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2021 BANFF HERSTORY COMPETITION

September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm MDT

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HerStory is a story-telling competition that invites women and women-identifying entrepreneurs to tell a panel of champions from various industries who they are, how they came to their idea and why investing in them will bring innovation, value and impact: both to their industry and to the future of more equitable access to Canadian capital.

Studies have shown what women entrepreneurs and investors have known for decades: traditional pitch competitions consistently fail women. HerStory is quite literally flipping the script. By leading with narrative and encouraging a relatable, honest and intuitively woman-centred approach to information, connection and business building, we’re challenging the traditional pitch model and spurring innovation. HerStory amplifies a diversity of voices and connects modern entrepreneurs with appropriate investors, increasing the likelihood of women accessing pathways to success.

The submission deadline for the 2021 Banff HerStory Competition has been extended to Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

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Applications for Inventures Startup Pitch are now closed. To be notified when the application for Inventures 2022 goes live, please click here.

When
September 25, 2021

Where
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Canada

Thank you to our HerStory partners, Thin Air Labs

FAQ FOR 2021 BANFF HERSTORY COMPETITION

Who is eligible to participate?
Startups must be founded or co-founded by a woman-identifying person. All presenters at HerStory must identify as a woman to participate.

Curious about what sectors should apply for HerStory? Here are a few that inspire us:

  • The Future is Femtech

  • Innovating our Food Systems

  • Everything Enterprise

  • Direct to Consumer & Fintech

How will startups be selected?
Startups will be selected from the pool of applicants with consideration given to each applicant’s creativity, potential, traction, and team/people.

From all those who apply, a list of 30 entrepreneurs curated by Inventures and The51 will be selected to compete. The top chosen startup(s) will receive a $51,000 investment from investor champions (investment is subject to the due diligence process conducted by the investor champion).

When will I be notified if I am selected to participate?
2021 Banff HerStory Competition participants will be notified of their selection in mid August of 2021.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions regarding HerStory Banff?
Please contact Inventures Startup Pitch Manager Philip Cogley at philip@adeointeractive.com.

The submission deadline for the 2021 Banff HerStory Competition has been extended to Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

Details

Start:
September 22 @ 8:00 am MDT
End:
September 24 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Cost:
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Website:
https://inventurescanada.com/pitch-events/

Organizers

Alberta Innovates
The 51 Collective
Inventures

Venue

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Website:
https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/
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