Our Team

Amy Burridge
Foundational Programming and Events Coordinator
Em: abburridge@mun.ca

Amy Burridge - Foundational Programming and Events Coordinator

 

Amy is the Foundational Programming and Events Coordinator for the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship. She is a graduate of Memorial, holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with focus areas in entrepreneurship and human resources) and a Masters of Education (Post-secondary studies).

Amy has a background in student support and organizing events, both locally and internationally, through her previous roles with the CPA Atlantic School of Business and leading the Student Services team at the College of the North Atlantic. She also has a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and continuous progress and is excited to return to Memorial to help students grow the start-up sector in NL.Originally from the west coast of the province,

Amy now calls St. John’s home, where she lives her husband and their children. She plays and teaches piano and loves to adventure around the area with her family.

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Jason TraskA headshot of Jason Trask.
Programs Catalyst
Em: jtrask@mun.ca

 

Jason is the Programs Catalyst for the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship. He started his first company at 15 years of age and has owned a company ever since. While a student at Memorial University Jason was the President of the forerunner of Enactus Memorial, ACE (the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs), and he had two entrepreneurial work terms at a time when this was not done. The company started on his second work term saw him hire a fellow student and begin a seven-year adventure where they raised significant capital and grew the company to 20+ staff within 14 months of graduating from Memorial. Jason has had more than a dozen companies, with many failures and several successes, including, a successful exit with one. His companies included selling comic books, ice cream and lottery tickets as well as providing seniors housing and care, financial products and other services. He has also started two technology companies that have taken him around the world. Several of Jason’s companies have been ‘bootstrapped’ while others have had multi-million dollar budgets. Throughout his career, he has raised more than $20,000,000 for his various companies.

Jason lives near St. John’s with his wife Krista and his two children Campbell and Jaxson. He loves basketball and traveling, having visited every continent except Antarctica (so far!).

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Enaya AbdElGaber
Experience Ventures Program CoordinatorEnaya AbdElGaber - Experience Ventures Program Coordinator
Em: amahmoudfahm@mun.ca

 

Enaya AbdElGaber is the Experience Ventures Program Coordinator, a shared role with the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship and Student Life. She is a graduate of Memorial University, holding a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with a minor in Law & Society.

Enaya started working at MCE in 2018, where she completed her first work term. Since then, she completed two more work terms with the centre and worked in various roles during her studies. With her background in Political Science, Enaya integrated her knowledge of public policy with MCE’s work in entrepreneurship.

Her current role with the centre comprises developing and implementing short-term student placements within start-ups in the community, with the goal of providing students with meaningful experiential learning opportunities during their studies.

Enaya has been living in St. John’s for five years now. She enjoys outdoor activities and soaking up as much sunshine as the province gets!

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