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BOOK SHANNON FERGUSON FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

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Shannon is all about inspiring and motivating. Through her experience as an entrepreneur and a woman in sports tech, she helps any audience feel like they can reach their dreams despite adversity.

Startup Day Ottawa 2022, Panel

Startup Day Ottawa, 2022- How Does Canada Stack Up? Exploring the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

SoGal 2018

SoGal 2019, Ottawa

Entrepreneurship Event, Ottawa 2022

Ottawa's Entrepreneurial Night 2022 Panelist- Rebounding from the Pandemic

YLAI Alumni Panel 2022, Washington, DC

Young Leaders of the America's 2022, Washington, DC- Alumni Panel

Keynote Speech at Venture Thunder Bay 2023

Keynote Speech at Venture Thunder Bay 2023

SaaS North 2018 pitching FanSaves (2nd Place)

SaaS North 2018- Pitching FanSaves (2nd Place)

Master of Ceremonies for The Gemini Gala 2023

Master of Ceremonies for The Gemini Gala 2023

OCE Discovery 2019 Spark Centre Pitch (2nd Place)

OCE Discovery 2019 Spark Centre

Business Sisters Conference 2019

Keynote Speech at Business Sisters Conference 2019: Playing with the Big Boys

US Embassy Panel, July 2022

Greater Philadelphia Trade Visit to Canada Panel at the US Embassy Ottawa- Overcoming Adversity, SMEs Breaking Down Barriers for Underrepresented Groups.

Florida Panthers Magical Hockey Stick Challenge

Florida Panthers Magical Hockey Stick Challenge, Ft. Lauderdale, 2022.

BDC's 2019 Otter's Den pitching FanSaves

BDC's Otter's Den, 2019

Junior Achievers Presentation

Junior Achievers Presentation, Ottawa 2022

AHL League Meetings

AHL League Meetings, Allentown, PA 2022

High School Presentation

How Entrepreneurship Can Change Your Life presentation, 2022

Cornwall Hospice Telethon Co-Host 2017

Cornwall Hospice Telethon Co-Host, 2017

Cornwall Hospice Telethon Co-Host 2017

Cornwall Hospice Telethon Co-Hos,t 2017

YourTV's Community Matters Host (2017-2019)

YourTV's Community Matters Talkshow Host (2017-2019)

I am an accomplished public speaker and I have made it my mission to help others find their voice and confidence through my talks. I have been a keynote speaker and panelist at many conferences across North America, particularly

focusing my talks on entrepreneurship, being a woman in sports tech and finding strength by overcoming hardship.

With an education in Communication Studies and Broadcast Journalism, my love for writing, blogging, hosting and public speaking is part of my soul. Since launching my first blog, The Love Hawk, I have received worldwide exposure and have been featured in The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Spotlight on Busniness and countless other outlets. I am also the previous host of the talk show, Community Matters, and am the current co-host of the Living the Startup Podcast. On my bucket list: Write a book.

Industry Experience

Relevant Industry Experience

Television

Radio & Podcasts

  • Co-Host
    Cornwall's 51st Annual Santa Claus Parade, 2022

  • Host & Community Producer
    Community Matters (Cogeco's YourTV), Local Talk Show (2017-19)

  • Co-Host
    On-Campus (Cogeco), Local Talk Show (2008-09)

  • Telethon Co-Host
    Cornwall Carefore Hospice Annual Telethon (2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Host
    Televised Bishop's Cup Hockey Tournament (2018, 2019)

  • Production Intern
    Entertainment Tonight Canada (2009)

​HOSTING

  • Co-Host
    Living the Startup Podcast (2020-Present)

  • Host
    The Love Hawk Podcast, (2016)

  • Weekly Relationship Segment
    Fresh 104.5 FM (Corus Entertainment) (2014-2015)

  • News Reporter
    91X FM & Q-Net News (Loyalist College, Belleville, ON) (2008-09)

GUEST

FanSaves Pitches & Startup Competitions

Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Panther's Magical Hockey Stick Pitch Competition
    Third Place, St. Lauderdale, FL. 2022

  • Arizona Coyotes Pitch Competition
    Finalist, Phoenix, AZ, 2021

  • RC100 Startup Competition ($100,000 Prize)
    Winner, Renfrew County, ON 2019

  • Get in the Ring Ottawa
    Winner, Ottawa, 2019

  • Get in the Ring Global- Germany
    Finalist, Berlin, Germany, 2019

  • Established's Startup of the Year Competition
    Top 100 Startup of the Year, Boston 2018 & Memphis 2019

  • Cornwall Innovation Centre Pitchfest
    Winner, Cornwall, 2018

  • SaaS North Pitchfest
    Second Place, Ottawa, 2018

  • Elevate Techfest, Toronto, ON
    Top 16, 2019

  • Capital Angel Network CAN Mashup
    Top 3 Finalist, Ottawa, 2019

  • Drop Your Pitch (OCE Dicovery)
    2nd Place, Toronto, 2019

  • SoGal Ottawa Pitch Competition
    Finalist, Ottawa, 2019

  • PitchIt Fireside
    Top 5 Finalist, Ontario, 2018

  • Startup Canada Canadian Export Challenge
    Top 30 Finalist, Montreal, 2018

  • Startup Ottawa Pitchfest
    Top 10 Finalist, Ottawa, 2018

  • eSax Pitchfest
    4th Place, Ottawa, 2018

  • Keynote: The Non-Linear Journey: The Importance of Peaks and Valleys in Life and Business
    Venture Thunder Bay Conference, 2023

  • Keynote: Playing with the Big Boys
    Business Sisters Conference, 2019

  • Keynote: Playing with the Big Boys
    Ottawa Fury FC Women's Game Changers Event, 2019

  • Featured Speaker
    Collegiate Sports Management Group Company Summit, 2023

  • Master of Ceremonies
    The Gemini Gala: Truth, Reconciliation & Fashion, 2023

  • Panelist: How Does Canada Stack Up? Exploring the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs
    Startup Day, Ottawa, 2022

  • Panelist: Overcoming Adversity, SMEs Breaking Down Barriers for Underrepresented Groups
    Greater Philadelphia Trade Visit to Canada, US Embassy Ottawa, 2022

  • Alumni Panelist
    Young Leaders of the America's Intiative (YLAI), Washington, DC, 2022

  • Panelist- Women in Sports Leadership
    ECHL League Meetings, Las Vegas, 2022

  • Panelist: How Entrepreneurs Overcame the Pandemic
    Ottawa's Entrepreneurial Night, Ottawa, 2022

  • Conference Speaker
    Shine Conference 2021

  • Conference Speaker
    She is Me Conference, 2021

  • Panelist: International Business in a Post Pandemic World
    St. Lawrence College School of Business, 2021

  • Guest Speaker
    Numerous University, College, High School and Entrepreneurship Classes (2018-2022)

  • Guest Speaker
    Wilfrid Laurier University Sports Management Speaker Series, 2022

  • Panelist
    The Benefits of Sports Sponsorship, 2019

  • Panelist
    Venture for Canada #StartReady Forum, 2019

  • Panelist
    Invest Ottawa Panel on Startup Tech & Development

I'd love to speak at your next event or conference. Contact me and we'll connect.

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