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.

Cailan Libby

CEO, Happipad




Ian McIntosh

Owner and Principal, Moy Hall Consulting Inc.; Former Strategic Advisor, The Group Investments; Former Senior Vice-President, Scotiabank




Allisha Heidt

Founder and CEO, Chickpeace Zero Waste; Co-Founder MotherLove Kombucha; Former Project Manager, GreenStep Solutions Inc.




Allan Friesen

Manager, Taxation Services, MNP




Sonali Sharma

Managing Director, Nugu; Co-Founder, Learning Head




David Mayes

Founding Partner, Mayo615 Technology Partners; Founding Partner, Vendange Partners Inc.; Adjunct Professor, UBCO; Former CEO, Complete Home Energy, Ltd.; Founding Partner and Former CEO, Global Internet Group, LLP


Rick Cooper

Director, South 8 Technologies; Former Chairman and CEO, MANTA Instruments Inc.

Paul Pickard

Former Global Head of Ingredients Procurement, Nestle; Former VP Global Procurement Raw Materials, InBev