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



Rose Bhojani

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



Clemens Kaiser

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



Justin Goodhew

Co-founder and CEO,; Volunteer Board Member and Treasurer at AFP Okanagan



Otavio Chaves

Event Coordinator, Kelowna Innovation Centre; Former CEO, S12 Arquitetura e Construções Ltda



Rex McNally

Partner, MAVAN Capital Partners; Founder and CEO, The Chic&Coop Collective – Sales Advisory Group.



Abhinav Kanti

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



Michael Macaulay

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP; Board Member, Accelerate Okanagan




Saskia Battersby

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



Tannis Henderson

Owner, Elevation Boutique; Former Owner, C&H Professional Corp




Paul Matthews, P.Eng.

Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP




Hugh Faloon

Retired Partner, GGFL LLP Chartered Professional Accountants




Andrew Van Os

Senior Technology Consultant, MNP Digital; Former Marketing Associate Technical, SaskTel




Ian McIntosh

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



Kevin Viau

Founder Advisor, eDynamic Learning; Former CEO, eDynamic Learning




Henry King

Retired Owner Operator, Art Knapp’s Plantland



Rick Cooper

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



Derek Gratz

Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office




Brandon Farr

Valhalla Angel; Founder, Level Up Strategies Inc.

Chris Metcalfe

Assistant General Council, SAP

Melissa Loerke

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft; VP, Client Success + Language Development and Curation, Two Hat, Former Business Strategist, Analytics Calgary

Johnathon Quinn

Relationship Manager, Commercial Financial Services, RBC; Owner and CEO, Fungo Properties Inc.

James Dueck

Angel Investor; Co-Founder & Soundscape Artist, Rainy Mood; Co-Founder, Plain Theory; Co-Founder, Bold School