Final Judges for Canada’s Business Model Competition 2016


Ted Zoller

Director at UNC Center for Entrepreneurship and Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

 A senior fellow for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Ted Zoller performs research and advises Foundation leaders on entrepreneurship strategies and programs. Zoller was director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Kenan-Flagler school of business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the founding instructor of UNC’s “Launching the Venture” course, which has increased the number of companies to spin-off from the university. Zoller is a former associate dean and a high-tech entrepreneur.

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 Jon French

Director of Marketing & Communications at The Next 36

 Jon French joined the Next 36 in April 2011. Jon is responsible for the program’s marketing, media and communications, with an emphasis on recruiting the country’s top young innovators and leaders. Before joining The Next 36, Jon was Associate Director, Career Information with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) where he spent almost ten years promoting the CA designation to business students across Ontario. He has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers, where he sat on the National Board of Directors from 2007-2010. Most recently, Jon has joined the  Venture for Canada  Advisory Board.

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Assistant Director at Rollins Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU

 Jeff Brown is the director of the International Business Model Competition. In that role Jeff has grown the competition from 45 teams at 6 schools in 2 countries to over 2,000 teams, 200 schools, and 20 countries in 2014. Jeff is also the assistant director at the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at Brigham Young University. BYU and the Rollins Center have been ranked in the top 10 for both grad and undergrad entrepreneurship for 5 years running by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine.

David R. Rose

Lecturer, Associate Director, MBET program at UWaterloo

Lecturer, Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Centre, University of Waterloo. August 2014 – present. Lecturer, School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. 1998 – 2014

Daniel Boyd

President at ABK Medical, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Oral Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, 

Semifinal Judges for Canada’s Business Model Competition 2015

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Brian Jeffcock

Co-Founder and Lead Designer at Affinio

 Jeff Larsen

Executive Director, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship


Brian Lowe

Co-Founder and a Director of the First Angel Network Association

 Mark Hobbs

Partner at Fundmetric


Lee Babin

Co-Founder and Engineer at EnginuityMED


Co-Founder at FundmetricChristopher Kolmatycki


Ardavan Iranmanesh Shivam Rajdev

Co-Founder and Analyst at Affinio Inc


Shivam Rajdev 

Co-Founder and COO at Analyze Re

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Dr. Michael Gross

Interim Chief Executive Officer of Biosign Technologies Inc.


Ava Czapalay 

President and CEO at EduNova


David Upton

Co-Founder at Common Good Solutions Inc.

AngeloAngelo Dossou-Yovo

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Dalhousie University


James Craig

Director, Product Development and Marketing at Nova Communications


Milan Vrekic 

Cofounder & CEO at Zora Inc. 


Barbara M. Campbell

CEO and Founder at Hammock Facilitation Inc.


Don Sedgwick

Kings College 


Mona Power

Investment Manager Venture Capital Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)


Aaron Dressler

Senior Financial Consultant Investors Group Financial Services Inc 


Saeed El-Darahali

President & CEO


Jackie Kinley

Co-founder and Psychiatrist Air™ Institutes


Will Nelson

Founder, Sauté


Wallace Lockhart

Professor at University of Regina


Albert James

Assistant Professor at Rowe School of Business

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Melody Pardoe

Executive Director at Volta Labs