Three experienced entrepreneurs with complementary backgrounds in public policy and software development.
Luke has worked with more than fifty public sector organizations, and has advised CEOs, Ministers, Ambassadors and First Nation Chiefs. He has contributed to national research on public and private sector interactions through the Conference Board of Canada. His work has been featured in national media, including The Globe and Mail and Vice News. He has co-founded several companies in pursuit of improving evidence-based policy making.
From the BlackBerry, to the Canadarm, to fundamental physics at CERN, as an engineer Ben has helped contribute to some of Canada's most advanced technology. As an entrepreneur, Ben has co-founded two venture-backed tech startups, and worked with tech giants like Uber & Airbnb. His work has helped advance policy within three government space agencies, two divisions of the United Nations, the Canadian Urban Institute, University of Waterloo & Yukon Government.
Wes George is an accomplished software architect and computer security specialist. He holds degrees from the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto in mathematics and computer science, has done computer security research funded by both the Canadian and American Governments, worked with large companies like SAP Business Objects and Google and has led teams among Canada’s top startups, notably Nymi and Clearbanc.