#StartupChats – Do You Know How to Mitigate Risks to Your Business?

About This Event

How does risk affect your organization? Are you prepared to respond to risk, and more importantly, to mitigate risk before something happens? Getting ahead of your risk mitigation strategy is an important part of starting and growing a business. Learn how to identify risk, measure KPIs, as well as build and implement a mitigation plan that will set you up for long-term success.

Join Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada) and Sovereign Insurance (@SovInsurance) on March 20th for a live #StartupChats on Twitter from 12pm – 1pm ET – we’ll be learning about mitigating risk for your business.


  • Devon Smiley, Negotiation Consultant at Devon Smiley. I help entrepreneurs, startups and corporates learn how to negotiate their best-yet deals. @devonmsmiley
  • Sandra Spencer, Consultant/Founder at Nimble Strategizing, Helping build and articulate business strategies for startups & scaleups. @nimblestrategy
  • Mame Diouf, President at DiMexnet-CI & Quebec Inc. @mhdiouf1
  • Jerry Zhang, Founder of eemart. I’m a entrepreneurial person. @m2tvTO
  • Jones Amerkhail, Freelancer at IEMS. Director/CEO Civil Engineer with MBA and PMP Certification Expected
  • Carolina Ponce de Leon, Entrepreneur at Business Ventures Academy, a space designed to inspire, support and lead those who are looking to reinvent themselves. @CPoncedeleon1
  • Cuneyt Zumrutpinar, CEO at Cuz Tech Inc. Cuz Tech Inc. @CuzTranslation
  • Ian Keith, Group Insurance & Pension Advisor at IP Benefits Inc. All-star Employee Benefit Plan Professional. @iankeith2525
  • Prieeyya Kesh, Founder & CEO, Our Wave Hub. I’m a first time entrepreneur, currently navigating the ups and downs of building a tech talent accelerator that help prepare youth between 18-30 for the future of work. @ourwavehub
  • Clarissa Harris-LeBreton, Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Services at NBCC. Entrepreneur cheerleader, small biz supporter and &all round community volunteer! @ClarissaMHL
  • Christine Whone, Owner/ Communication Designer / Chapter Lead / Community Builder at Actually / Startup Barrie / Canada Learning Code. Canadian Success Coach and Business Mentor, Owner of Actually a Communication Design firm, Community Builder for Startup Barrie and Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead. @christinewhone
  • Candace Huntly, Founding Partner at SongBIrd Marketing Communications. SongBird is a marketing and PR agency that helps businesses and brands develop growth strategies using a combination of traditional and digital tactics. @SongBird_TO
  • Hilda Gan, President and Chief People Officer at People Bright Consulting. Seasoned Entrepreneur and expert in workplace culture & HR who co founded and created a national Award winning Engineering Consulting firm that became a Top 10 of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada. @pplebrightcon
  • Brad Matthews, President at Endeavor Machining Solutions Inc. working IN the business instead of ON the business. @endeavorbrad
  • Helen Ofosu, Career Psychologist & HR Consultant at I/O Advisory Services.Career Psychologist & HR Consultant, building resilient careers and organizations. More than career coaching, it’s career psychology. @drheleno_ca
  • Sari Abdo, Cofounder, CEO at hungerhub. Cofounder, & CEO of hungerhub an online food delivery platform for the workspace. @MindOfSari
  • Elizabeth Romo-Rabago,Co-founder of Ciclomanias, I am a biologist social impact entrepreneur.     
  • Ed Sosa, Founder & CEO at Ednaturals Healthy Foods. We help people succeed at eating healthy foods. @EdnaturalsFoods
  • Ludovica Mazzucato, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at ADVANCE Concussion Clinic Inc. Senior Executive, 3x founder, 6 countries, 35 markets. @ludovicamzz
  • Kara Morgan, COO and Lead Innovator at PlanIt! Outsourcing Solutions. We create innovative systems, products and service solutions to help SME’s increase operational efficiency, energy efficiency, capacity and productivity to help small businesses optimize their infrastructure and scale up. @planitoutsrcing
  • Monica Kelly, Personal Vegan Chef at Vegan Kitchen. @vegankitchen
  • Jade Alberts, Owner of Jade Alberts Consulting. Small Business Strategist & Influencer / Business Development / Marketing / Content Creation / Enterpreneur. @Jade_A_Consult
  • James Bowen, CEO of Experimental Simulations. Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Chair of Startup Canada Awards. @jamesbowen2015
  • Lorena Leon, Manager at Lux Smart Staffing,I am a small cleaning business co-founder and manager @LSSClean
  • Emily Harley, CEO of Wanderer Social Media. Social Media beyond expectation. We’ll make it simple, let’s Engage. @WandererSM
  • Josh MacDonald, Owner of Black Sales. Black Sales – Connecting Retailers & Consumers To Brands Across Canada. @BlackSales_ca
  • Keenan Naneen, Owner of County Fare, Motivated, Determined and Creative.
  • Stephen Owiredu, Student/Entrepreneur/App Developer at Appstore Canada/ Startup Vaughan. Innovator. @stephen_owiredu
  • Cheryl Netterfield, CEO at Pomme-Health Inc,Physician developing health care app. @CherylNett
  • Ceri Haywood, President at Evace Corp. Delivering Results: Business, Leadership, Talent.
  • Michael D’Ornellas, President at Microbrasserie 4 Origines. President and Brewmaster. @4originesbeer
  • Shahad Soltani, Startup and recycling of PET bottles at Poly_re. Collection and recycling of pet bottles at a lower cost and higher efficiency. @Shahab_soltani
  • Rebecca Palmer, Chief Catalyst at EntreLaunch Inc. Chief Catalyst, EntreLaunch Inc. | International Trainer | Speaker | Community Builder focused on launching the next generation of entrepreneurs @entrelaunch
  • Steven Kayitare, Co-Founder of Pan-African Future Leaders Organisation. I am an entrepreneur, founder, co-founder or startup CEO, I support entrepreneurs.