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Emily Bland holding growing basil plant. A headshot of Jason Trask.

Emily Bland

Jason Trask

Expertise: Social enterprises and agriculture sector.

Expertise: insurance sector and real estate sector.


Rachel Pautler

Expertise: Healthcare, education, and climate change prevention.



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Emily Bland

CEO, SucSeed

Emily is the CEO of SucSeed, a social enterprise startup that exists to bring hydroponics into classrooms, homes and communities to encourage a simple and easy environmentally sustainable practice that is delicious and rewarding. To date their gardens are used in over 600 classrooms across Canada, educating 15,000 students each year!

Book a meeting with Emily if you are looking to explore a startup idea, to have a chat with someone who has been there or to chat about your personal experience as a student-entrepreneur.

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Jason Trask

CEO and Co-Founder, Safa and Programs Catalyst, MCE

Jason has started over a dozen companies spanning 30 years and in multiple fields, including financial, technical, seniors homes, and many more!

Book a meeting with Jason if you are looking to get started and want to have a chat with someone who has been there. Or if you just want to chat about your new startup idea!

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Rachel Pautler 

Student Entrepreneurship Coach, UWVelocity

Rachel is a Student Entrepreneurship Coach at UWVelocity who, over the past five years, managed various teams that brought software, hardware, and life science products into the market. Rachel is passionate about solving challenges in industries such as education, climate change prevention, and healthcare.

Book a meeting with Rachel if you want to get started and would like to have a chat with someone about your idea.

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