Jennifer manages the accelerating ventures program at MaRS, supporting high-growth ventures in the cleantech, health and information & communications technology (ICT) sectors. She is an innovation enthusiast who has helped Canadian entrepreneurs bring world-leading technologies to market for the last several years. Prior to her current position, Jennifer worked mainly in the cleantech sector, working as the Senior Associate with MaRS Cleantech Venture Services, although she has a broader interest in the health and ICT sectors as well as the nexus between these traditional segments. Jennifer has cultivated a vast network of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics as well as industry-leading resources to support the Canadian startup community.
Jennifer spends part of her time with the MaRS Catalyst Fund, a newly launched $5-million impact investing fund established to address the blatant funding gap for early-stage impact ventures.