Co-founder, CEO, EPOCH

Jade Choy

Speaking Session:

The Rise of Social Enterprise – Shad Canada Panel

Wednesday, June 19 @ 1:40 PM – 2:05 PM Stage B

Innovation to what end? Innovation can boost the economy and improve quality of life, but it can also cause havoc and damage the environment, produce waste and negatively impact people. With the growing popularity of social enterprise, we explore why more tech entrepreneurs are reaching for a triple bottom line.

Sarah Doyle, Director of Policy and Research at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will lead a discussion about the choice to start a tech career with social impact as the primary goal and the personal mission to create positive change. The panel will discuss the difficult process of building momentum, the need for resilience and the satisfaction that comes with success in a social enterprise.

Panelists at three-stages of the startup evolution and all graduates of the Shad Canada program.

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Jade Choy is the CEO and Co-founder at EPOCH, a scaling Waterloo Region company focused on social impact and the future of work for businesses. She graduated from the Accounting and Financial Management program at the University of Waterloo last year and worked as a management consultant in New York and Hong Kong. Passionate about social impact, she was one of 20 finalists for the 2017 Hult Prize Finals, presented by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations. 

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