Small but Mighty

Meet the team powering the future of Canada’s entrepreneurship community.

As one team, we’re steering Startup Canada and lifting each other to grow together in our mission of connecting Canada’s entrepreneurs with the tools, community, and support they need to start and build their businesses.

Board of Directors

Brenda Halloran

Board Chair

Jeff Cates

President & CEO, Achievers

Kristen Jain

CPA, CA, Shopify

Melloney Campbell

Community Leader, Startup Peel

Mandy Potter

Head of Growth, DuoPlane

Jamie Savage

Founder, The Leadership Agency


Kayla Isabelle


Natasha Morano

Corporate & Government Affairs Director

Sally Douglas

Senior Advisor

Joline Lavoie

Design & Operations Manager

Lauren Hicks

Digital Production & Content Manager

Priya Pandey

Entrepreneur Success Manager

Naina Kansal

Entrepreneur Success Manager

Karina Kwok

Communications & Marketing Manager

Maddie Stiles

Digital Production & Communications Coordinator

Isabel Nolan

Program Officer

Kaila Shatosky

Design Coordinator


Victoria Lennox

President Emeritus & Co-founder

Cyprian Szalankiewicz


Extended Team & Volunteers

Lyndon Johnson

#Startupchats Host

Sergio Escobar

Global Entrepreneurship Ambassador

Camille McInnis

Startup Canada Communities Lead

Rick Spence

Startup Podcast Host

Velérie Lalonde


Eli Fathi

CEO, MindBridge Ai

Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

Paul Gaspar

UPS Canada

Shawn Salewski


Melissa Nemec


Armin Nourozi


Kate Karn

Mastercard Canada
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