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

Team

Kayla Isabelle

CEO

Natasha Morano

Corporate & Government Affairs Director

Sally Douglas

Senior Advisor

Joline Lavoie

Design & Operations Manager

Lauren Hicks

Digital Production and Content Manager

Priya Pandey

Entrepreneur Success Manager

Naina Kansal

Entrepreneur Success Manager

Karina Kwok

Communications & Marketing Manager

Angela Munro

Programs Officer

Maddie Stiles

#Startupchats Coordinator

Co-Founders

Victoria Lennox

President Emeritus & Co-founder

Cyprian Szalankiewicz

Co-founder

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

Translator

Eli Fathi

CEO, MindBridge Ai

Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

Paul Gaspar

UPS Canada

Shawn Salewski

BDC

Melissa Nemec

Scotiabank

Armin Nourozi

EDC

Kate Karn

Mastercard Canada
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