96% of venture capitalists are men1. Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms2 and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees3. "She Started It" gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.
Join JLABS @ Toronto and The University of Toronto’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) for a film screening of "She Started It," a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship.
View the trailer for the film here. Students and families are welcome to attend.
Prior to the screening, hear from 3 female founders of life science start-up companies within JLABS @ Toronto as they give candid, informative presentations detailing their executive teams, an overview of their company and their journey to entrepreneurship.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Let’s Talk Science.
2"Sources of Economic Hope" by Kauffman Foundation
3Computing Research Association study
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5:00 PM | Registration and Networking*
5:30 PM | Presentations
6:15 PM | Q&A
6:30 PM | Film Screening of "She Started It"
8:00 PM | Program Close
*Snacks will be served.
FREE | General Public
JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
The University of Toronto’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) looks to promote the education of women in the fields of science and engineering. To develop women’s leadership skills, confidence, and involvement in research and technology, WISE focuses on building a supportive community of men and women through a number of initiatives.
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JLABS @ Toronto
JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit jlabs.jnjinnovation.com.