Adam Cragg, MBA

Executive Director, New Ventures

As the Executive Director, New Ventures, Adam is responsible for helping startups achieve scale. His programs include the Life Sciences Fellowship, Medventions, GreenSTEM, and GrinSTEM programs. New Ventures also oversees coaching and mentorship to assist startups via the Expert Advisors (EA’s), and Preferred Suppliers (PS) programs.  New Ventures supports organizational metrics and client initiatives to meet donor and stakeholder requirements. Adam is a UCeed representative for the Haskayne Student Fund, the first student-run venture capital fund in western Canada. During his career, Adam has invested in over 120 seed-stage startups and worked with entrepreneurs from some of the world’s top universities.

Expertise and background:

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Oxford
  • Founder, Quake Capital
  • Founding Manager, NYU Entrepreneurship Center
  • Chief-of-Staff, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
  • Board Director, Platform Calgary
  • Instructor, Haskayne School of Business
  • Mentor, MIT Launch: High School Entrepreneurship Program
  • LaunchPad Advisory Member, Mount Royal University