Location: JB Young Room, Second Floor, Port Coquitlam Community Centre
Call it a mingler, a business meeting, or a breakout session – The Level Up is all of this and more.
What you can expect on the day of:
Networking breakouts & icebreaker sessions
Business Spotlights – Apply here – SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS / STARTUP / SIDE HUSTLE / PASSION PROJECT
ONE business / pitch will be shortlisted by the founders to be specially showcased at the event through AV media
Important Note – All applicants will need to buy tickets prior to sending in their applications for thre spotlight showcase
KEYNOTE by Jennifer McKinnon – Director of HR, Manhas Health; Executive Director at Downtown PoCo BIA, Vice Chair Coquitlam Foundation, Vice Chair & Chief Ambassador at Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
Rahul Shah – Sales Leader, Tipalti
Noemi Victorino – Director of Fund Development, The Low Entropy Foundation
Gautam Sadarangani – President & COO/CTO, TENZR Health
Cecylia Anderson – Career Transition Expert and Career Growth Coach
Masterclass – by the immensely talented taxation duo Ekta & Ayushya Bangur – slate to be announced shortly
This is a great event for those experiencing a career roadblock, exploring new options, small business owners, hobbyists looking to enter their passion industry, serial entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals. It is also for all those just looking for an immersive mentorship experience and access to a collaborative community of varied skillsets
What is The Level Up Mission?
An opportunity to talk openly about your work, your business, your creative and professional pursuits and even your future plans. We live in an information overload world. Meaningful conversations, lasting connections and undisputed advice from those in our community are thus, a true LEVEL-UP!
We aim to go beyond the dictionary description of “networking”
We are all about a safe place to brainstorm, an inclusive space for newcomers and veterans, a breeding ground for active and healthy collaborations and an arena to benefit from “out of the box” professional and life experiences. Even if you identify as BIPOC or differently abled or neurodivergent – this is your space to grow and connect.
See you there!
A unique collaborative coming together of professional minds looking to “level up” in their environments – through networking opportunities, mentorship, entrepreneurial enterprise, skills development and expertise upgrades.
Founders Dipti Bhide and Mithila Karnik-Adarkar are very intentional in their approach with The Level Up. Transforming a mere exchange of business cards into an incubator for new ideas, a safe space to “ask and offer” support and mentorship coupled with a fun, guards down experience is their fundamental offering through this event.
Dipti is the co-founder of LittleLit – a groundbreaking imagination-fuelling and Ai-powered learning app for kids. She is also the co-founder of Coherence Technologies and a veteran in the world of education, healthcare and consumer tech products, having launched and scaled products over close to15 years. Mithila is one half of The Adarkars at Eau Claire Partners – an independent financial advisor, a published writer and currently serving on Port Coquitlam’s EDI Roundtable Advisory. She is the organizing and executive brain behind Tricities’ first Diwali Gala (2022) and Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration in PoCo (2023).