Katelyn Bourgoin a serial entrepreneur with experience spanning the marketing, tech and hospitality sectors.
After starting her first business at 25 years old, Katelyn went on to found three award-winning companies.
Katelyn’s entrepreneurial journey has been a rollercoaster to say the least...
She was named as one of Nova Scotia’s top 10 young entrepreneurs in 2012, she sold her first business in 2013, she was named as a influential entrepreneur by Forbes in 2016, and, in 2017 she made the difficult decision to close down her venture-backed tech startup after 3 years in operation.
With vast experience as a marketer and product designer, today Katelyn works as a growth strategist and trainer. The majority of her clients are early-stage tech companies.
Katelyn remains closely connected to the startup community in Atlantic Canada.
She’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed and works as an advisor with many companies from Volta, Innovacorp, Futurpreneur, and Propel ICT.
Colin began his career as a runner in London, England’s storied financial district. Hard work and a lucky break enabled him to secure a position as an investment analyst, launching his career.
For the past 38 years Colin has worked as a stockbroker, advised investment funds on sales and marketing, helped to build a $300 million life science venture fund, and has been CEO of two startup companies.
After a successful exiting from a previous startup venture in education, selling to New York based Kaplan Inc., Colin moved into the dental tech field when he founded BlueLight Analytics.
He raised the Company's private equity funding, nurtured the company’s product development, and built relationships and global sales with key opinion leaders, dental schools and multinational manufacturers.
Upon the successful development and testing of BlueLight's lead commercial product, Deacon moved out of the CEO position and now helps other young companies through the commercialization process, while BlueLight's talented management team drive the Company's growth by accelerating the sales success of leading dental manufacturers globally.