Madelyn graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in November of 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in public relations. She previously worked term positions with Parks Canada as the Public Relations and Communications Officer, and with Island Advance/Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Madelyn is excited to contribute her communications expertise and be a part of PEI’s entrepreneurial community in her role at Startup Zone.
Colin is the Founder of BlueLight Analytics Inc., a dental technology company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia that sells scientific equipment and data services to universities and dental manufacturers in 20+ countries, as well as large international contracts that increase the success of dental sales teams (e.g., with 3M Oral Care). Previously, Colin helped build Canada’s largest health research venture capital fund, Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund Inc., and was part of the team that grew SpellRead Inc. from a single founder-run Charlottetown location to a fast-growing company with a scaleable program delivering consistent results across 200 individual sites in North America. Colin also heads Deacon & Company Strategy, which specializes in identifying and implementing practical solutions for business founders, executives, and investors who are struggling to unlock the value they have created.