Joanne Fedeyko of Connection Silicon Valley discusses differences between startups, funding, and opportunities in Canada versus Silicon Valley and how she bridges those gaps.
CEO of Connection Silicon Valley
Previously I was the Executive Director of C100 Association, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Canadian entrepreneurs connect into Silicon Valley, where I built an extensive network across Canada's startup ecosystem along with an influential network in the Valley.
I am passionate about supporting women in tech and I have formed the Canadian Women’s Network in the Valley to advise female founders and help women in technology roles gain deeper connections into Silicon Valley.
I grew up along the 59th parallel in Northern Alberta. My career has been everything but a straight line. I realized that the my "normal", living in the Bay Area since 1999, is not normal outside of the bubble I now call "home" ... but I love it! The pace, the ideas, the excitement, and the urgency that exists here is addictive.