Marilyn Sanford, LincEdge

I know construction. I know the pain points, and I know the industry is in dire need of change. I’m able to bring this deep knowledge and insight about skilled trades to the solution we are developing. Just as an example, after our detailed skills vetting and ratings process, a skilled electrical contractor currently between jobs could be sourced by a short-staffed low-voltage network installation firm and utilized on a job she may not typically have been sourced for. The electrical contractor benefits and the company installing the network benefits.

We’ve already had a number of trades-based business clients use the LincEdge application and they’ve shared with us that its been incredibly helpful in reducing risk during their business cycles, maintaining quality in peak periods, and finding talent to complete their jobs profitably.

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Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

With the support of the Government of Canada, WEKH will spread its expertise from coast to coast, enabling service providers, academics, government, and industry to enhance their support for women entrepreneurs. WEKH is spearheading a national network and accessible digital platform for sharing research, resources and best practices which will enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and the organizations who serve them across regions and sectors. There are nine regional hubs and a network of 75+ partners. SFU VentureLabs is proud to be the BC regional hub for WEKH.

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