Mentor network

As an Imagination Catalyst business incubator participant, you will have access to mentors who have themselves built successful companies — in many sectors and industries — and are eager to share their knowledge. Feedback from experienced mentors will help you overcome the challenges you encounter during your startup’s development and point you in the direction of new opportunities.

Janet BannisterJanet Bannister
Partner, Real Ventures

Erica BerlinErica Berlin
Owner, Amico Patient Care Equipment

Erin BuryErin Bury
Managing Director, 88 Creative

Jessica ChingJessica Ching
Co-Founder & CEO, Eve Medical

Saul ColtSaul Colt
Founder of Saul Colt - The Idea Integration Company

Aileen CrowneAileen Crowne
Certified Executive Leadership and Performance Coach

Michael DeMonteMichael DeMonte
Founder, ScribbleLive

Mark EvansMark Evans
Principal, ME Consulting

Richard FofanaRichard Fofana
Vice-President, Strategy, UM Worldwide

Katherine HagueKatherine Hague
CEO & Founder, Female Funders

Mark HalprenMark Halpren
Principal, FirstCFO

Jess JossJess Joss
Executive Director, York Angel Investors

Sandra KedeySandra Kedey
Chair, Advertising, OCAD U

Kien LamsonKien Lamson
Director, Indeo Ideas Inc.

Derrik LeachDerrik Leach
Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Jacoline LoewenJacoline Loewen
Director, UBS Wealth Management

Patricia LorenzPatricia Lorenz
COO, Avertus

Alexander ManuAlexander Manu
Professor, Industrial Design, OCAD U

Mauricio MezaMauricio Meza
Co-Founder & CEO, Komodo OpenLab

Qasim MohammadQasim Mohammad
Associate, OMERS Ventures

Glenn NishimuraGlenn Nishimura
Principal & Chief People Strategist, Nishimura Consulting

Scott PeltonScott Pelton
Partner, Round 13 Capital

Roy PereiraRoy Pereira
Founder, Zoom.ai

Greg PonesseGreg Ponesse
COO, Mass Fidelity Inc.

Paul RowanPaul Rowan
Co-Founder & Vice-President, Inspiration, Umbra

Daniel SawayaDaniel Sawaya
Founder & Managing Partner, AyaWas Investment Group

Renn ScottRenn Scott
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design at OCAD U

Angelika Seeschaaf-VeresAngelika Seeschaaf-Veres
Chair & Associate Professor, Industrial Design, OCAD U

Jorge SilvaJorge Silva
Co-Founder & CTO, Komodo OpenLab

Tavis ValentineTavis Valentine
President, Valentine International

Greg Van AlstyneGreg Van Alstyne
Co-Founder, DesignJam & Associate Professor, SFI, OCAD U

Mo WajaMo Waja
Founder & CEO, presentIMPACT

Emma WestecottEmma Westecott
Associate Professor, Game Design, OCAD U

Andy YangAndy Yang
CEO, 500px

Funders and Partners

Province of Ontario Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs Ontario Centres of Excellence Relay Ventures
Cassel Brock Globalive