Our startups develop solutions in areas such as:
Software that augments decision-making and automates back office processes.
Tools that enable everyday work and enhance employee experience.
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.
Novel learning platforms to inform, educate and reward employees.
Solutions that help businesses attract, hire and retain top talent.
The MaRS Enterprise ecosystem consists of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, policy makers and leading technical experts.
Our range of high-value offerings help global businesses grow and succeed.
Krista is the managing director of MaRS Enterprise. Krista has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 25 years, and has personally advised and been actively involved in over 200 startups. For the past four years, Krista has been the driving force behind the creation of MaRS’ globally-leading Enterprise sector. She works with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and technologists who are applying innovation and cutting-edge technologies to create solutions that are advancing the competitiveness of global workers and workplaces. Krista has experience working in both large public companies and in startups. She is an engineer, entrepreneur, mentor and an expert at solving ambiguous problems. She has a unique combination of strategic, technical, operational and marketing expertise. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of existing and emerging Information & Communications Technology (ICT) architectures, technologies and innovation practices. Krista and her husband owned a children’s technology educational franchise that fostered early innovation and creativity in robotics, animation, digital art and video game design. Email: email@example.com
Senior Advisor, Enterprise
Dennis is an experienced C-suite executive, who has led and implemented short term and strategic plans for companies ranging from startups to $50 million high growth organizations. Most recently, Dennis was CEO of TransGaming Inc., now FinDev Inc. (TSX-V: FDI), a leading digital media company in the cloud-based game market which he helped start and take public. In the past 10 years alone he has been involved in over $150 million of financing and M&A transactions — an activity he continues today as a Partner with DCF Capital Partners. He is also a CEO member of AceTech Ontario and currently serves as the CEO of The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group. Dennis is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Senior Advisor, Enterprise
Mark is an operator, entrepreneur and investor who specializes in starting and scaling businesses. He boasts 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.
Advisor, Capital Services (B2B Software)
Filip is an experienced finance and business professional with expertise in operating and financial models, as well as corporate lending, private equity investing, assurance and advisory services. Prior to joining MaRS, Filip worked in corporate finance at CIBC where he leveraged asset-based lending credit transactions across diversified industries in the middle-market and large corporate space. Filip is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a masters of finance from Queen’s University, and a bachelor of commerce from Royal Roads University.
Senior Manager, Partnerships, Enterprise
Lucas Perlman is the Senior Manager, Partnerships, Enterprise