OCAD hosts “SheEO Program” for young female entrepreneurs

March 3, 2014

OCAD University this year is playing host to the SheEO Program, an intensive 4-day program that supports young female entrepreneurs through mentorship, guidance and seed money from established female entrepreneurs. “I believe many young women who are developing startup businesses are looking to connect with mentors with a female perspective,” says Petra Kassun-Mutch, Executive Director of the Imagination Catalyst, OCAD’s entrepreneurship incubator. “Many of the participants at the Toronto SheEO program will be from OCAD U, but we’re welcoming everyone.” SheEO was founded 10 years ago by “serial entrepreneur” Vicki Saunders. "We know that women have more than 50% of the world’s wealth and make 75% of buying decisions; SheEO is committed to bringing together successful women to support the next generation of ventures so we can build new models, a new mindset and new solutions for a better world," says Saunders. OCAD News Release