A Calgary native, Laura joins C100 from the technology world, previously holding roles in Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy at Gilt.com (acquired by HBC), an e-commerce startup on the frontlines of New York’s burgeoning tech scene. In her early career, Laura was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York and in Canada.
She serves on the board of Venture for Canada, and as an advisor to the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary.
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.
Megan joins C100 with considerable experience in the non-profit and government sectors, specifically program management and strategic planning. Megan is a graduate of U.C.L.A and U.C. Hastings College of the Law. Following law school, she worked for 7 years in the administration of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Most recently, she managed programing for the non profit Start Small Think Big as they expanded from NYC to the Bay Area. When not working, Megan enjoys coaching her son's soccer team and exploring her adopted home town of Oakland.
Joshua joins the C100 with experience in the non-profit and technology innovation sectors. His past experiences have been in large part centered around cultivating the next-generation of Canadian technology. Joshua's background is in clean technology and sustainability management and graduated with a Master's of Applied Science in Environmental Science and Management. Previously, he has held positions with the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia-Pacific, and the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy. Joshua enjoys spending his time volunteering, learning new skills, travelling, and getting outside as much as possible.
Elise joins the C100 as a recent undergrad, with a degree in Commerce- specializing in Marketing- from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Elise has experience in food and bev, retail, and customer service. She loves making new connections and hearing people's stories of success. Elise enjoys spending her commute time listening to podcasts, exploring the Bay Area on the weekends, and watching animal videos in her spare time!