Stream: Artificial Intelligence, Economic Recovery, Public Health
A serial entrepreneur Elaine has successfully built teams and realigned business strategies for over 15 years. She has 2 successful exits. She recently launched Disruption Ventures, a VC fund that invests in female founded and managed tech companies ($13M fund).
Prior to this, she was CEO of B5Media. The company was sold to Alloy Digital in April 2012. Elaine was also the CEO of Ziplocal which was sold to Canpages in 2009. A recognized expert in the digital media space, Elaine spent over six years at Toronto.com, Canada’s top online regional portal and started her online career in Business Development at Grey Advertising in 1998. Elaine has also been appointed to the McMaster Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is very involved in the startup ecosystem, through Next 36 and other Canadian-wide initiatives.