Kristjan Sigurdson is an Associate Director at Creative Destruction Lab Toronto and a Ph.D. student in Strategic Management at the Rotman School. He joined Rotman after obtaining his M.A. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). His master’s thesis examined technology transfer at the University of Toronto from 1980 to 2006 and he has published papers on science, technology, and innovation policy. His current research interests include the commercialization of science, high-technology entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial finance. Prior to graduate school, Kristjan spent four years in Washington DC working in international development at the Organization of American States. He has a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from the University of British Columbia.