Victoria, B.C., November 17, 2020: Locelle, a Victoria based startup has been selected to be part of this year’s PitchfestNW.
PitchfestNW is part of TechfestNW – an annual event featuring talks from industry speakers, and startup companies from around the world. This year’s programming will be online with startups from around the world pitching, inspiring speakers, informative panels, virtual networking and an expo!
Our Founder and CEO, Humaira, is excited to share with audiences around the world how Locelle is creating access to leadership training and guidance for women working in the tech industry from women leaders who have successfully navigated their careers.
Through our fully-managed mentorship platform, that is designed to advance women at work using matching technology connecting them to leadership focused mentorship by women who’ve been there, Locelle is working towards creating an equitable future for women in traditionally male-dominated industries.
“Pitching to leading tech investors and leaders at this stage of our company is exciting as we share our platform and the revenue growth we have had during a global pandemic,” said Humaira Ahmed, Founder and CEO, Locelle. “Having bootstrapped so far, we have had our fair share of ups and downs but the most valuable lesson learnt is to respond to market needs in a timely manner and iterate accordingly,” said Ahmed.
The goal to pitch at this year’s TechfestNW is to showcase our platform to companies outside of Canada, network with tech leaders, influencers and investors as we plan expansion into the US in 2021.
Come join us – get your tickets to cheer on a Canadian tech startup based out of Victoria, BC.
Locelle is a matching platform designed for women at work. Through 1:1 tailored mentorship and leadership training opportunities for women by women, Locelle delivers personal and professional growth to women employees. Our goal is simple: retention, engagement and advancement of women at work.
PitchfestNW is a startup competition within TechfestNW taking place December 2-4, 2020. Normally one of Portland’s larger tech conference, this year the conference is going virtual. Selected startups at various stages get the opportunity to present their company to a panel of US PNW based investors. The conference features two days of networking, workshops, speakers, and pitches. The PitchFest winner will receive a prize consisting of cash, cloud credits, and be featured in the Willamette Weekly, which organizes the conference.