Empowering Canada’s Entrepreneurs

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

Jamie Savage

Board Chair

Brenda Halloran

Kristen Jain

CPA, CA, Shopify

Mandy Potter

Head of Growth, DuoPlane

Sergio Escobar

CEO/Managing Director at BCF Ventures & Lalotte Ventures

Paula Kwan

Senior Manager, Management Consulting, KPMG


Kayla Isabelle


Jenn Juby

Managing Director

Natasha Morano

Corporate & Government Affairs Director

Jenn Lusby

Lead, Partnerships

Joline Lavoie

Design & Operations Manager

Isabel Nolan

Program Manager, Startup Women and Startup Global

Jocelyn Courneya

Marketing and Communications Manager

Lauren Macready

Program Manager, Startup Canada Tour

Maddie Stiles

Digital Production Lead

Nadia Ladak

Program Marketing Officer

Myriam Wedge

Program Administrator
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Waaiz Beyg

Event Coordinator, Startup Canada Tour

Kamila Osorio-Luna

Marketing Coordinator

Rick Spence

Startup Podcast Host

Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council

Paul Gaspar

UPS Canada

Shawn Salewski


Marlene Le Conte


Armin Nourozi


Kate Karn

Mastercard Canada
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