Yaletown-Backed Founders Chosen for TechWomen 2013

CEOs and founders backed by Canadian venture capital firm Yaletown Venture Partners have been selected for TechWomen 2013, an outreach initiative that connects women in Canadian technology sectors with their peers in Silicon Valley. Shelley Kuipers, founder and CEO of Calgary’s Chaordix Inc. and co-founders Christine Sommers and Kirsten Koppang Telford of Vancouver’s ePACT Networks Ltd. will participate in the program beginning in May 2013.


Yaletown Venture Partners congratulates Shelley Kuipers, Founder and CEO of Chaordix and Co-Founders Christine Sommers and Kirsten Koppang Telford of ePACT Networks on their selection to TechWomen 2013.

The TechWomen Canada program aims to support Canadian women in the technology sector and connect them to their peers in Silicon Valley. This outreach initiative will expose Canadian start-ups to the impact and high growth culture of the Valley, which they can use to enhance the growth of their technology companies.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our CEOs to expand their network and tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields,” said Brad Johns, Partner with Yaletown Venture Partners. “Acceptance into this program is a reflection of the caliber of both the business and the CEO.”

TechWomen participants will be paired with mentors from leading companies in Silicon Valley and will receive training and skills in their specific area of expertise as well as professional guidance and support. The program runs from May 13 – 16 in San Francisco and mentorship will continue online for a period of up to two months.

About Yaletown Venture Partners – yaletown.com

Yaletown is backed by leading institutional investors and a network of successful technology entrepreneurs, executives, and angel investors. Yaletown leverages an extensive on-the-ground network to seek out the most promising early stage Cleantech and IT companies. Founded in 2002, Yaletown is led by a team that brings together industry relationships and more than 120 years collective experience building and financing technology companies. Yaletown Venture Partners, is headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Calgary and Seattle.

About Chaordix – chaordix.com

Chaordix® is the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence. Chaordix® uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the world’s leading companies and organizations gain business insight and competitive advantage. Our Crowd Intelligence™ community solutions are helping clients such as E.ON, IBM, The Government of Ireland, Orange, P&G, and PwC leverage our unique crowdsourcing techniques and technology to drive market research, brand loyalty and innovation. Visit www.chaordix.com to find out more.

About ePACT Network Ltd. – epactnetwork.com
Each year, organizations request emergency information (allergies, medications, emergency contacts) from North American families over 900M times – most using paper forms. ePACT, the emergency network, replaces existing antiquated processes, reducing risks, increasing connectivity and communications, and providing greater support across entire communities.

ePACT is essentially a LinkedIn for emergencies. Families create their single emergency record, then connect and securely share it with their support network of relatives, friends and organizations who support them. ePACT addresses existing gaps and liabilities faced by organizations managing emergency information and supporting individuals, while providing greater convenience and peace of mind for families. Whether dealing with an individual injury, community flood or lockdown, or large-scale crisis like an earthquake, ePACT supports greater connectivity and safety for all.

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