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TechWomen Canada selects UTEST co-director for Silicon Valley program

Lyssa Neel

Lyssa Neel, co-director of UTEST and MaRS Innovation project manager

MaRS Innovation’s (MI) Lyssa Neel, co-director of the UTEST program and project manager, has been selected to represent MI’s ICT start-up companies at the TechWomen Canada program in San Francisco, which runs May 13 to 16, 2013.

The announcement was covered in TechVibes:

TechWomen Canada is run by the Canadian Consulate and is focused on providing Canadian women leaders in the ICT sector an opportunity to expand both professional and business networks in Silicon Valley.

The program brings approximately 20 companies from across Canada together with tech leaders, Venture Capital firms and potential corporate partners for three days of one-to-one meetings, workshops, panels and networking events in San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Each of the following participants will have the opportunity to work directly with industry experts offering advice, guidance and introductions that can enhance and accelerate business plans, technology strategies and overall company growth.

“I’m really looking forward to participating in this event,” says Neel. “The mentorship and introductions that TechWomen Canada offers are extraordinary, and will benefit not just the companies I work with directly, but all the ICT opportunities in MaRS Innovation’s portfolio. I’m honoured to have been chosen.”

The full list of participating companies is on the TechVibes website.

Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, marketing and communications manager.