Laura Buhler, a Calgary native, joins C100 with deep experience in business development, strategy, partnerships, and marketing. Prior to C100, Laura worked at Gilt.com (a Hudson's Bay Company) where she led Business Development. Prior to Gilt, she was a project manager at the World Economic Forum and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York and Canada. Since moving to the Bay Area from New York, Laura has enjoyed the easy access to the mountains and the sea! On weekends, find her on the slopes skiing or exploring the region's great trails and wineries.
Head of Operations
Vanessa joins C100 with extensive non-profit development, fundraising and operations experience coupled with hands-on knowledge of startup growth operations to support the C100 community. She attended Arizona State University on a full academic scholarship and graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in International Business Management. Vanessa spends her free time volunteering for a variety of local causes, hiking and biking around the Bay Area and traveling as much as possible.
Seraph White joins C100 with a background in fundraising and non-profit operations. A San Francisco native, Seraph has a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a MA in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University.
Ellie joins C100 first and foremost as a 15 year Canadian tech entrepreneur based in the Silicon Valley. By reflecting her hands on startup experience through her best selling books, syndicated blogs and international speaking, Ellie is committed to providing a channel of relevant, high value learning to Canadian Startups and Corporate Innovators alike. As the Content Director, Ellie now combines her video and digital distribution expertise with her passion for promoting Canadian entrepreneurial success in the Valley and beyond.
Haishan is a third-year undergraduate student at the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. She’s heavily involved with the technology and entrepreneurship community on campus and enjoys any place with sun and beach.
Ahmad joins The C100 from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he’s pursuing an MPA, with a specialization in economics. Prior to joining The C100 as a Program Analyst, Ahmad worked in the Office of the Canadian Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development as a Policy Intern where he executed on a plan to enhance the strategic use of performance data to improve social programs and services. Ahmad looks to leverage his past experiences to help Canadian companies scale up by learning and understanding what Canada needs to do to attract and retain top talent with go-to-market skills in order to establish more unicorn companies. Ahmad enjoys spending his free time taking part in tech events, planning spontaneous trips and enjoying the outdoors.