Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations.

Board of Directors

Brenda Halloran

Board Chair

Jeff Cates

President, Intuit Canada

Eli Fathi

CEO, MindBridge Ai

Helene Joncas

Innovation, Eastern Canada, Intel Canada

Kristen Jain CPA, CA, CPA



Victoria Lennox

President & CEO

Richard Rémillard

Acting Executive Director

Cyprian Szalankiewicz

Production Manager

Tomasz Popiel

Finance Director

Andrea Knapp

Programs Manager

Rachelle Desorcy

Logistics & Operations

Maddie Stiles

Communications & Digital Programs

Joline Lavoie

AV, Graphics & Production

Kevin Shao

Finance Coordinator

Camille McInnis

Startup Canada Communities Lead

Rivers Corbett

Startup Canada Podcast Host

Janice McDonald

Thrive Podcast Host

Sergio Escobar

Global Entrepreneurship Ambassador

Dr. Sean Wise

Startup Communities Ambassador

Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

Paul Gaspar

UPS Canada

Tony O'Brien

TruShield Insurance

Karen Kastner


Kate Karn

Mastercard Canada

Melissa Nemec


Alison Bowen

Intuit Canada