THE ODLUM BROWN FWE GALA: PITCH FOR THE PURSE FINALE

February 21, 2019 | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Gala! Last year’s amazing evening celebrating women entrepreneurs raised over $750,000 and we are looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year.

 

Whether you were in the room or there in spirit, take a moment to watch this video of the highlights of the 2018 Odlum Brown FWE Gala – Pitch for the Purse Finale, and relive some of the magic!

 

Thank you to all our Semi-Finalists who pitched in both Toronto and Vancouver, and congratulations to our three Pitch for the Purse Finalists!  

 

Meet this year’s Pitch for the Purse Finalists and their Mentors:

 

Jessica Oblak
Copper Medical Inc.
@coppermedical

 

MENTORED BY

Patrice Mousseau
Satya Organic Skin Care
@SatyaOrganic

 

MENTORED BY

Sonia Strobel
Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery 
@skipperotto

MENTORED BY

Sophia Maizel
Senior Associate| HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

Brian Paes-Braga
Partner & Managing Director | Fiore Group

 Ali Pejman

Partner | Fort Capital Partners

 

Stay tuned for exciting announcements about 2019 Celebrity Judges!

 

 

 Thank you to our Gala Sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

 

 

Pitch for the Purse Program Sponsor

Purse Sponsor

 

Event Partners

ARC Document Solutions
CountDown Events
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Givergy
Pedersen’s Rentals
Proshow Audiovisual

TELUS

True Calling Media

Yaletown Photography

 

Thank you to our wonderful Gala Committee for all their dedication:

Christina Anthony (Co-Chair) | FWE Founder

Lara Dauphinee (Co-Chair) | Fiore Group

Kristy Brinkley | Redfish Kids

Christina Brown | Committee Member

Dave Bustos | Fort Capital Partners

Amy Carruthers | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Jenny DeJong | CountDown Events

Soha Lavin | CountDown Events

Gabrielle Malette | Emerald Health

Jennifer McCarron | Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company

Susannah Pierce | Shell LNG Canada

Andrew Reid | VC LABS

Corina Reynolds | Blank Canvas Foundation

Samantha Reynolds | ECHO Storytelling Agency

Nicole Smith | Flytographer