Advisor Network

Our mentorship ecosystem is further extended through strong alliances to the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem. The Accelerator Centre taps into the minds of our Region’s top business people and technology leaders, who contribute to our Advisor Network.

  • NameAreas of SpecialtyLinkedIn
  • Alexis BlackIntellectual property strategy
    Intellectual property education
    Maximizing legal resources
    Connect with Alexis
  • Brian CollieHow to grow companiesConnect with Brian
  • Bruce InwoodProduct/market validation
    Go-to-market strategies
    Demand generation
    Connect with Bruce
  • Christopher ShermanBusiness: Technical translator
    Stakeholder Management
    Technical Approach Optimization
    Connect with Christopher
  • Conway FraserBrand storytelling
    Media/pitch coaching
    Earned media strategy
    Connect with Conway
  • Dayton PerieraUser Experience
    Visual Design
    Prototyping
    Connect with Dayton
  • Don ThomsonCustomer Value Proposition
    Competitive Product Positioning
    Product Lifecycle management
    Connect with Don
  • Doug AkersCustomer insight
    Team and leadership development
    Project and process
    Connect with Doug
  • Ivey School of BusinessMarket validation
    Go-to-market strategy
    Connect with The Ivey Team
  • Jan d'AillyB2B Engineered Products and Software Value Chain
    Sales/Marketing Channel Management
    Connect with Jan
  • Jaret HenhoefferExit Strategies and Valuation
    Business transaction management
    Disruptive Sales & Marketing Strategies
    Connect with Jaret
  • Jeff CampbellGo-to-market strategy and execution
    Sales strategy and operations
    Startup leadership
    Connect with Jeff
  • Joseph PupuoloLaunching products
    Getting early sales
    Connect with Joseph
  • Kurtis McBrideEntrepreneurship
    How to grow a hardware company
    Connect with Kurtis
  • Larry DandreaStrategy & Operations
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Sales
    Connect with Larry
  • Melissa DurrellPitch Coaching
    Media Training
    Executive Communications Training
    Connect with Melissa
  • Mike JanzenExit strategy
    Building/leading teams
    Raising Venture Capital
    Connect with Mike
  • Mike BrownProduct Design and Development
    Product validation and testing
    Connect with Mike
  • Scott BarkerBusiness Development
    Sales
    Strategy
    Connect with Scott
  • Simon ChanStrategy development
    Customer experience
    Leadership development
    Connect with Simon
  • Tristan ZimmermanStrategic Discovery
    Experience Design
    Hardware Design Execution
    Connect with Tristan
  • Will HutchinsRaising capital, and alternative funding vehicles available through Expresso CapitalConnect with Will
  • Amir SolowiejczykLean Startup, Business Strategy, Operations.Connect with Amir
  • Colin SchmidtSales Support for selling through Channels (Retail, Online, Distribution), Retail, Online, and Distribution Agreements, Channels go-to-market planning and executionConnect with Colin