Ed is an entrepreneurial leader with extensive experience in technological and creative industries. He was previously the CEO of education technology startup Clockwork Fox Studios, whose product, Zorbit’s Math Adventure, is used by hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across North America. Ed led the company from its inception through to its acquisition in April 2021. Previously, Ed worked as President/Producer at Best Boy Entertainment where he produced a feature film, Closet Monster, which won Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.
His entrepreneurial journey began when he founded the Memorial University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). His work with EWB ultimately brought him to Zambia where he worked for a year on several projects to support poverty alleviation in the country. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Memorial University), an MBA (Queen’s University), and a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies (Concordia University).
Ed prides himself in being pretty serious about a whole lot of things, but without ever taking himself too seriously. If you happen to stop by MCE some time, he would love nothing more than to chat with you about sports, video games, movies, TV, music, or food. Especially sandwiches.
Amy is the Programs Manager 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 supporting students and entrepreneurs through her previous experience as a Student Advisor with the CPA Atlantic School of Business, leading the Student Services team at the College of the North Atlantic, and working with Youth Ventures and Junior Achievement. She has a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and continuous progress and is excited to use the knowledge gained as MCE's Marketing and Events Lead over the past two years 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 with her husband and their children. She plays and teaches piano and loves to adventure around the area with her family.
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Meet Didan Wedderburn, the Marketing & Events Coordinator at the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship. In her role, she ensures the entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Memorial University by creating strong connections with students, staff, and clients, organizing MCE's events, overseeing the centre's co-working space, and supervising a talented team of students.
Didan holds a Master of Education in Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Studies and a Bachelor's in Theology with a minor in Guidance & Counselling. Her versatile professional background spans various industries, including Telecommunications, Retail Sales & Marketing, Food Service and Catering, Second Language Education, and Cross-cultural Adaptation. She has also nurtured a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship.
As an MCE alumna, Didan kickstarted her entrepreneurial journey through the Entrepreneurial Internship program and earned recognition as an Ignite Fund awardee for her dedication to transforming ideas into impactful initiatives. She founded Resilient Foreigner, a startup that equips people working or studying abroad to conquer acculturative stress, enabling them to adapt and thrive in their host countries.
Originally from Jamaica, Didan has spent the last two decades travelling throughout the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Her global experiences enrich her perspective and drive her passion for entrepreneurship at MCE.