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When a local initiative like The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA)’s Hub350 joins forces with a Canadian startup accelerator like Connection Silicon Valley (CSV), you know big things are about to happen.

“We are pleased to announce Hub350’s partnership with Connection Silicon Valley,” said Julia Frame, Director of Partnerships at KNBA. “Their experience and ties within the tech ecosystemwill help propel Hub350 and the Kanata North tech hub onto a global stage.”

The shared purpose and mandate of CSV and Hub350 makes their partnership a natural one. 

In the past six years, Alberta-based CSV accomplishments seem to support founder & CEO Joanne Fedeyko’s claim that “we get shit done.”

  • 16 accelerator programs ran
  • 180 startups supported
  • 1000s of connections forged
  • 100s of founders, operators and executives as speakers, mentors, and pitch supports engaged

The CSV also supports female founders from across Canada by connecting them with their Silicon Valley network of investors, mentors and executives through the Canadian Women’s Network (CWN).

“The thought of approaching Silicon Valley can often feel overwhelming and founders don’t know where to begin. Through the programs we run and online community, we help foundersaccess the U.S. market for business development, fundraising, potential clients, and other key business connections,” says CSV Founder, Joanne Fedeyko.

Access to the Canadian Women’s Network community is free thanks to the support of sponsors and women and gender non-binary entrepreneurs can request access here.

Startups looking  to expand into the U.S. market or raise capital from Silicon Valley can contact CSV for upcoming programs or inquire about their consulting services.

“CSV’s strategic focus on accelerating our business and building global networks strengthens our Canadian technology ecosystem and will increase the number of jobs and companies led by women, and most critically, allow Canadians to build, scale and stay in Canada,” says Kristy Ehman, Founder and CEO, Hyon Software and CWN member.

With Ottawa at a crossroads, this new fork in the road forged by the KNBA’s Hub350 will soon be taking local entrepreneurs down the road to success. 

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