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Meet the lovely Grandmother Judges

Our grandmothers are back! After much success last year (and the year before that!), we realized that our grandmother judges are an invaluable component to the festival—they provided startups with unique standpoints, criticism and priceless tips. According to feedback from last year, this was both the hardest and most valuable judging that the startups experienced! We always say that your grandmother should understand what your business is all about—so here’s your chance to test you pitch. Keep in mind that older generations are a rising demographic in technology use so heed their words when developing your product!

Before pitching for the “Grandmother’s Pick,” why don’t you meet the lovely ladies?

MARILYN

Our grandmothers are back! After much success last year (and the year before that!), we realized that our grandmother judges are an invaluable component to the festival—they provided startups with unique standpoints, criticism and priceless tips. According to feedback from last year, this was both the hardest and most valuable judging that the startups experienced! We always say that your grandmother should understand what your business is all about—so here’s your chance to test you pitch. Keep in mind that older generations are a rising demographic in technology use so heed their words when developing your product!

Before pitching for the “Grandmother’s Pick,” why don’t you meet the lovely ladies?


SONIA


Born in Cairo, Egypt, Sonia obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Concordia University and a Masters in Industrial Relations from l’Université de Montréal. For years she’s owned and operated a special events company in Montreal. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys playing bridge, completing crossword puzzles and swimming. Sonia is proud grandmother of 5!

EVELYN


Evelyn is another Montreal native! With a degree from McGill University, she’s been working as a document examiner specialized in the re-identification of handwriting and forgeries since 1985. This grandmother is also tech savy! Along with being involved with sales and purchases for Perfect Magic Reg’d, Evelyn blogs, writes newsletters, makes banners and edits the company’s site. She is a proud grandmother of 3!


BRENDA

Evelyn is another Montreal native! With a degree from McGill University, she’s been working as a document examiner specialized in the re-identification of handwriting and forgeries since 1985. This grandmother is also tech savy! Along with being involved with sales and purchases for Perfect Magic Reg’d, Evelyn blogs, writes newsletters, makes banners and edits the company’s site. She is a proud grandmother of 3!


JENNIFER

Jennifer is Québécois born and bred. She was educated at UNB in Fredericton NB, where she obtained her Bachelor of Physical Education. She is the grandmother of an 18-month old who lives in Brisbane, Australia. Jennifer is currently, but not permanently, retired from a 20-year career as a Real Estate broker.

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