Behaviour Change Platform for D&I

Announcing the Crescendo x SAAS NORTH Initiative


We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with SAAS NORTH to connect one person from an underrepresented community in the tech industry to this amazing conference! You can learn more about the initiative below.

Diversity & Inclusion at SAAS NORTH

Now in its third year, SAAS NORTH is a growing community of SaaS scaleups and startups in the country, the annual conference attracts thousands of people to Ottawa on November 28th & 29th.

Co-founded by L-SPARK Corporation and Cube Business Media Inc., SAAS NORTH brings the entire Canadian SaaS ecosystem under one roof. The conference is also doing amazing D&I work, that aligns with Crescendo’s core values. This includes ensuring that 50% of the confirmed speakers are women and hosting multiple sessions to address D&I initiatives within an organization.

Not only is D&I embedded throughout the conference, but they’ve got some great sessions focused on D&I:

1. How D&I is pertinent to scaling product design

2. Building and leveraging a diverse and inclusive board

3. Why investing in companies led by D&I leaders is smart business

This year they went beyond lineups and sessions and have focused on eliminating barriers for underrepresented groups to attend SAAS NORTH. In partnership with Shopify, they launched the SAAS NORTH fund, but applications are now closed for that fund, so we want to give you another chance to attend!

Crescendo x SAAS NORTH Initiative Details:

We encourage anyone who feels that they are an entrepreneur or technologist from remote and underrepresented communities, to apply for a ticket today through the Crescendo x SAAS NORTH initiative.

We’re providing a free ticket to the conference and offering a $200 subsidy for travel to Ottawa in late November.

Fill out the form by October 30th, 2018 and we will announce the winner by November 2nd, 2018.

Apply Here

This is an initiative close to our hearts and, what we believe to be, a crucial step in levelling the playing field. Our hope is that with contests like these, we can further our mission to help facilitate the creation and maintenance of more inclusive organizations and communities.

More about SAAS NORTH:

Join us in Ottawa for 2 unforgettable days in November. Learn about the state of SaaS in Canada and hear from some phenomenal SaaS leaders across the country as they share tips and tricks on how to scale your SaaS business. You can see more about their incredible speaker lineup here.

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