Driving WinTech Community Activation
Women in Tech World and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) are happy to bring Driving WinTech Community Activation, Sault Ste. Marie to Algoma University!
Women in Tech World is a nonprofit dedicated to creating community driven plans and educational programming to support and advance women in tech.
The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is a non-profit organization which functions as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the science and technology sectors in the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region. SSMIC leads business development services and many science and technology sector development projects, workshops and events within the community.
Women in Tech World will proudly release the findings from last year’s Driving WinTech research tour, on October 3rd, as Canada’s Gender Equity Roadmap (Canada’s GER). Now it’s time to design programming and tools that will impact women in tech in Sault Ste. Marie. Using the data, experiences, and voices from last year’s research tour, let’s work together to be the change for women in tech across the nation.
What are #DrivingWinTech Community Activations?
In partnership with ProtoHack, Women in Tech World will put the right people in the same room to brainstorm, conceive of and build programming, tools, or both. Participants will engage with peers, learn from esteemed mentors, and test drive the largest set of qualitative data on women in tech in Canada. With the data that we’ve collected and analysed, we encourage participants to transform ideas into programming, tools, or both.
Following this collaborative session:
1. The top three teams will be provided with resources to launch their initiatives in their region.
2. In-kind prizes worth up to CAD$10,000 will be awarded to these top teams, and includes development work.
3. In-kind prizes of up to CAD$200 will be awarded to each participant (includes extended access to prototyping tools).