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

Kristen Jain

CPA, CA, Shopify

Mandy Potter

Head of Growth, DuoPlane

Jamie Savage

Founder, The Leadership Agency

Sergio Escobar

CEO/Managing Director at BCF Ventures

Paula Kwan

Manager, Customer Experience Design, Innovation Lead & Digital Strategy


Kayla Isabelle


Kristal Felea

Managing Director

Natasha Morano

Corporate & Government Affairs Director

Sally Douglas

Senior Advisor

Joline Lavoie

Design & Operations Manager

Maddie Stiles

Digital Production Lead

Isabel Nolan

Acting Program Manager, Startup Women and Startup Global

Ryan Richard

Manager, Ecosystem Partnerships

Nadia Ladak

Acting Program Lead, Startup Global

Anahita Gangwani

Communications Officer, Social Impact

Jocelyn Courneya

Marketing and Communications Manager

Lauren Macready

Program Manager, Startup Canada Tour

Myriam Wedge

Program Administrator

Saige Carlson

Program Administrator, Startup Canada Tour

Kamila Osorio-Luna

Marketing Coordinator

Jenn Lusby

Lead, Corporate Partnerships


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


Marlene Le Conte


Armin Nourozi


Kate Karn

Mastercard Canada
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