As a startup advisor and mentor for several businesses, Patrick has helped launch and foster several social startups, leading efforts in raising millions in financing.
Attending Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden, the top school in the world for research on Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Patrick conducted research on developing long-standing businesses.
His experience and love for start-ups pull him towards other ventures that bring added value to the Canadian economy through business creation and employment.
Drawing on startup experiences, he’s inspired to enhance the support and training of ambitious entrepreneurs. This has led him to Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit Fellowship that recruits, trains and supports high-performing talent from Canadian universities to work at startups and growth companies.
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.