Dessy Daskalov

Portraits of Strength features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry. These are the movers and shakers making a better world for future female leaders in STEM. Here are the stories of how they’re changing the ratio, serving as role models for girls and young women across Canada, and inspiring us all.

My name is Dessy Daskalov.

I am an Entrepreneur & Developer.

When I was 10 I wanted to be an astronomer.

I work as CTO & Co-Founder at Nudge Rewards

I am proud of building a software platform that helps companies meaningfully connect with their employees. I’m proud that we have a passionate team of people spending every single day working to drive immense business value while also creating positive social impact.

The biggest obstacle I have faced was As an entrepreneur you’re often presented with more opportunities than you can take on at once. Prioritizing those and selecting the most promising ones is critical in building a successful, sustainable business.

My advice to women is Start building. Build something small. Then, build something cool. After that, build something that solves a real problem. If you’re having trouble starting, look for organizations in your local area that teach programming, and find a group of people to learn with.

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