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RBC Woman Executive in Residence Startup Workshop

Sat., May. 8, 2021 10:00 a.m.


RBC Woman Executive in Residence, Valerie Sluth and Valhalla Angels present: Valhalla's Startup Workshop

Saturday, May 8
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The session is free to attend
Remote via zoom: Register at the bottom of this page to receive the link

Note: this event is intended for women* and women students. Preference will be given to women registrants. Men* registrants may be considered should space allow. Men who register will be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if there is space available.

Startup Workshop
Valhalla is a firm of entrepreneurs who became investors and are now on a mission to share their experience by bringing others into the fold and creating a global movement of like-minded people. As such, Valhalla's training programs provide Founders and future Founders nuggets of wisdom from those who have been there and done that. Launching your startup is not an easy task and this 4 hour workshop, led by Valhalla's seasoned investors, discusses the founder's journey and how to build a path for launching and growing your business.

Topics covered include:

  • Easy/Hard: Do You Really Want To Do This?
  • From Startup to Business: The Path to Success
  • Launching & Financing Your Startup
  • The Pitch, The Deck & Investor-Readiness



The session will be led by Janice Lederman
President, Valhalla Private Capital, Inc. | Director, Timia Capital Corp. | Chairman, RocketRez Inc. | Chairman, OncoDrex Inc.

Jan has done hundreds of investment deals over a 30-year career as an angel investor, startup investor, and M&A and investment lawyer. She has led bootcamps all over the world, judged hundreds of pitch competitions and developed a keen eye for evaluating startup talent.

Jan holds an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy and a Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba, a Program on Negotiation Certificate from Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering. She has for many years been named to Best Lawyers in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.

Jan currently is a Director of Valhalla Private Capital, a Director of Timia Capital Corp., and Director and Chairman of RocketRez Inc. and OncoDrex Inc. She is a former Director of Genome Canada; past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba; and past director of Economic Development Winnipeg. She was the founding Chair of Innovate Manitoba Inc., an industry-led non-profit focused on accelerating innovation and has worked with over 600 startups, researchers and emerging growth companies to assist in the commercialization of their products and services. 

Jan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 and Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Award in 2002, as well as the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award.

* We define "woman" as including trans women, cis women, and all gender-diverse women.
** We define "man" as including trans men, cis men, and all gender-diverse men.

Once you submit your registration you will be taken to a confirmation page where you will receive instructions on how to join the session.

Contact Kauron Cooper at should you have any questions about the session.