FounderDating – A Wealth of Entrepreneurial Insight

Last year, I applied to be part of the FounderDating Network. In a nutshell, it’s an online hub of pre-screened entrepreneurs who excel in engineering, business development or design. Most of us likely joined because we were looking for a talented individual to hop on board our own, personal startup trains. Although my venture never […]

GROWing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

‘GROWing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ was a post I originally wrote for Accelerate Okanagan and Startup Canada.   So, I went to GROW 2012 last week. What can I say? It was an amazing event. I’ve been to some pretty dry conferences in my time, and this event was anything but. DealmakerMedia did a fantastic job creating a professional yet hip […]

Happy Canada Day to Kelowna Entrepreneurs

I love being Canadian! Let’s celebrate some Kelowna entrepreneurs and their technology startups! At the end of March this year, The Globe and Mail did a piece on the people behind top Canadian Startups.  Within this list, there were the likes of Ryan Holmes from Hootsuite, Christian Strat from Summify (acquired by Twitter in January 2012), […]

metabridge 2012 in Kelowna, BC left me wanting more

metabridge happened last weekend in my home town, Kelowna.  It’s a small city in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, and relatively new to the Canadian tech scene.  This premier event aimed to connect top Canadian start-ups with Silicon Valley ( I eagerly signed up for the complementary talk sponsored by Accelerate Okanagan.  It was […]

The Long Distance Developer Relationship

As you may be aware, I am no programmer extraordinaire.  So what is a non-technical co-founder to do when she finds a developer across the pond?  I live in the interior of British Columbia, Canada.  I was extremely fortunate to find a developer who was someone I knew from my undergrad days.  He was excited […]

Why would anyone ever want to be an entrepreneur?

The start of my entrepreneurial efforts began not too long ago – around the summer of 2011.  After completing a Masters in Biology and then managing a laboratory the year after, the summer of 2011 was dedicated to enjoying the long summer days on the shores of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  I caught […]


Well, I’ve decided to venture down a new path – a slight detour I like to call it.  You think that diving into the entrepreneurial deep end is a good idea?  Likely not.  And with a 90% failure rate, my chance of success is about as likely as finding Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. But I […]