACO welcomed an impressive panel of industry insiders and experts well-versed in the intense need to support enterprises led by women and to remove barriers standing in their way.
In the wake of COVID-19, there’s an urgent need for high-potential entrepreneurs — both male and female, from urban cities and rural communities — to gain rapid access to the resources they need to grow and scale. “If the pipeline of startups shrinks dramatically, there will be a massive ripple effect across the entire Canadian economy. As a nation, we need to harness the power of all entrepreneurs as we invest our way out of the crisis”
“The measures that our government has taken — and the speed of those policy responses — are extraordinary and they deserve to be commended. That said, gaps remain, and we need to fill them quickly or we risk seeing Canadian entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them fall behind or, worse, close their doors”
Originally Recorded on April 30, 2020. Click here to join future roundtables.