Meet Our Mentors

Our mentors are subject-matter experts, business and community leaders who help our founders articulate and bring their vision to life.

Program Mentors

Grant Lawrence

President, Valhalla Angels, Kelowna; Start-up Consultant; Co-President, Valhalla Angels Vancouver



Myles McGovern

Valhalla Angel; President & CEO, Vorsana Environmental; Former Founder & CEO Immersive Ventures



Clemens Kaiser

Valhalla Angel; Former President, Management Board, Sanofi Aventis; Country Chair, Germany



Rose Bhojani

Valhalla Angel; Business Consultant; Former Technology Sector Specialist/Senior Manager, BDC



Warren MacPhee

Valhalla Angel; Owner, Tutu & Lulu Fashions; Co-Founder, Restaurants for Sale Global; Former IT Consultant, CCS Corporation



Alex Miller

Valhalla Angel; CEO, Visland Media




Alexandra Nuth

Valhalla Angel; Co-Founder, Now or Never Ventures




Garland Sharratt

Information Security Consultant; Former Security Architect, Hootsuite




Kyle Wiltshire

Valhalla Angel; CEO, Takehan Technologies; Former President KPI Investments; Former CTO/Partner, ZipMatch



Henry King

Valhalla Angel; Owner, Superior Peat; Former Chairman, Garden Centre Group Co-op; Former Chairman, Art Knapp’s Plantland franchise; Former Owner/Operator, Art Knapp’s Plantland



Fritz Kipfer

Valhalla Angel; Former CEO Schubert North America; Former President Schubert Packaging Automation



Abhinav Kanti

Valhalla Angel; Director Total Interiors; Former Director Faith Biotech Pvt. Ltd.; Former Partner i2M Technologies



Adrien Niblock

Valhalla Angel, Co-founder Stealth Insurtech




Andrew McGovern

Valhalla Angel, Executive Vice President Vorsana Inc.




Brandon Farr

Valhalla Angel, Founder, Level Up Strategies Inc.

Michael Macaulay

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan




Gary Parmar

Partner, MNP LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan




David Saltman

Advisory Board Member, Pela; Chairman, Inca Hemp; Chairman, Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council



Saskia Battersby

Product Management Mentor & Coach; Former Director, Product Management, Visier Inc.



David Jenkins

Board Member, Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council; Former Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan



Sherri Faloon

Operations and Customer Service Consultant, HJF Capital Corp.; Former Manager, Business & Development Support, IBM; Former Director, Real Estate & Logistics and Global Customer Support, Cognos Inc.



Anne-Marie Visockas

Former Vice-President, Health System Planning, Mental Health & Substance Use, and Residential Services, Interior Health Authority


Wayne Senner

Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery; Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC/Kelowna General Hospital



Paul Matthews, P.Eng.

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP




Hugh Faloon

Retired Partner, GGFL LLP Chartered Professional Accountants




Liza Wood

Director, Research & Data Science, Two Hat Security




Bruno Peters

Deputy Regional Director, Canada West, IBI Group




Kara James, CA, CPA

Former Director of Finance Transformation and Former CFO, Western Canada – Sysco Canada Inc.



Derek Gratz

Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC Okanagan




Camille Saltman

Managing Director, entrepreneurship,@UBCO; Former President, Malama Composites; MD Revolution



Jared Cook

Manager, MNP




Mitchell Grant

Manager, Assurance Services – MNP




Courtney Hesse

Regional Vice President, RBC




Corie Griffiths

Director, Economic Development and Bylaw Services, Regional District of Central Okanagan



Kevin Greenwood

Industrial Technology Advisor, National Research Council of Canada, IRAP-PARI


Jennifer Tedman-Jones

Director, Business, Development, Mitacs




Sarah Sutherland, CPHR

Program Manager, entrepreneurship@UBCO; Former Regional Human Capital Advisor, MNP LLP; Former Human Resources Manager, Two Hat Security



Karen Graham

Regional Marketing Manager, MNP LLP; Former District Manager, ADP




Lauren Andrews, PFP

Branch Manager, Financial Advisor, RBC on Campus, UBC Okanagan & Okanagan College