Paula Kwan could have gone anywhere in the world after her successful tenure at I Love Rewards, now Achievers, but she chose to stay in Toronto. Now, she’s onto something big with her work as the Director of Civic Innovation at the City of Toronto.
Chakameh Shafii is founder of TranQool, an innovative technological platform that helps people overcome mental health challenges.
Salim is a founder and ecosystem builder, trading the entrepreneur life to focus on supporting other founders. As the President for Venture Services at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, he impacts over one thousand startups through his work.
Lily Tse left agency life to become an entrepreneur, and now she’s on a mission to help people purchase beauty products that are good for you and good for the environment.
Eva Wong is a first-time founder on a mission to build Borrowell into a global FinTech company. She is passionate about building businesses customer-first, and brings that passion into everything she does at Borrowell.
Farah Nasser is a career journalist, now at Global News. Surrounded by tech her whole career, Farah’s tracking the power of VR to make global issues locally relevant.
Sabrina Geremia is a born-and-raised Canadian who worked in Italy and the UK for many years before coming back to Canada. Now, as the head of Google Canada, she is focused on making ecosystems more helpful for startups.
Dave Wilkin is an entrepreneur passionate about creating opportunities for genuine human interaction and collaboration. Currently, he does this through his company, Ten Thousand Coffees.
Farhan Thawar is a technologist-turned-entrepreneur on a mission to make communications more human. Currently, he’s the co-founder and CTO of Helpful, alongside Rypple co-founder Dan Debow.
Candice Faktor has been an innovator and startup builder for her entire career. Now, as founder of Faktory Ventures, she has taken on the role of early stage investor and advisor, where she wants to play a part in helping Toronto startups with global ambition succeed.