IEC hosts a number of events throughout the year which are geared towards students planning careers as Entrepreneurs and Innovators.
We regularly host speaker series to raise entrepreneurship and innovation interest in students and to learn from successful entrepreneurs, businesses, angel investors and VCs.
On Tuesday 5 October 2021, the Club was delighted to host Kağan Sümer, CEO of Gorillas. We learnt about how the company started, their growth story, and gain insights for prospective entrepreneurs.
3Ps (Pitches, Pizza and Pints)
This monthly event gathers all the entrepreneurs and curious students for a session of pitch and networking. Come as you are and listen to 3 to 5 start-up pitches from your peers. The idea is to generate questions, ideas and connections in a positive and fun environment.
Visiting the offices of startups and tech giants enable us to connect and network with brilliant founders and alumni, as well as learn about their respective company cultures.
Women’s Health Awareness Week (14-18 March 2022)
A series organized in collaboration with Healthcare Club.
Intro to FemTech and Sexual Wellbeing (Jingjin Liu, CEO, Founder of ZaZaZu, INSEAD EMBA’19Dec & Margaret Melville, Founder of Amie Health, INSEAD MBA’21D)
Jingjin, founder of ZaZaZu, the first sexual wellbeing hub in Asia that synchronizes education, consultation and product to empower women to own their sexuality with confidence. Having exited her first business in automotive sector 2019, Jingjin followed her passion to start a business that challenges status quo and help women to remove self limiting beliefs. Beside that, Jingjin is an Angel investor, a LP in two VCs and EIR at INSEAD.
Margaret (INSEAD 21D) is the CEO and Founder of Amie Health, a digital health platform to support women with chronic illnesses. Amie Health mobile app combines digital health coaching with AI-powered personalization for the future of chronic illness management. Amie Health works with employers, hospitals, and insurance providers to fill a critical gap in care, resulting in improved healthcare at lower costs. Amie Health was inspired by Margaret’s experience with an autoimmune disease where she struggled for decades before getting a diagnosis. Her experience is not unique, up to 83% of women with chronic illness have faced gender discrimination from doctors – having their symptoms dismissed, ignored, and questioned. Previously, Margaret worked at USAID’s Global Health Center for Innovation and cofounded a company designing medical devices for low- and middle-income countries.
Dallas a graduate from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Before becoming an entrepreneur herself, Dallas consulted Canadian Indigenous entrepreneurs on their business plans. Now her main focus is working towards revolutionizing the birth control experience for all contraceptive users. Dallas was featured as one of the top FemTech Personalities in North America and she sits on the board and steering committee for FemTech Canada, a government supported organization that supports women’s health innovation in Canada.