Join us to learn from entrepreneurs who started companies with the ambition of doing good for society and the environment:
- Margaret Magdesian, Co-founder & CEO of Ananda Devices
- Joanna Griffiths, Founder & CEO of Knixwear
- Marc-André Roberge, Co-founder & CEO of Nectar Technologies
Our guest speakers will share tangible examples from their company and answer your questions.
Ananda Devices offers human nervous system-on-a-chip enabling Pharma, Food and Cosmetic industries to perform in-vitro drug screening, toxicity and efficacy testing faster and more cost-effectively than current technologies while helping reduce animal experimentation. Margaret Magdesian is a 2019 North-American Finalist of the Cartier Women’s Initiative, for which INSEAD is the founding academic partner.
Knix is a company that defines intimates for women with functional details. But the Ontario-based company is bigger than just trying to reimagine women’s intimates, it is creating a community of women – online and offline – focused on embracing their bodies as they are. Knix won the 2019 NAA Canada Business as A Force for Good award for Small and medium size business.
Nectar Technologies is a startup that helps honey bees, beekeepers, and growers communicate with each other. A third of our crops – such as almonds, blueberries, and canola seed – depend on the pollination services provided by managed bees. Nectar equips beekeepers with data-driven tools that help give their bees a voice in an agriculture system that sometimes can’t hear them. Nectar raised $1.1M seed round last Fall.
Cocktails and appetizers will be served.