Founder: Citizen Made
Rachel Brooks is a San Francisco based technology entrepreneur and expert in digital product experiences and manufacturing innovation. A self-described Maker of the Digital and Physical, Rachel is founder of the ecommerce software company Citizen Made, where she makes it possible for brands and makers to sell their custom products online.
Vice President: Communitech
No stranger to the Caribbean Startup Summit's stage, Steve is VP, Client Services, Emerging and High Growth Companies at Communitech, Canada's largest and most successful startup hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. A successful entrepreneur himself, Steve also currently serves as chair on the boards of Bering Media Toronto, Ontario and Energy+ in Cambridge, Ontario.
Founder: Malene B
Malene Barnett is the New York based founder and design director of Malene B, a company specializing in handcrafted custom carpets, inspired wallcoverings and artisan tiles. Her luxe creations have enlivened premier hotels, iconic office buildings, and sophisticated private spaces.
TECH Startup Advisor
A special advisor in operations and seed financing to tech start-ups, Elaine recently served as senior advisor at the new Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises in Waterloo, Ontario. Previously, she was Director, Sector Strategy, for economic development in the province of Ontario
Co-Founder: Aceleron Ltd.
Barbados / United Kingdom
Originally from Barbados, spent half of his life in the arts and the other half in science and engineering. Is now the cofounder and technology lead of Aceleron, a cleantech start up focused on transforming perceived end of life lithium ion batteries into low-cost energy storage.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Research
Innovation and Science
Bill has been involved in entrepreneurship commercialization and the delivery of a number of key ministry programs and initiatives focused on supporting Ontario’s research excellence, commercialization networks, and entrepreneurial expertise
Co-Founder: Pression Inc.
Chekema Prince is an award winning entrepreneur, co-founder and CTO of Pression Inc., a startup company bringing compression therapy into the 21st century. As of April 2016, Lockheed Martin Canada has invested $1.1 million into the research and development of the technology that Pression is bringing to market.
Barbados / USA
Rohan is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Launch27.com, Maidsinblack.com, Innclusive.com , Wetshaveclub.com and Groovejar.com. He has been featured in the Washington Post, Mixergy, The Foundation, and in 2011 he was honored with the Community Award in Startup Leadership by the city of Fairfax, Virginia.