#StartupChats | Looking Back on 2018

About This Event

As 2018 is nearing towards its end, let us take a moment to look back on our accomplishments and lessons we took away this year. What drove your success and what derailed it? Is it something we can collectively work on collectively as entrepreneurs? Can there be more grassroots support for one another? At the end of the day, you’ve all worked hard to be where you are at now, and that deserves celebrations on its own!

Join Startup Canada (@Startup_Canada) and Mastercard (@MastercardCAnws) on Dec 19 for a live #StartupChats on Twitter from 12pm – 1pm ET. Hosted by Kylie Woods, the Founder & CEO of Calgary-based Chic Geek (@kywoods_), we’ll discuss Looking Back on 2018.


  • Julie Guyard. creator of supported startups & business wellness: from startup to fortune 500 new BIG brand (nbb) @newBIGbrand
  • Alex Putici. Your life is always busy and ever changing — so is Alex’s. So, when you have some time, check out what Alex is up to on his website at Putici.com. Plus let’s be honest, no one really reads bios. If you read this one, thanks. @AlexPutici
  • Rebecca Perrin. I create strong women entrepreneurs by connecting them with their financial numbers. Visionaria @Rebecca_Perrin
  • Rachel Foster. Rachel Foster writes compelling copy that helps B2B marketers improve their response rates, clearly communicate complex messages, and generate high-quality leads. Fresh Perspective Copywriting @CopywriterTO
  • Gabriel Nwatarali. I’m a digital marketer who reviews and optimizes business websites to help them rank at the top of search engine results pages. Tech Help Canada @techhelpcanada or @gabecanada
  • Danielle Torrie. I am a digital marketing specialist and storyteller within the tech startup ecosystem in Calgary. Startup Calgary @danielletorrie_
  • Rob Balasabas. My role is to nurture and grow our Thinkific community, as well as manage the day-to-day of our social channels. Thinkific @rob_balasabas
  • Kristi Soomer. Founder of one of Canada’s leading direct to consumer, sustainable womenswear brands, Encircled. An expert in eCommerce, marketing and business operations. Encircled @kristisoomer
  • Johnny Yoo. At the intersection of Marketing & Growth, we’re building out the future of our online education model BrainStation @johnysyoo
  • Karla Briones. I help newcomers to Canada accelerate their business idea into a business reality by taking in consideration their peculiar needs. Karla Briones Group/New Canadian Entrepreneur @HolaKarla
  • Patti Pokorchak. I take entrepreneurs from Sales FEAR to Sales FUN! Small Biz Sales Coach @SmallBizSalesCo
  • Mark Evans. Mark Evans is the principal with ME Consulting, which helps B2B technology companies attract more high-quality leads. ME Consulting @markevans
  • Catherine Lee-Hannley. Marketing strategist and expert with over 10 years’ experience with private and public organizations on all aspects of advertising, branding, social and digital media. RougeDH and Government of Alberta n/a
  • Sue Sutcliffe. I am a digital Marketing Maven that’s been helping startup businesses increase their sales and make more money by better levering the Internet since 1993 when I first discovered the Internet. SueSutcliffe.com @suesutcliffe
  • Erin Blaskie A serial entrepreneur with over thirteen years working in digital marketing focused on the tech and entrepreneurship spaces. L-SPARK @erinblaskie
  • Travis Richards. Founder/Sole Proprietor. Travis Richards Office. @TravissOffice