About ventureLAB

Who We Are

ventureLAB  is dedicated to supporting innovation and helping technology entrepreneurs. We take a genuine, responsive and attuned approach to everything we do.

We help entrepreneurs BUILD high-growth, innovative, scalable businesses.

Where entrepreneurs create real businesses. 

We will do this by working with the community and stakeholders to create a vibrant environment where innovation can thrive and entrepreneurs can launch and build sustainable businesses.

The ventureLAB annual review celebrates some of  our success stories of our entrepreneurs and their endeavours, as well as our own journey and growth, and provides an overview of ventureLAB’s yearly numbers, programs and partnerships.

Download ventureLAB’s Annual Reviews:

2016: ventureLAB 2.0

2015: Impact

2014: Strengthening the Foundation Through Partnerships

2013: Alignment

2012: Mapping the Journey and Celebrating Entrepreneurial Milestones

IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre

3600 Steeles Ave. E. Room C106
Markham, ON
L3R 9Z7

Phone:  905-248-2727
Fax: 905-479-2055
Email: [email protected]

ventureLAB office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

ventureLAB is where talented technology entrepreneurs bring their innovations to market.

You have a growing business and we have a team of experts to help you.

The ventureLAB team

We have some of the coolest, creative and most innovative people on the planet working at ventureLAB. Every one of us is always willing to help, and we work hard to cultivate a sense of community within our team and with our entrepreneurial community.

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Melissa Chee

Melissa Chee

COO (Acting President & CEO)

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Rachel Azagury

Rachel Azagury

Vice President, Culture and Experience

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Jane Gertner

Jane Gertner

Vice President, Partnerships and External Relations

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Heather Crosbie

Heather Crosbie

Venture Services, Senior Analyst

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Chris Cory

Chris Cory

Venture Services, Senior Analyst

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Jeremy O'Krafka

Jeremy O'Krafka

Venture Services, Senior Analyst

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Sep Assadian

Sep Assadian

Director, Ecosystem Experience

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Justine Kintanar

Justine Kintanar

Director, External Relations

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Lisa Shi

Lisa Shi

Manager, Innovation Space

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Mayavan Raja

Mayavan Raja

Manager, First Impressions

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Dwight Townsend

Dwight Townsend

Project Manager, Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline

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Paul Rivett

Paul Rivett

Director, Network Partnerships

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Teresa Chow

Teresa Chow

Manager, Finance

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Laurence Boccaccio

Laurence Boccaccio

Health Innovation Team Lead

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Jonathon Shore

Jonathon Shore

Director, Media Relations

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ventureLAB Board

Karna Gupta

Karna Gupta

Chair

Altaf Stationwala

Altaf Stationwala

President and CEO, Mackenzie Health

Andrew Wilkes

Andrew Wilkes

Founding Chair, National Angel Capital Organization

Anthony Gallo

Anthony Gallo

Vice President Digital & Big Data, Canadian Tire

Doug Lindeblom

Doug Lindeblom

Director, Economic Strategy, Regional Municipality of York

Christina Kakaflikas

Christina Kakaflikas

Manager, Economic Development, City of Markham

David Agnew

David Agnew

President, Seneca College, Seneca College

Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

Partner, Real Ventures

Janet Beed

Janet Beed

Director, Advisor

Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford

Director of Research and Innovation, Southlake Regional Health Centre

Peter Pekos

Peter Pekos

President and CEO, Dalton Pharma Services

Robert Haché

Robert Haché

Vice President Research and Innovation, York University

Sarah Prevette

Sarah Prevette

Founder & CEO, Future Design School (FDS)

Ross Pellizzari

Ross Pellizzari

Chief Revenue Officer, VersaPay

Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

President, MedTech Consulting Treasurer

Jeremy Laurin

Jeremy Laurin

President and Chief Executive Officer, ventureLAB