I am the new VeloCity Director!
Posted on December 21, 2011
I am very excited to announce that I’ll be leading the VeloCity program at the University of Waterloo in the new year. After leaving RIM three months ago, I immersed myself in the local startup community. I believe that Kitchener-Waterloo can be the hub for innovation in mobile technology in Canada (if not North America) and I wanted to help in any way possible. As Director of the VeloCity program, I have an opportunity work with an established team to help students and alumni create successful companies. On top of that, I can give back to the university that contributed so much to my success.
I’m looking forward to working with the great team who have been building VeloCity into what it is today. I’m also excited that Brett Shellhammer is joining us as Executive-in-Residence. Brett’s experience ranges from Silicon Valley to Toronto, from leading startups to leading big corporate business units. Brett has had a big influence on my startup, and I know he’ll have a similar impact on the students in the program.
Speaking of my startup: I am still building my company. I know I have been vague on my blog but I’ll have some announcements on that front in January. For now, I can’t think of a better way to cap off my 2011!
Here’s the official announcement: [New Leadership Team for Velocity]