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

 

 


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

 

 


Alexandra Nuth

Valhalla Angel; Co-Founder, Now or Never Ventures

 

 

 


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

 

 


Andrew McGovern

Valhalla Angel, Executive Vice President, Vorsana Inc.

 

 

 


Michael Macaulay

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan

 

 

 


Saskia Battersby

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

 

 


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.

 

 


Paul Matthews, P.Eng.

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP

 

 

 


Hugh Faloon

Retired Partner, GGFL LLP Chartered Professional Accountants

 

 

 


Derek Gratz

Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC Okanagan

 

 

 


Jared Cook

Manager, MNP

 

 

 


Brandon Farr

Valhalla Angel, Founder, Level Up Strategies Inc.