Events

11

Apr

2016

Scaling Up for Success: Strategy, Impact and Outcomes (Saskatoon)

16:30 - 19:30

Are you a successful business owner ready to take the next step and grow your business?  You survived startup and built a successful business and now you are asking yourself “How much money, time and sweat equity am I willing to invest all over again to take my business to the next level?” 

If you are ready to grow, join us for a three hour seminar and hear how 4 Saskatchewan entrepreneurs navigated through the complexity of running, managing and growing a business.   

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc., in partnership with the Raj Manek Mentorship Program, will be holding “Scaling Up for Success:  Strategy, Impact and Outcomes” at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Monday, April 11, 2016. This free event will include a panel discussion, showcasing 4 well-known Saskatchewan entrepreneurs who have successfully grown and expanded their businesses. They will share the stories of their entrepreneurial journey; how they scaled up their business, the strategies they employed, and the challenges and successes they experienced along the way. They will also offer tips and nuggets for entrepreneurs who are on the cusp of scaling their business.  

The panel itself will last for about 60 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session. 

Please register by Tuesday, April 5.

Panelists:

Greg Yuel, President and CEO of PIC Investment Group Inc., a privately held Venture Capital Investment Company

Betty Anne Latrace-Henderson, President of Airline Hotels and Resorts, one of Canada’s best-managed companies

Ben Voss, President of Morris Industries Ltd., one of Canada's largest and most successful privately held agricultural machinery manufacturers

Liza Kook, Owner of Wet Paint Pottery, a successful paint your own pottery studio in Saskatoon

Agenda:

4:30pm - Networking/Appetizers (Cash Bar)
5:15pm - Prabha Vaidyanathan, CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. - Opening Remarks and Introductions
5:20pm - A Word from our Sponsor BDC
5:25pm - Introduction of Panel Moderator & Panel
5:30pm - Panel discussion
6:30pm - Q & A session
7:00pm - Wrap up

Click here or use the form below to register.

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