Since May 2022, eight women changemakers have been engaging in speaker highlight sessions, peer-to-peer mentoring, networking opportunities, dedicated mentoring, and more. The 2022 VentureWomen Program wrapped up on September 8th, 2022, during the Final Pitch Competition where participants had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges for the chance to win $4,000 in cash prizes.
Our esteemed judging panel welcomed Dr. Phillip Olla, Chief Executive Officer, Audacia Bioscience, Jennifer Charron, President, Logic Executive Search & Workplace Solutions, and Lori Atkinson, Regional Manager and Coach, Libro Credit Union.
Congratulations to Amy Saba, Founder of SoHum, for winning the $3,000 Top Pitch Award, sponsored by the Lucas Imagine Fund. SoHum is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly scented candles made with 100% Soy and hand-poured in Lakeshore, Ontario. Their mission is to uplift your spirit, inspire your soul and illuminate your home.
Congratulations to the $1,000 She Inspires Award winner, Zule Ankamah, Founder of Zuleeats.
Zuleeats specializes in traditional Ghanaian savoury vegan, vegetarian beef, and chicken pies. Each filling has a unique blend of mouth-watering seasoning and is enveloped in a flaky golden-brown pastry.
Congratulations to the remaining teams for completing the Final Pitch Competition
- Aline Ranieri, Founder of Diverse Jewelry
- Enisa Hyseni, Founder of With a Bow
- Kennedy Murray, Founder of One Act at A Time
- Sarah Robbins, Founder of Sarah M Robbins Murals & Designs
- Taylor Meyers, Founder of All On Board Charcuterie
The VentureWomen Program is in proud collaboration with RISE WindsorEssex and funded by FedDev Ontario.