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Women in Entrepreneurship Week Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm


In support of Women in Entrepreneurship Week (Oct 13-20), we are inviting everyone to an informative panel discussion—highlighting three prominent local female innovators. Following the facilitated discussion, there will be a short and fun trivia challenge, then we will open up the session to the audience for Q&A.

Featured Panelists

Melanie Little

Melanie Little started her career as an elementary school teacher, before staying at home to raise and then home educate her two kids -during which time she pursued educational research and worked on writing a (still unfinished) book on how humans learn best. She is an active  Non-profit board member with the Nova Scotia Home Education Association which works to support home ed families in the province. She has worked for many years, with her cofounder, on various iterations of a business ideas that would leverage online services to empower users, rather than exploit them – culminating in their most recent start up, vlife: a support local online marketplace.

Kate Pepler

Kate Pepler grew up on Toronto Island and came to Dalhousie in 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Environment Sustainability and Society, Environmental Science and a minor in Marine Biology.  After graduating, she was overcome with a sense of doom. So she took action and created Our Positive Planet – a platform to share environmental success stories, and tips on living a zero waste lifestyle.There are now over 50 writers from around the world contributing to the website. This led her to stumble upon the Zerowaste movement and from there she was inspired to open up The Tare Shop. A package-free coffee shop, bulk store, and community hub.

Kate-Lynn MacPhail

Kate-Lynn MacPhail is a developer specializing in backend and data technologies. She graduated from Acadia University in 2014 and has been working mostly with local start-ups ever since building data platforms and APIs. She loves sharing her passion for Data Science and Analytics, and getting others involved in this exciting field!


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Thursday, October 18th, 2018
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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ShiftKey Labs


Dalhousie University Goldberg Computer Science Building (Room 426, ShiftKey Labs)
6050 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
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