Areas of Focus

Our startups develop solutions in areas such as:

Business operations

Software that augments decision-making and automates back office processes.

Employee productivity

Tools that enable everyday work and enhance employee experience.

IT infrastructure

Platforms and software that improve security, maximize data, enable AI/ML capability and support cloud management.

Sales and marketing

Technologies that enable sales and personalized customer experiences, and grow brand profile.

Skills development

Novel learning platforms to inform, educate and reward employees.

Talent management

Solutions that help businesses attract, hire and retain top talent.

Our Ecosystem

The MaRS Enterprise ecosystem consists of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, policy makers and leading technical experts.

Programs and Services

Our range of high-value offerings help global businesses grow and succeed.

Our team
Mike Abramsky

Mike Abramsky

Executive in Residence, Momentum

Mike Abramsky

A successful entrepreneur, Mike comes to MaRS as the former CEO of two enterprise software companies working in commercial real estate and retail payments, respectively. He was also a ranked Wall Street analyst, as well as managing director at RBC Capital Markets, where he covered Apple and other technology companies for a decade. Mike holds a master’s degree in engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. He also has certifications from MIT in artificial intelligence and blockchain technology.  

Dennis Ensing

Dennis Ensing

Chief Venture Advisor and VP, Venture Programming

Dennis Ensing

Dennis is Chief Venture Advisor and VP, Venture Programming at MaRS. Dennis is an experienced startup entrepreneur and C-suite executive, having scaled companies from incubation to more than $50 million revenue. He has been at MaRS since 2017 as a co-founder of and Executive in Residence in our Momentum program, a launchpad for global powerhouse companies. Dennis came to MaRS following his sale of TransGaming Inc., a leading digital media company in the cloud-based game market which he helped start and take public. In addition, he is an accomplished financial transaction advisor, having been involved in over $500 million of financing and M&A transactions in the past 10 years. He is also past-CEO of Equation Angels, Canada's second largest Angel network, whose model he helped architect in 2017. Dennis is a Chartered Business Valuator and holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Mark Hyland

Mark Hyland

SVP, Marketing, Business Development and Growth

Mark Hyland

Mark Hyland is SVP of Marketing, Business Development & Growth, where he is responsible for marketing & communications, content development, product strategy & lead generation and business development. Since 2019, Mark has been advising ventures as an Executive-in-residence, and most recently leading Business Development at MaRS. Mark is an operator, entrepreneur and investor who specializes in starting and scaling businesses. He has over 25 years’ experience in tech and media, including more than 11 years as a sales and marketing executive at Quickplay. Mark is known for driving international expansion and streamlining sales processes. As an investor, he is the general partner for High Park Angels, a fund for early-stage B2B startups. Mark’s early work experience includes a number of firsts: launching web-based advertising in Canada at Shift magazine, expanding the web presence and digital video syndication strategy at CBC, and forging several cross-media interactive TV experiences for programs like Hockey Night in Canada, and social media pioneer ZeD. Mark holds undergraduate degrees from McGill University and Dalhousie University, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang

Senior Advisor, MaRS Enterprise

Jenny Yang

An entrepreneur angel investor, Jenny brings vast experience to the Enterprise team. Prior to joining MaRS, she was co-founder and CEO of Aida (acquired by Vision Critical) and Metafor Software (acquired by Splunk). Jenny also worked for BDC Capital where she led investments in technology startups, and was a consultant with both the Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. Jenny holds a bachelor of applied science in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from INSEAD.

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