OTTAWA, ON – October 5, 2021 – The Board of Directors, and Executive team of Startup Canada warmly welcomes Mandy Potter and Jamie Savage as new Board-appointed members. Both Mandy and Jamie bring an abundance of entrepreneurial experience to their new role as a Startup Canada Board member, while providing fresh and new perspectives and voices to the table.
“We welcome Mandy and Jamie and the unique breadth of knowledge and experience they bring to Startup Canada,” said Startup Canada Board Chair, Brenda Halloran. “Their expertise will provide guidance for Startup Canada as we continue to support and champion the needs of Canadian entrepreneurs from coast to coast to coast.”
“Canada’s underrepresented entrepreneurs deserve programs to help build and support their businesses and Startup Canada is the answer to that. As a queer, female entrepreneur myself, I am extremely passionate about inclusivity within the startup and tech communities,” said Mandy Potter, Head of Growth at Duoplane.” I am honoured to join the Board of Directors and very excited to be a part of an organization that is providing these resources in our country.”
“I am honoured to be a member of the Board for Startup Canada. I believe that all startups have the potential to be some of our generation’s most impressive companies,” said Jamie Savage, Founder at the Leadership Agency. “My goal is to help, advise, and provide my expertise in talent acquisition, people development, and leadership as a Board Member.“
“Mandy’s advocacy for the LGBT+ community, and entrepreneurial spirit greatly aligns with the activities and overarching mission of Startup Canada to connect Canada’s entrepreneurs with the tools, community, and support they need to start and build their businesses,” said Startup Canada CEO, Kayla Isabelle. “Additionally, Jamie’s years of expertise in leadership and recruitment will provide valuable insights to help startups across Canada make the best choices to spot and pick the right talent, including on our own team as we continue to scale across the country.”