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MELISSA MILLIGAN

Co-Chair

Melissa’s interest in innovation stems from her many years of experience in healthcare, specializing in operational process improvement. She is originally from Vancouver Island, BC and loves the outdoors.

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SAMANTHA CALDWELL

Director of Workshops

Samantha worked for 6 years at Export Development Canada, in business development for Oil & Gas and Mining & Metals companies. She’s looking forward to delivering value to all the attendees and speakers of the Scale Up Summit.

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CAROLYN SIMARD

Director of Marketing

Carolyn has worked in marketing in the software industry. She looks forward to facilitating an engaging and innovative event that celebrates disruptive forces in the Canadian business sphere. 

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ELLIOTT BOAKE

Co-Chair

Elliott has spent time in the product management space at medical device and wearable technology companies. He enjoys the fast paced nature of growing businesses while learning about recent trends in start-ups.

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ECHO TIAN

Director of Workshops

Echo has worked in the Chinese PE/VC industry and is fascinated by the unique business ideas of CEOs and in-depth perspectives from his fellow investors. With an immense passion of working with start-ups, she believes innovation is the future.

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ANANT NEHRU

Director of Marketing

Anant has been involved with global businesses leveraging innovative technologies to prevent disruption. His passion for innovation stretches across platforms and verticals while focusing on the social aspects of scaling a business.

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SAAD AHMED

Director of Sponsorship

Saad is an experienced business development and growth professional with roles in technology and manufacturing. He is looking forward to putting together a collaborative and disruptive Scale Up Summit. 

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YUSHEN ZHU

Director of Speaker Engagement

Yushen has worked in the construction project management industry and has an interest in start-ups and small businesses. He hopes to learn more about what makes companies disruptors in their industry and also how start-ups differentiate themselves.

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SEUN SHODEINDE

Director of Logistics

Seun is passionate about planning & organization, putting all the little pieces together to achieve a visualized goal successfully. He is interested in technological disruption in the financial industry and looks for ways to drive business value and transformation.

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JACKIE NGUYEN

Director of Sponsorship

Jackie's background in the public and private sector has taught her to take an evidence-based approach to solving complex problems. She appreciates the skills required to work through times of change and disruption, and is looking forward to learning more skills at the Summit.

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RASHPREET JUNEJA

Director of Speaker Engagement

With a background in product management in the educational space, Rashpreet is excited to hear and learn about the innovation and value creation of journey of ​start-up founders in Canada.

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VINCENT CHAO

Director of Internal & External Affairs

Vincent has spent time in recruitment both on the agency side and the in-house side. He has hired for a wide variety of job functions mainly within finance and technology. He has a passion for human capital consulting and is also an avid musician.

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