Mark your calendars and gather your business cards!
Join us for an exciting evening of connection as we gather the vibrant Manitoba business community for our WTC Talks event in March. On Wednesday, March 20th from 4-6 pm, we invite you to a night of networking and inspiration.
Prepare to be inspired as we present two remarkable Manitoban entrepreneurs, Catherine Metrycki and Heidi Reimer-Epp, who will take you on their captivating business journey.
Learn firsthand from these accomplished entrepreneurs as they share their triumphs, challenges, and the invaluable lessons they’ve acquired along the way. Following their talks, we invite you to participate in a stimulating Q&A session to delve deeper into their stories.
Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, we hope that this event will motivate you to expand beyond Manitoba’s borders and reach for the stars!
Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 4 – 6pm
Location: Torque Brewing
330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4
Founder and CEO of Callia
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Catherine Metrycki is the Founder and CEO of Callia, the new best experience sending flowers and gifts across Canada. She is proudly born-and-raised in the Prairies and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of British Columbia.
Catherine started Callia in 2017; today, venture capital-backed Callia delivers in more than 55 cities. Their commitment to a seamless, delightful experience has won a loyal following of customers based on a simple recipe: high-touch online ordering, limited high-quality seasonal options, perfect delivery, and a signature blue box. Callia was featured on CBC Dragons’ Den in both 2019 and 2021, and was named the 44th fastest growing company in Canada through the Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies in 2021 and 2022. Most recently, it was also recognized by the Great Place to Work certification program as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.
Catherine sits on the board of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator and is a mentor through the Start-Up Visa program, bringing entrepreneurs from around the world to Manitoba. She is passionate about coaching and development, both within the business community and in the pool, as a water polo coach. She has taught Sales and Marketing at the University of Manitoba and Red River College. She is also the proud mom of a one-year-old, her “second” child after Callia!
CEO and Co-Founder of Botanical PaperWorks
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Heidi Reimer-Epp turned her passion for sustainability into Botanical PaperWorks, an award-winning business guided by environmental values and practices. The company manufactures and markets eco-friendly seed papers that grow into flowers, herbs and vegetables when planted in soil.
As CEO and Co-Founder, Heidi has overseen company growth as Botanical PaperWorks went from start-up to international success story. The company produces promotional products, wedding products and sustainable packaging for more than 35 countries around the world.
Heidi is co-author of three books and Past-Chair of Promotional Product Professionals of Canada, the national association of the promotional products industry. As an early innovator in the green products arena, Heidi has been profiled in many publications including Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart and the National Post.