Our Mentors

Our mentors are the key to fast-tracking our clients. Mentors have the advice to help you avoid the potholes and the contacts to open doors for you. Some have offered to be long-term business coaches, some are available to hear your business value proposition, and some can open up their network to you.

If you see a mentor you would like to connect with, email elizabeth.thorsen@innovationfactory.ca.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer mentor for Innovation Factory, please fill out the application form. We’re extremely thankful for the support of our mentors and would love to hear from you if you’re interested in lending your expertise!

 

admin-ajaxELLY BOWEN

President at HE Bowen Consulting

Specialties: Human Resources, Not-for-Profit, Operations/Logistics

 

 

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CEO at Acumyn Inc.

Specialties: Life Sciences, Product Development, Funding/Investment

 

 

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Clinical Services Manager at BD Canada

Specialties: Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Business Planning

 

 

thumbnail-richard-mentorRICHARD DUNDA

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Rogers

Specialties: Digital Media/ICT, Sales & Marketing, Strategic Partnerships

 

 

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LEIGH-ANNE GILLESPIE

Healthy Policy PhD candidate at McMaster University

Specialties: Life Sciences, Funding/Investment, Academia Connections

 

 

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Founding Partner at Flow CPA

Specialties: Finance, Business Planning, 

 

PATTI HALL

Owner and Chief Consultant at Hall Manufacturing Consulting

Specialties: Professional Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Tech

 

thumbnail-tammy-mentorTAMMY HWANG

CEO at CoMotion Group

Specialties: Digital Media/ICT, Business Planning, Sales & Marketing

 

 

thunbnail-bruce-mentorBRUCE INWOOD

Strategic Marketing Advisor at Inwood Consulting

Specialties: Digital Media/ICT, Sales & Marketing, International Expansion

 

 

Hoda KamelHODA KAMEL

President, Sinai Maple Corporation

Specialties:Marketing, Organizational Development and Culture,Organizational Team Building and Conflict Management

 

 

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COO at Avnan Electro inc.

Specialties: Advanced Manufacturing, Funding/Investment, Business Planning

 

 

thumbnail-jay-mentorJAY ROSENBLATT

Partner at SimpsonWigle Law LLP

Specialties: Legal, Risk Mitigation, Business Planning

 

 

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Jim Wilson

Vice President, Occupier Services at CBRE Limited

Specialties: Sales/Marketing, Business Planning, Real Estate