Episode 160

International Perspectives: Supporting Women Founders with Adi Paz and Natasha Morano

On this week's #StartupWomenPodcast, Adi and Natasha chat funding model improvements, government, and women starting up around the world.

Episode Overview

Around the world, the collective entrepreneurial experience is surprisingly similar – hurdles and opportunities for women founders are no exception. Adi Paz and Natasha Morano agree that in order for women around the globe to succeed in the startup space, impactful and tailored programs are a must.  

Adi Paz is the co-founder CEO of OnTime, a social delivery network platform. Adi  has more than 17 years of highly diverse business experience, spanning from highly technical roles and all the way through to venture creation and funding. These days Adi is looking for a technical co-founder and for pre-seed investment for her start-up. Adi has B.Sc. in math and computer science and an executive MBA from the Technion,  94th on a list of the world’s top 100 universities. Some of her noteworthy roles include: Senior associate at Quantum China Israel Investment as well as co-instructor in Israeli top ranked MBAs programs.

Natasha Hope Morano is the President of NHM Connect, an Ottawa based consultancy company specializing in strategic partnerships, and corporate and government relations. As former Vice President of the Economic Club of Canada and having opened the first satellite chapter of the Club in Ottawa, she has had the privilege of hosting some of the world’s most notable influencers and thought leaders. Natasha has a passion for supporting causes that advance children’s rights and the well-being of those underserved. In 2019 she was selected by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attend the first Canadian Women Leaders’ Mission to Israel, and continues to have an interest in the MENA region.

“Women founders face similar challenges, regardless of nationality. Women support networks help us to tell these stories, and not feel as alone.” – Adi Paz.

“Consolidated, simplified funding processes can let women founders realize their dreams and continue to innovate. It’s a game changer.” – Natasha Morano. 

On this week’s StartupWomen Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Adi and Natasha discuss improving funding models for women, the importance of connecting with government officials, and the collective experience of starting up around the world.

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