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 Janet is a Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active early-stage
venture capital firm. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively with the founders to help them build large, industry-changing companies.

In addition to working with her large portfolio of rapidly growing tech companies, Janet is very active in the Canadian tech ecosystem; she is on the Board of Communitech in Waterloo, an Associate at Creative Destruction Lab in Vancouver, an Advisor to MoveTheDial, on the Board of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, and on the Research Board at the University Health Network in Toronto.

Janet launched Kijiji.ca and grew it to become one of the most visited websites in
Canada. Subsequently, she led the Kijiji Global business, accelerating growth in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to launching Kijiji, Janet was at eBay in Silicon Valley where she helped transform eBay from a collectibles to a mainstream marketplace.

Janet started her career at Procter & Gamble and then joined McKinsey & Co where she was an Engagement Manager. She also founded and built a successful consulting
business and was CEO at a venture-backed startup prior to joining Real Ventures. Janet was a varsity long-distance runner and competed internationally in triathlons.

Today she balances her active lifestyle with being a wife and mother to her 13 year old.





2020 Business
Awards Gala

Keynote Speaker – Janet Bannister

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April 16 6:30PM

Days Inn Conference Centre


$140 (+GST) per person

$1040 (+GST) per table of 8

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Message From

The President

The Winkler & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 98th year of service to Winkler and the surrounding area. The business awards are a great opportunity to showcase some of the great things that are happening within our business community. We are excited to host Janet Bannister as our special guest for the Awards Gala 2020. I invite you to join us for a fantastic evening of celebration as we honor the best of our business community through the P.W. Enns Business Awards and the entrepreneurial vision that allows our community to thrive.

Darren Heide

The Annual P.W. Enns Business Awards Gala will take place April 16th, 2020. Join over 250 business leaders and community members as we celebrate and acknowledge success in Winkler and area businesses. This event is an opportunity to showcase and honor outstanding business achievements. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the success and growth of the entire business community. Reserve your seats early for preferred seating!



Business Excellence Award – Icon Technologies Limited
Business Builder Award – Precision Land Solutions
Customer Service Award – Winkler Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Not For Profit Award – Regional Connections Inc.
Community Builder Award – Canadian Tire Associate Store 358




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