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Emily Bland holding growing basil plant.A picture of Jan Mertlik, one of our startup coaches
Emily Bland Jan Mertlik Rachel Pautler
Expertise: Social enterprises and agriculture sector. Expertise: tech sector. 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.

Click here to book a meeting with Emily.

Jan Mertlik

CEO and Co-Founder, Get Coding

Jan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Get Coding, a St. John's based tech training organization that aims to create the world's most accessible and effective technical education and increase the tech talent pool in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Book a meeting with Jan 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!

Email Jan to book a meeting with him.


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.

Click here to book a meeting with Rachel.