Events / Meet entrepreneurs with a purpose

Meet entrepreneurs with a purpose

March 17, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shopify – Montreal Office, 490 rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Z 0B3

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.

Tickets HERE!

Additional background

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.