Cameron Smithers, BSc (Hons)

Venture Manager, ElevateIP

As the Venture Manager for the Elevate IP Program, Cameron will increase accessibility, awareness, and support for intellectual property acquisition across Alberta. Working directly with entrepreneurs and service providers, Cameron works to:

  1. Educate startups and BAIs on IP to increase the accessibility of IP support and encourage the exchange of best practices.
  2. Empower underrepresented groups by offering IP support to foster equitable accessibility and inclusivity.
  3. Elevate Alberta startups through enhanced IP support tailored to individual needs to enable rapid scaling and sustainable growth.

Expertise and background:

  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (Honours), University of Ottawa
  • Program Manager for Digital Health, Plug and Play Tech Centre
  • Project Coordinator, Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Awards
  • Subcommittee Member, Experts on Demand Program, Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN)
  • Co-Founder and Director, Hubble Incubator
  • Technology Advancement Manager, Kinsman Scientific Management
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director, DiscoveryLab
  • Researcher, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta