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Founder Institute Mentors

Western Canada Virtual 2021

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Western Canada program below.

Mentors

Adam

Adam Devenny

Senior Manager, KPMG Brasil
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Alan

Alan Campbell

Partnerships, Harvest Venture Builders
Alex

Alex Hobbs

CEO, Oxford Lock
Alex

Alex Gault

President, Small World Ventures
Amit

Amit Varma

Co-Founder & CEO, BRAINTOY AI
Andrea

Andrea Welling

Regional Director BC & Yukon, Futurpreneur Canada
Andy

Andy Chu

CEO, Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival
Annika

Annika Lewis

Associate, Vanedge Capital
Arleigh

Arleigh Vasconcellos

CEO, Founder, The Agency
Ashley

Ashley Dunfield

Founder & CEO, SmartGrid Communications
Aurelie

Aurelie Guerrieri

CMO, Open Systems
Ben

Ben Snyman

Founder, CEO , Safety Vantage
Benjamin

Benjamin Mak

Partner, Ridout and Maybee
Bijan

Bijan Vaez

Founder and CEO, FractionalCTO.ca
Bill

Bill Tam

VP, BC SuperCluster
Blaire

Blaire Martin

VP of Strategic Partnerships , Florida Funders
Boris

Boris Mann

Co-Founder, FISSION
Bosky

Bosky Mukherjee

Founder, Spark to Substance
Brittany

Brittany Whitmore

Founder/CEO, Exvera Communications Inc.
Canon

Canon Bryan

CFO, Terrestrial Energy
Carey

Carey Houston

Founder, CEO , 321Growth Academy
Casey

Casey Lau

Head of Asia, RISE (Web Summit)
Chad

Chad Ford

President, Sunexo Inc.
Chris

Chris Hobbs

President, TTT Studios
Chris

Chris Goward

Founder & CEO, WiderFunnel
Chris

Chris Marra

Partner, KPMG Brasil
Christian

Christian Gauthier

Partner , Bennet Jones
Christine

Christine Somerville

Senior Account Manager, Technology Industry, BDC
Colin

Colin Brown

Principal, Gallowglass Consulting
Colin

Colin Weston

Founding Partner, Reviver Sport+Entertainment
Connor

Connor Aylwin

Director, Cultivate Advisors
Conor

Conor Aylwin

Director, Cultivate Advisors
Damarys

Damarys Zampini

Chief Executive Officer, Sustrategy
Danton

Danton Lalonde

CEO, Gratisites
David

David Gardner

Head of Content Marketing, Harvest Builders
Don

Don Osborne

CEO, Urthecast
Ed

Ed Levinson

Director, Ensibuuko
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Ejackson@Analyticsmarketing.Com Jackson

President, Analytics Marketing Inc.
Elaine

Elaine Ann

Founder/CEO, Kaizor Innovation
Eric

Eric Anderson

CEO and Co-Founder, Junto
Erin

Erin Campbell

CEO, ECMB Capital Partners
Evan

Evan Hu

Founding Partner and G7 Associate, Creative Destruction Lab
Gary

Gary Shuster

Lawyer/Inventor, Gary Shuster
George

George Kondopulos

Partner, KPMG Brasil
George

George Tai

Partner, Dentons
Gerry

Gerry Li

Associate, Bennett Jones LLP
Grandy

Grandy Chu

Founder and Designer , Atelier Grandi
Grant

Grant Lawrence

President, Valhalla Private Capital
Ha

Ha Nguyen

VP, McRock Capital
Hartland

Hartland Ross

Founder, eBridge Marketing Solutions
Heiko

Heiko Peters

CEO, TekEitri
Henry

Henry Soo

Founder & CEO, Settlely
Hugh

Hugh Evans

CEO, Cultural Dynamics Inc.
Ian

Ian Gilbert

Chief Operating Officer, KEEP Labs
Isabella

Isabella Taba

President, CTO, Co-Founder , Direct Kinetic Solutions
Jacinthe

Jacinthe Koddo

CoFounder, Director of Client Experience, Tandem Innovation Group
Jack

Jack Gin

Corporate Director - Entrepreneur - Former CEO, Semios, Saltworks, Extreme CCTV
James

James Reyes

Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Aquatic Informatics
James

James Thangaraj

.GM, Pivot ED - BVC Venture
Jason

Jason Wang

Lawyer, Securities & Capital Markets, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
Jayesh

Jayesh Parmar

CEO, Picatic
Jayson

Jayson Wyner

Co-Founder, Nutrabolics
Jean Guy

Jean Guy Faubert

CRO, SEDNA
Jeff

Jeff Swan

Founder & CEO, RevUp Sales
Jessica

Jessica Duns

Founding Partner, Badhouse Ventures
Joel

Joel Semeniuk

Vice President of Growth and Innovation, Communitech
John

John Chan

CEO, 2x Growth Agency // 2x Ventures
Johny

Johny Tay

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Founder Institute
Jordan

Jordan Jocius

Director, Founder Institute Waterloo
Joseph

Joseph King

Founder, Duck Labs
Kailin

Kailin Che

FI Mentor
Kal

Kal Malhi

Founder and CEO, BullRun Capital Inc
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Kelby

Kelby Price

Chief Operations Officer, YAT Group Inc.
Ken

Ken Charko

President , Dunbar Theatre/ Charko Investments
Kevin

Kevin Kerr

CEO, Highwood Global
Kevin

Kevin Conabree

Consultant, Management Consulting
Kevin

Kevin Brent

Chief Investment Officer, Bluesky Equities
Kevin

Kevin Dahl

Advisor, Platform Calgary
Kim

Kim Orlesky

President, KO Advantage Group
Kookai

Kookai Chaimahawong

VC Associate, Pangaea Ventures
Kristina

Kristina Milke

Co-Founder, Valhalla Private Capital
Kwang

Kwang Lim

Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Lisa

Lisa Payne

CFO, Mine Sense
Lucas

Lucas Tomei

Partner, Dentons
Luke

Luke Krueger

Co-Founder & President, Valhalla Private Capital/ Valhalla Angels
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Co-Founder, Sideffekt
Maria

Maria Osipova

VP Marketing, Traction Guest
Marius

Marius Adomnica

Associate, Segev LLP
Marjorie

Marjorie Junio Read

Chief Financial Officer, Helcim
Mark

Mark Montalban

Founder & CEO, Mindfultext & previously Growth at FI HQ
Mark

Mark Smith

Canada Startup Ecosystem Lead, Amazon AWS
Mary

Mary Ryan

COO, PKI Capital [Private Family Office]
Mason M.

Mason M. Darabi

Venture Builder, Tandem Innovation Group
Meredith J.

Meredith J. Powell

Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Michael

Michael Sousa

CTO, Screenfluence
Michael

Michael Bosdet

President, TSGI
Michelle

Michelle Stepp

President & CEO, VantEdge O&G Inc.
Mike

Mike Winterfield

CEO, Founder, Active Impact Investments
Mike

Mike De Boer

CEO, Founder, Levelling Up
Miranda

Miranda Lievers

COO, Thinkific
Neeraj

Neeraj Gupta

Chief Strategy Officer, Attabotics Inc.
Neil

Neil Patel

CEO / Founder, Kabuni
Nicolas

Nicolas Beique

Founder & CEO, Helcim
Nicole

Nicole Donnelly

FI Mentor
Nicole

Nicole Gallop

VP, Cultivate Advisors
Paris

Paris Gaudet

Executive Director, ACETECH
Paul

Paul Austin

Partner, Fort Capital Partners
Pete

Pete Duggan

Executive Vice President Operations, UrtheCast Corp.
Pete

Pete Berdusco

President, Guyana Goldstrike
Peter

Peter Reek

Founder, Savvy + Associate
Ralph

Ralph Baddour

Founder & Managing Director, Badhouse Ventures
Ray

Ray Torresan

CEO, /Archive Digital
Richard

Richard Roseboom

Co-Founder & CEO, MicroMech Inc
Rick

Rick Pasin

Co-Founder, MyEducationRoom.com & Sincron HR Software (sincronhr.com)
Rob

Rob Purdy

Chairman and Founder, Purdy & Partners Inc.
Rob

Rob Stone

Owner, Mr. Taxes
Rob

Rob Attwell

Founder, COO/CFO, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Robert

Robert Delamar

Business Advisor, Bull Run Capital
Robert

Robert Foxall

Director of Business Development, Timia Capital
Roberto

Roberto Erario

Business and Leadership, Coach
Roger

Roger Hull

Business Development, Carbon Upcycling
Rohit

Rohit Joshi

CEO, Founder, BrightSquid
Roman

Roman Karachinsky

CEO & Co-founder, News360
Ryan

Ryan Smith

CEO, FTSY
Sam

Sam Sullivan

MLA of British Columbia and Former Mayor, Vancouver
Samarth

Samarth Chandola

Founder and CEO, First Fund
Scott

Scott Larson

CEO, Kater, HeliosWire
Sean

Sean Hodgins

Founder and CEO, Tandem Innovation Group
Sean

Sean Eikerman

Busniess Advisor, Cultivate Advisors
Shahab

Shahab Samimi

Senior Associate, 7 Gate Ventures
Shahrooz

Shahrooz Nabavi

FI Mentor
Stacey

Stacey Wallin

Head of Growth, BC Tech
Stefan

Stefan Chiasson

Associate Director, BDC Capital
Stephanie

Stephanie Wetterwald

Marketing Manager, Entreflow Consulting Group
Steve

Steve Oldham

CEO, Carbon Engineering Ltd.
Sue

Sue Ross

Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur Canada
Sunil

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
Susan

Susan Koch

COO & VP, Accounting, Carbon Engineering Ltd.
Tania

Tania Lo

CEO, Tandem Innovation Group
Tara

Tara Mc Laughlin

Founder, Paper Crane
Terry

Terry Sydoryk

CEO, Chaordix
Thealzel

Thealzel Lee

Founder, President & Director, e-Fund
Todd

Todd Embley

Partner, BoostXLabs
Tom

Tom Petryshen

Advisor, Adacado
Tony

Tony Clement

The Hon. Tony Clement, Privy Council
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Trent

Trent Johnsen

., Pivot ED - BVC Venture
Tyler

Tyler Douglas

Former Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Vision Critical
Valerie

Valerie Song

CEO, AVA
Van Doren

Van Doren Chan

President, Ugly Dumplings
Viviana

Viviana Matheus

Director of Digital Strategy and Brand, Comm100
Wade

Wade Larson

Founder, Urthecast
Yasmine

Yasmine Roulleau

CEO, Striven Consulting
Yvonne

Yvonne Gruenthaler

Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

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