OUR TEAM

  • Office of the President

    John Wilson, PHD

    President & CEO

    John Wilson is responsible for managing Innovate Calgary’s technology transfer and commercialization activities, and to work...

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    John Wilson, PHD
    President & CEO

    Shannon Stahl, BSc

    Associate Director, Head of Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, management team, stakeholders ...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Associate Director, Head of Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Adam Cragg, MBA

    Executive Director, New Ventures

    As the Executive Director, New Ventures, Adam is responsible for helping startups achieve scale.

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    Adam Cragg, MBA
    Executive Director, New Ventures

    Peter Santosham, MBA

    Executive Director, Seed Funds

    As the Executive Director, Seed Funds, Peter's role is to manage and develop seed funds...

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    Peter Santosham, MBA
    Executive Director, Seed Funds

    William Szczepaniak, BSc

    Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    As the Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub, William is responsible for leading, establishing, and evolving...

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    William Szczepaniak, BSc
    Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA

    Associate Director, Head of Finance

    Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Head of Finance

    Maris Apse, PhD

    Associate Director, Life and Medical Sciences, Technology Transfer

    As the Associate Director for the Life and Medical Sciences portfolio within Innovate Calgary, Maris is responsible for the technology transfer operations...

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    Maris Apse, PhD
    Associate Director, Life and Medical Sciences, Technology Transfer

    Krista Nguyen, BA

    Senior Administrator, Operations & Corporate Office

    Krista Nguyen acts as a key support to the Office Operations in managing the day-to-day activities within the Innovate Calgary office. Krista also...

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    Krista Nguyen, BA
    Senior Administrator, Operations & Corporate Office
  • Finance & Administration

    Shannon Stahl, BSc

    Associate Director, Head of Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Shannon Stahl directly supports Innovate Calgary's CEO, management team, stakeholders ...

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    Shannon Stahl, BSc
    Associate Director, Head of Operations, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA

    Associate Director, Head of Finance

    Sherry Wei is responsible for managing the financing and accounting functions for Innovate Calgary and its company formation portfolio of...

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    Sherry Wei, BComm., CGA
    Associate Director, Head of Finance

    Jenny Zhang

    Senior Administrator, Finance

    Jenny Zhang supports the accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, for Innovate Calgary and its portfolio companies...

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    Jenny Zhang
    Senior Administrator, Finance

    Venessa Manaloto

    Associate Manager, Intellectual Property Management

    Venessa Manaloto is responsible for providing support for Innovate Calgary’s contract and intellectual...

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    Venessa Manaloto
    Associate Manager, Intellectual Property Management

    Bradley King, B.Mgt.

    Business and Data Analyst

    Bradley helps advance the organization through business initiatives, IT related projects, and...

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    Bradley King, B.Mgt.
    Business and Data Analyst

    Kelly Markevich

    Senior Administrator, the Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Kelly Markevich provides senior level administrative support for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub

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    Kelly Markevich
    Senior Administrator, the Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Krista Nguyen, BA

    Senior Administrator, Operations & Corporate Office

    Krista Nguyen acts as a key support to the Office Operations in managing the day-to-day activities within the Innovate Calgary office. Krista also...

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    Krista Nguyen, BA
    Senior Administrator, Operations & Corporate Office

    Esther Ludeki, BSc - Applied Accounting

    Accounting Administrator, Finance & Admin

    As the Accounting Administrator for the Finance & Admin Unit, Esther serves as a key support resource for the financial department...

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    Esther Ludeki, BSc - Applied Accounting
    Accounting Administrator, Finance & Admin

    Chantal Palmer, BComm, BA

    Community Engagement Coordinator, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    As the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Chantal coordinates events and communications to...

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    Chantal Palmer, BComm, BA
    Community Engagement Coordinator, Life Sciences Innovation Hub
  • Medical & Life Sciences

    Maris Apse, PhD

    Associate Director, Life and Medical Sciences, Technology Transfer

    As the Associate Director for the Life and Medical Sciences portfolio within Innovate Calgary, Maris is responsible for the technology transfer operations...

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    Maris Apse, PhD
    Associate Director, Life and Medical Sciences, Technology Transfer

    Morgan Guo, PhD

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Morgan Guo works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property and commercialization of new...

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    Morgan Guo, PhD
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Megha Bajaj (on leave), PhD, MSc

    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    As an Innovation Manager for Medical & Life Sciences, Megha works with University of Calgary researchers to manage intellectual property...

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    Megha Bajaj (on leave), PhD, MSc
    Innovation Manager, Medical & Life Sciences

    Himani Nailwal, PhD

    Associate Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation

    As an Associate Innovation Manager, Himani Himani provides strategic guidance to University of Calgary researchers to...

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    Himani Nailwal, PhD
    Associate Innovation Manager, Clinical & Social Innovation
  • Science & Engineering

    Jelena Matic, BSc

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Jelena is responsible for performing detailed assessments for patentability, technical...

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    Jelena Matic, BSc
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Andrea Moores, Ph.D., BSc

    Senior Innovation Manager for Sciences & Engineering

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    Andrea Moores, Ph.D., BSc
    Senior Innovation Manager for Sciences & Engineering

    Sahar Salimi, MSc, MBA

    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

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    Sahar Salimi, MSc, MBA
    Innovation Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences
  • Clinical & Social Innovation

    Jordana Armstrong, BA

    Associate Director, Clinical & Social Innovation

    As the Associate Director for Social and Clinical Innovation, Jordana leads Innovate Calgary’s social innovation portfolio...

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    Jordana Armstrong, BA
    Associate Director, Clinical & Social Innovation

    Phil Grace, MSc

    Senior Innovation Manager, Clinical and Social Innovation

    As the Senior Innovation Manager, Clinical and Social Innovation , Phil works closely with UCalgary students and faculty to provide strategic guidance and support...

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    Phil Grace, MSc
    Senior Innovation Manager, Clinical and Social Innovation

    Jerome Morgan, MES

    Senior Innovation Manager for Clinical and Social Innovation

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    Jerome Morgan, MES
    Senior Innovation Manager for Clinical and Social Innovation

    Rhea Kachroo, BSc

    Innovation Manager, Clinical and Social Innovation

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    Rhea Kachroo, BSc
    Innovation Manager, Clinical and Social Innovation
  • New Ventures

    Adam Cragg, MBA

    Executive Director, New Ventures

    As the Executive Director, New Ventures, Adam is responsible for helping startups achieve scale.

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    Adam Cragg, MBA
    Executive Director, New Ventures

    Pej Ghanipour, B.Sc., MASc.

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Pej Ghanipour works with independent and University of Calgary researchers to manage...

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    Pej Ghanipour, B.Sc., MASc.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Jane Desrochers, PhD, MSc

    Senior Innovation Manager, New Ventures

    As the Senior Innovation Manager for New Ventures, Jane helps advance life sciences startup Fellows through their respective development phases by...

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    Jane Desrochers, PhD, MSc
    Senior Innovation Manager, New Ventures

    Chelsea Yu, BSc, MBA

    Venture Manager

    Chelsea is responsible for managing a portfolio of life science startup companies, providing market, technology and in...

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    Chelsea Yu, BSc, MBA
    Venture Manager

    Liam Harrison, MBT

    Junior Analyst, New Ventures

    As the Junior Analyst, New Ventures, Liam is passionate about deep technology startups and is committed to helping them advance into established companies.

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    Liam Harrison, MBT
    Junior Analyst, New Ventures
  • UCeed

    Peter Santosham, MBA

    Executive Director, Seed Funds

    As the Executive Director, Seed Funds, Peter's role is to manage and develop seed funds...

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    Peter Santosham, MBA
    Executive Director, Seed Funds

    Gregory Mack, PhD, MBA

    Senior Manager, Fund Operations Lead

    As the Senior Financial Analyst, Gregory manages Innovate Calgary's portfolio of...

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    Gregory Mack, PhD, MBA
    Senior Manager, Fund Operations Lead

    Nikhil Bedi, MBA

    Business Development Manager, Seed Funds

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    Nikhil Bedi, MBA
    Business Development Manager, Seed Funds
  • Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    William Szczepaniak, BSc

    Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    As the Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub, William is responsible for leading, establishing, and evolving...

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    William Szczepaniak, BSc
    Director, Economic Development, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Nima Najand, PhD

    Associate Director, Business Development

    Nima oversees the incubator space for the LSI Hub. He is the main point of contact for companies looking to access the shared labs and equipment available at the LSI Hub.

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    Nima Najand, PhD
    Associate Director, Business Development

    Silvana Dipalma

    Manager, Facilities and Leasing

    Silvana is responsible for the provision of client facing services at the LSI Hub. In a...

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    Silvana Dipalma
    Manager, Facilities and Leasing

    Alla Bondareva, MSc, PM

    Senior Lab Manager, Molecular Biology

    Alla is responsible for managing the operations of the shared lab space while acting as the safety and compliance officer for ...

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    Alla Bondareva, MSc, PM
    Senior Lab Manager, Molecular Biology

    Anthony Blythe, MSc

    Lab Manager, Engineering Workshop

    Anthony is responsible for the operation and oversight of the prototype development and testing workshop at the Life Sciences...

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    Anthony Blythe, MSc
    Lab Manager, Engineering Workshop

    Carlos Castillo, PhD

    Lab Coordinator

    Carlos will assist the Lab Manager in overseeing the operations of the shared lab space. In his role, he will support companies...

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    Carlos Castillo, PhD
    Lab Coordinator

    Chantal Palmer, BComm, BA

    Community Engagement Coordinator, Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    As the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub, Chantal coordinates events and communications to...

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    Chantal Palmer, BComm, BA
    Community Engagement Coordinator, Life Sciences Innovation Hub
  • Industry Liaison Office - ILO

    Puneet Mannan, MBA, P.Eng.

    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Puneet Mannan is a member of the Energy Technology Accelerator team that manages the...

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    Puneet Mannan, MBA, P.Eng.
    Senior Innovation Manager, Science & Engineering, CFREF Commercialization Advisor

    Paul Mintchev, MSc.

    Equipment & Research Concierge

    As the Equipment & Research Concierge, Paul is responsible for assisting tenant research initiatives at....

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    Paul Mintchev, MSc.
    Equipment & Research Concierge

    Sarah Topps, MPH, MBA

    Industry Liaison/Mitacs Specialist - Specializing in Life Sciences and Social Innovation

    As an Industry Liaison and Mitacs Specialist, Sarah Topps supports the work of the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) through building research partnerships between academia and industry...

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    Sarah Topps, MPH, MBA
    Industry Liaison/Mitacs Specialist - Specializing in Life Sciences and Social Innovation

    Annie Hoang, MSc

    Business Development Specialist, Calgary

    As an Industry Liasion and Mitacs Specialist, Annie supports the Industry Liasion Office by developing industry partnerships including Mitacs internships for the University of Calgary.

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    Annie Hoang, MSc
    Business Development Specialist, Calgary
  • IMPACT

    Derek Exner, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS

    Director, IMPACT

    As the Director of the IMPACT program, Derek oversees the development, strategic planning, and governance for this program...

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    Derek Exner, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS
    Director, IMPACT

    Michelle Nelson (on leave), PhD, CAPM

    Senior Manager, Business Development and Strategic Planning

    As the Senior Manager, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Michelle is responsible for program's day-to-day business operations...

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    Michelle Nelson (on leave), PhD, CAPM
    Senior Manager, Business Development and Strategic Planning

    Kevin James, MSc, MBA

    Senior Quality Management Specialist, IMPACT

    Kevin is responsible for the establishment and oversight of the IMPACT quality management process for ventures...

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    Kevin James, MSc, MBA
    Senior Quality Management Specialist, IMPACT

    Karen Cowan, RN

    Venture Navigator, IMPACT

    As a Venture Navigator within the IMPACT program, Karen guides startup companies through the several processes required to start, execute, and complete a clinical trial ...

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    Karen Cowan, RN
    Venture Navigator, IMPACT

    Simone Withecomb, BHSc

    Venture Navigator, IMPACT

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    Simone Withecomb, BHSc
    Venture Navigator, IMPACT

    Pamela Ovadje, PhD

    Regulatory Affairs Specialist

    Pamela is the primary contact for life science start up companies, regarding domestic and foreign...

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    Pamela Ovadje, PhD
    Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Expert Advisors

    Greg Hallihan, MASc

    Director and Principal Consultant at Human Insights Inc.

    Areas of expertise: Human Factors, User Experience and Usability, Research Strategy, Consumer Research

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    Greg Hallihan, MASc
    Director and Principal Consultant at Human Insights Inc.

    Lori Anderson

    President, LCOA Consulting, LLC

    Areas of expertise include Health Canada clinical trial regulatory submissions...

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    Lori Anderson
    President, LCOA Consulting, LLC

    Ernie Perkins, PhD

    Consultant

    Areas of expertise include Geochemistry, CCS, MMV, Formation Damage

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    Ernie Perkins, PhD
    Consultant

    Valerie Pruegger, Ph.D.

    Principal Consultant

    Areas of expertise include diversity, equity, inclusion, hate crimes, strategic planning, anti-racism/anti-oppression, implicit bias

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    Valerie Pruegger, Ph.D.
    Principal Consultant

    Ryan Cranwill, B.Sc., M.Sc.

    Account Manager & Regulatory Coordinator

    Areas of expertise include Canadian Regulations for Natural Health Products, Cosmetics and Veterinary Health Products; Agro-biotechnology, Innovation Management

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    Ryan Cranwill, B.Sc., M.Sc.
    Account Manager & Regulatory Coordinator

    Kyley Paul, BA, Dip. Pharm RA

    President & CEO at NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp.

    Areas of expertise: Natural Health Products, Regulatory Affairs, Business Strategy...

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    Kyley Paul, BA, Dip. Pharm RA
    President & CEO at NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp.

    Ali Ardakani

    Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc. Vancouver, BC

    Areas of Expertise: Therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, executive leadership, corporate partnerships, regulatory, board governance.

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    Ali Ardakani
    Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc. Vancouver, BC

    Allison Bichel, MPH, MBA, PhD

    CEO & Consultant

    Areas of expertise: Strategy, Business Development, Governance, Grant Writing, Partnerships...

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    Allison Bichel, MPH, MBA, PhD
    CEO & Consultant

    Allison Swelin, MBA

    Director of Product, Avanti Software

    Areas of expertise: Product design, Go-to-market, Partnerships, Organizational behaviour and culture

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    Allison Swelin, MBA
    Director of Product, Avanti Software

    Beena Tharakan, MSc (Candidate), MBA, HBSc, PMP

    Principal Consultant at The Sector Inc

    Areas of expertise: Strategic Planning, Operating Model Development and Implementation, Governance Models...

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    Beena Tharakan, MSc (Candidate), MBA, HBSc, PMP
    Principal Consultant at The Sector Inc

    Bradford Turner, MBA

    Founder and Managing Director at The Sector Inc

    Areas of expertise: Social Finance, Impact & ESG Investing, Social Entrepreneurship and Fundraising

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    Bradford Turner, MBA
    Founder and Managing Director at The Sector Inc

    Alessandro Biglioli, MSc, PEng, MBA

    Founder and CEO, Elsius Biomedical. Calgary, Alberta

    Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategy, Financing, Medical Devices, Business Development

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    Alessandro Biglioli, MSc, PEng, MBA
    Founder and CEO, Elsius Biomedical. Calgary, Alberta

    Andreas Wissmann, PhD

    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical

    Areas of Expertise: Startup team development, financial modelling, sales & revenue forecasting, business planning, fund raising, investor relations and presentations, negotiating partnerships and agreements with external partners, market research, competition & threat analysis, business development, grants and funding.

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    Andreas Wissmann, PhD
    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical

    Andrew Murdin

    President, Murdin Biotechnology Inc. Toronto, ON

    Areas of Expertise: Corporate partnering, strategic planning, therapeutics, vaccines, M&A, licensing, and R&D

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    Andrew Murdin
    President, Murdin Biotechnology Inc. Toronto, ON

    Brad Thompson

    CEO & Founder, Wyvern Pharmaceuticals and Kickshaw Ventures Ltd. Calgary, AB

    Areas of Expertise: Immunotherapy, oncology, infectious disease, autoimmune disease, corporate partnering, strategic planning, M&A, capital raising

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    Brad Thompson
    CEO & Founder, Wyvern Pharmaceuticals and Kickshaw Ventures Ltd. Calgary, AB

    Dr. David Chalack, DVM

    International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc., Owner/Partner & President, Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd.

    Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, governance, and sales and marketing in the agricultural industry

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    Dr. David Chalack, DVM
    International Sales Manager, Alta Genetics Inc., Owner/Partner & President, Rocky Mountain Holsteins Ltd.

    David Cree

    Co-founder, CEO, CommonGood Linens

    Areas of Expertise: Social Enterprise (Poverty, Homelessness, UNSDG, Meditation, Mental Health), Marketing, Branding and Advertising, and Sales.

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    David Cree
    Co-founder, CEO, CommonGood Linens

    Deborah Livneh, MBA

    Executive Director WECAN Investors, Cross-Border MedHealth Cluster Leader

    Areas of Expertise: Angel investors, Startups, Finance, Med-tech, Board Governance

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    Deborah Livneh, MBA
    Executive Director WECAN Investors, Cross-Border MedHealth Cluster Leader

    Dennis Niebergal, ICD.D

    Expert Advisor at Innovate Calgary

    Areas of Expertise: Digital health, board governance, business development, business operations, strategy.

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    Dennis Niebergal, ICD.D
    Expert Advisor at Innovate Calgary

    Eileen Ashmore, MBA, CMC

    Owner, Strategic Timelines Inc.

    Areas of Expertise: Innovation funding procurement, marketing and sales planning.

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    Eileen Ashmore, MBA, CMC
    Owner, Strategic Timelines Inc.

    Eve Blossom, MArch

    Managing Director at Blossom Services

    Areas of expertise: digital health, technology, strategy, business development, partnerships...

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    Eve Blossom, MArch
    Managing Director at Blossom Services

    Elliot Gatt

    Director, Business Development Boast Capital

    Areas of Expertise: Traction, Branding, Marketing and Commercialization, Customer Acquisition, Partnerships, Product Development, Strategy, Medical Devices, SaaS, eCommerce, US Market Entry

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    Elliot Gatt
    Director, Business Development Boast Capital

    Eric Mogensen, MBA, PEng

    Founder and Chief Consultant, TENZING Strategic Consulting Inc.

    Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, Engagement & Culture, Innovation, Coaching, Process Automation/Optimization

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    Eric Mogensen, MBA, PEng
    Founder and Chief Consultant, TENZING Strategic Consulting Inc.

    Erin Pisko, BEng, MSc, Registered Patent Agent

    Managing Director at Innovation Untapped

    Areas of expertise: Intellectual property strategy and education, technology management innovation roadmapping...

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    Erin Pisko, BEng, MSc, Registered Patent Agent
    Managing Director at Innovation Untapped

    Gary Bantle

    Advisor

    Areas of Expertise: Corporate finance, venture capital, fundraising, board governance, corporate strategy, life sciences, AgTech

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    Gary Bantle
    Advisor

    Jacinthe Koddo

    Co-founder, Director of Partnerships at Tandem...

    Areas of expertise: Startup Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Investor Relations, Revenue modelling, Capital Raising

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    Jacinthe Koddo
    Co-founder, Director of Partnerships at Tandem...

    Jana Boyko, BComm, BA

    Independent Business Strategist

    Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, market research, competitive benchmarking, customer journey mapping, brand strategy and pitch presentations.

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    Jana Boyko, BComm, BA
    Independent Business Strategist

    Dr. Jehangir Appoo, PhD

    Founder & Partner, AIoTHealth, Associate, Creative Destructive Labs -CDL Rockies...

    Areas of Expertise: Venture Capital, Medicine, Impact, Matching the algorithm to the right clinical problem.

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    Dr. Jehangir Appoo, PhD
    Founder & Partner, AIoTHealth, Associate, Creative Destructive Labs -CDL Rockies...

    Joe Elliot

    Principal, Biopharm Management Inc. (BMI), provider of short and long-term management services to the biopharmaceutical industry

    Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategic, Financing, Therapeutics, Oncology, Pitch Coaching

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    Joe Elliot
    Principal, Biopharm Management Inc. (BMI), provider of short and long-term management services to the biopharmaceutical industry

    John Person, MASc, PEng

    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical and Founder, Principal Engineer, Box 13 Engineering

    Areas of Expertise: Mechanical design engineering, mechanical system simulations, new product development (especially biomedical devices), patent filing, technology commercialization, project planning and execution, regulatory clearance, lecturing and public speaking, and securing grant funding.

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    John Person, MASc, PEng
    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical and Founder, Principal Engineer, Box 13 Engineering

    John Simon, BSc., RAC, CQA, RQAP-GLP

    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical

    Areas of Expertise: Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, FDA and Health Canada Submissions, Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing Audits, Cannabis Cultivation and Processing

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    John Simon, BSc., RAC, CQA, RQAP-GLP
    Co-founder & Partner, FUEL Biomedical

    John Walmsley, MSc, FInstP, PPhys, CPhys

    Executive VP, Strategic Relationships, StarFish Medical

    Areas of expertise include Product Definition, Technology Development, Operations (Start up & Scale up), Regulatory Strategy

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    John Walmsley, MSc, FInstP, PPhys, CPhys
    Executive VP, Strategic Relationships, StarFish Medical

    Jordan Ramey, PhD

    Prof. Brewing Science, Olds College, COO/Owner, Burwood Distillery

    Areas of Expertise: Fermentation Science, Food Science, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverage Production

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    Jordan Ramey, PhD
    Prof. Brewing Science, Olds College, COO/Owner, Burwood Distillery

    Kathleen Davy

    Senior SEO Manager, Docebo

    Areas of Expertise: SEO, CRO, Acquisition, Product-Led Growth.

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    Kathleen Davy
    Senior SEO Manager, Docebo

    Khalid Hansraj, MBA

    Interim President at Niva Technologies Inc.

    Areas of expertise: Business Development in Clean Tech, Therapeutics, Geomatics, Advanced Materials...

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    Khalid Hansraj, MBA
    Interim President at Niva Technologies Inc.

    Dr. Lauren Killip

    Director, Business Development, Harmonic Medical Inc.

    Areas of Expertise: Startups, Strategic Planning, Operations, Business Development, Fundraising, Medical Devices, Medical Imaging

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    Dr. Lauren Killip
    Director, Business Development, Harmonic Medical Inc.

    Ling Bai, M.Eng, MBA

    Managing Partner at VL Energy Ltd.

    Areas of Expertise: Regulatory Compliance, Government Relationship, board governance, capital raising, business development.

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    Ling Bai, M.Eng, MBA
    Managing Partner at VL Energy Ltd.

    Lynn Exton, BA, MA

    Managing Partner, Exton & Partners Risk, Governance & Analytics LLP

    Areas of expertise: Corporate finance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy, investment readiness

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    Lynn Exton, BA, MA
    Managing Partner, Exton & Partners Risk, Governance & Analytics LLP

    Maximilian Kerz, PhD

    Co-founder and CTO, Cherry Health

    Areas of Expertise: Go-to-Market, Product Design, Technology Compliance, Strategy

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    Maximilian Kerz, PhD
    Co-founder and CTO, Cherry Health

    Meg Bregazzi, BSc, CPA, CA

    President, Tredea Capital Corp

    Areas of Expertise: Business consulting with expertise in financial reporting, tax, accounting, and corporate governance.

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    Meg Bregazzi, BSc, CPA, CA
    President, Tredea Capital Corp

    Michael S. McGee, MSF

    Director of Innovation, Bioenterprise Corporation

    Areas of Expertise: Ag-tech, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Fundraising, Board Governance, Corporate Strategy

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    Michael S. McGee, MSF
    Director of Innovation, Bioenterprise Corporation

    Mike Spear

    Director of Corporate Communications, Genome Alberta. Calgary, Alberta

    Areas of Expertise: Marketing, communications, public relations, branding, media relations, social media

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    Mike Spear
    Director of Corporate Communications, Genome Alberta. Calgary, Alberta

    Nader Soltani, MBA, BASc

    President, Sectra Canada Inc., Founder, Principal Consultant, Enterprise Imaging

    Areas of Expertise: Medical Imaging, Radiology, Digital Pathology, Product Development, Software Sales, Corporate Partnerships, Regulatory, AI integrations

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    Nader Soltani, MBA, BASc
    President, Sectra Canada Inc., Founder, Principal Consultant, Enterprise Imaging

    Peter Fenwick, MBA, BMSE, CHE

    Managing Director, Fenwick & Associates, VP Strategy, Green Shield Canada

    Areas of Expertise: Startups, Business Strategy and Execution, Pivots, Revenue Model, Public Policy, Health Reform and Economics

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    Peter Fenwick, MBA, BMSE, CHE
    Managing Director, Fenwick & Associates, VP Strategy, Green Shield Canada

    Peter Zyla

    Founder and Chief Strategist, Ventrek

    Areas of Expertise: Corporate Strategy, Business Planning, Coaching, Mentoring, Executive Development

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    Peter Zyla
    Founder and Chief Strategist, Ventrek

    Robin Boschman, MBA, CMP

    Communications Consultant, Instructor & Facilitator

    Areas of Expertise: Corporate communications, Issues management, Stakeholder engagement, Business writing, PR.

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    Robin Boschman, MBA, CMP
    Communications Consultant, Instructor & Facilitator

    Sam Sathiamoorthy, PhD

    Principal Consultant at AspireBio, and R&D Operations Lead at Vital Bio

    Areas of expertise: Product Pipeline, GMP/QMS, Analytical and Process Development, Biologics, Medical Devices

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    Sam Sathiamoorthy, PhD
    Principal Consultant at AspireBio, and R&D Operations Lead at Vital Bio

    Sharon Ho, BASc, JD

    Owner of IPEAS Intellectual Property Law & Consulting

    Areas of Expertise: IP education and IP strategy assistance; Patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate assessments; Branding assistance and advice; Patent application preparation; IP Licensing

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    Sharon Ho, BASc, JD
    Owner of IPEAS Intellectual Property Law & Consulting

    Stuart Kozlick, MASc

    Managing Director, Miraki Innovation; Sr. VP, miR Scientific; Professor of Practice, Dept of Surgery, McGill University

    Areas of Expertise: Medical technologies, devices, and healthcare systems

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    Stuart Kozlick, MASc
    Managing Director, Miraki Innovation; Sr. VP, miR Scientific; Professor of Practice, Dept of Surgery, McGill University

    Sujatha Kamma, M.Sc, MBA, PMP

    Founder, Santellect

    Areas of Expertise: Digital Health, Canadian Healthcare Systems and Sectors Strategy, Leadership, Board Governance.

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    Sujatha Kamma, M.Sc, MBA, PMP
    Founder, Santellect

    Todd Pannett, B. Sc., Kin Sc.

    Manager of HR Advisory Services at Cenera

    Area of expertise: Human Resources

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    Todd Pannett, B. Sc., Kin Sc.
    Manager of HR Advisory Services at Cenera

    Van La, PhD

    Senior Grant Specialist at Integrity Grants and Funding Inc.

    Areas of expertise: Canadian funding programs, Grant strategy, Grant writing.

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    Van La, PhD
    Senior Grant Specialist at Integrity Grants and Funding Inc.

    Vigen Nazarian, MSc

    President, NuBinary Ventures

    Areas of expertise: Biopharmaceuticals, Angel Investors, Venture and Product Development, Strategy

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    Vigen Nazarian, MSc
    President, NuBinary Ventures

    Wayne Poll, MD

    Medical Device Development Consultant

    Areas of Expertise: Urology, Commercialization of Surgical Products, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

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    Wayne Poll, MD
    Medical Device Development Consultant
  • GreenSTEM Fellows

    Dr. Paul Addo, PhD, Chemistry

    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology...

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    Dr. Paul Addo, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Co-founder, President/CEO & Director, See02 Energy

    Dr. Roger Mah, PhD, Chemistry

    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    ZoraMat Solutions was a start-up that aimed to prototype and scale Zoralite, a solid sorbent for carbon dioxide capture from large industrial emitters, natural...

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    Dr. Roger Mah, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, ZoraMat Solutions Inc.

    Dr. Abdallah D. Manasrah, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Carbon Oxytech Inc.

    Carbon Oxytech Inc. is commercializing a new green technology that provides non-combustion utilization pathways for residual feedstocks...

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    Dr. Abdallah D. Manasrah, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Carbon Oxytech Inc.

    Dr. Beatriz Molero, PhD, Chemistry

    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    See02 Energy aims to develop a symmetrical solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology that efficiently converts carbon dioxide...

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    Dr. Beatriz Molero, PhD, Chemistry
    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Co-founder, CTO & Director, See02 Energy

    Apostol Radev, Masters, Sustainable Energy Development

    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, SolarSteam Inc.

    SolarSteam Inc. addresses the problem of high-cost and high-emissions associated with process heat.

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    Apostol Radev, Masters, Sustainable Energy Development
    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, SolarSteam Inc.

    Ulian Shahnovich, Masters, Electronics Engineering

    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, WiDR Inc.

    WIDR Inc. specializes in digital image sensor design for specific applications where invariant light conditions apply.

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    Ulian Shahnovich, Masters, Electronics Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, WiDR Inc.

    Shahrukh Shamim, Masters, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Envicore Inc.

    EnviCore Inc. is developing a novel nanoparticle/biopolymer treatment for sustainable tailings treatment. The technology has applications in...

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    Shahrukh Shamim, Masters, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Envicore Inc.

    Dr. Ali Telmadarreie, PhD, Petroleum Engineering

    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Cnergreen

    Cnergreen Corp. aims to improve oil recovery efficiency and reduce infill drilling related to well damage, while synergistically reducing C02 emissions.

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    Dr. Ali Telmadarreie, PhD, Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Cnergreen

    Dr. Mina Zarabian, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Carbonova.

    Carbonova, is an engineering company developing a technology to produce massive, pure carbon nanofibers (CNF) from...

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    Dr. Mina Zarabian, PhD, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    GreenSTEM Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Carbonova.
  • Life Sciences Fellows

    Geoff Frost, MD, P.Eng

    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, RAFT Rehab.

    Raft Rehab is changing the way patients and their families engage with therapeutic exercise...

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    Geoff Frost, MD, P.Eng
    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, RAFT Rehab.

    Jeremie Bourqui, MSc, PEng, RF Engineering

    Life Sciences Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Wave View Imaging

    Wave View Imaging is developing a novel imaging technology to monitor breast cancer treatment.

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    Jeremie Bourqui, MSc, PEng, RF Engineering
    Life Sciences Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Wave View Imaging

    Cody Doolan

    Life Sciences Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Illucidx

    Illucidx strives to positively affect clinical and patient outcomes by...

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    Cody Doolan
    Life Sciences Fellow (First Cohort), Founder, Illucidx

    Raied Aburashed

    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Vibratus

    Vibratus is developing hardware and software analytics for measuring human movement...

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    Raied Aburashed
    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Vibratus

    Christopher Bladen, PhD

    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Zymedyne

    Zymedyne aims to develop safer, more effective treatments for chronic neuropathic pain by...

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    Christopher Bladen, PhD
    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Zymedyne

    David Katz, JD, PhD

    Life Sciences Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Deep Surface AI

    Deep Surface AI is developing software tools to improve facial plastic surgery...

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    David Katz, JD, PhD
    Life Sciences Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, Deep Surface AI

    Lin Tang, PhD

    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, AnthoBio

    AnthoBio is a natural product company dedicated to developing plant-derived, safe, scientifically proven...

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    Lin Tang, PhD
    Life Science Fellow (Second Cohort), Founder, AnthoBio

    Alex Chee, MD

    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, Smart Biomedical.

    Smart Biomedical is a medical device company with a goal to create devices that...

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    Alex Chee, MD
    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, Smart Biomedical.

    Neil Christensen, MSc

    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, Vital XR.

    Vital XR Ltd., is creating the ideal advanced simulated learning environment for...

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    Neil Christensen, MSc
    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, Vital XR.

    David Rosenegger, PHD

    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, SenseSI.

    SenseSi Technology is developing a wearable device for the fast and accurate measurement of...

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    David Rosenegger, PHD
    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, SenseSI.

    Logan Skori, PHD

    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, AgGene.

    AgGene is an agriculture biotechnology company focused on the development of plant traits...

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    Logan Skori, PHD
    Life Sciences Fellow (Third Cohort), Founder, AgGene.