HOW TO BRING A DEVICE TO MARKET

WEConnect International

WEConnect International is an organization of 10,000 women-owned business in 120+ countries.  Their mandate is to bring global opportunities women-owned enterprises.  Urban Poling is proudly 100% women-owned by Mandy Shintani based in Vancouver and Diana Oliver in Toronto and is a WEConnect certified company.
Urban Poling is proud to be an awarding winning Canadian company. Incorporated in 2005, it was one of the first companies to bring Urban Poling (generic name is Nordic walking) to Canada! Today as an international education centre & distributor, their high performance Urban and ACTIVATOR poles are found in 700+ stores and have been adopted as a therapy & fitness tool by more than 5000 graduates of their training programs including, diverse healthcare professionals and fitness instructors.

HOW TO BRING A DEVICE TO MARKET

Do you have an idea about a great product but are overwhelmed by the process of how to bring it to market? Would you like to learn more about whether your idea is feasible, marketable and will add value to your business?
In this webinar, Mandy Shintani, founder of Urban Poling Inc. will lead you through the step by step process based on her own personal experience. In 2005, she developed the evidence based ACTIVATOR poles and training programs with distribution in Canada, Ireland, UK, AUS and more recently in the USA. She will share both the challenges and rewards including her experience with patents, trademarks and the FDA as well as some of the more complex steps such as the production process.
Join us for a free webinar hosted by the WEConnect Academy, on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11 am EST (8 am PST). 

Mandy Shintani Bio

Mandy Shintani is the founder of Urban Poling Inc. and is the director for innovation.  She is an occupational therapist and gerontologist by background. She is a well respected international conference speaker and Urban Poling has been featured over 400 times in the media. Their company is 100% women owned and is co-owned with Diana Oliver, who has a marketing background.

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