- Student Startup Pitch Competition-2 – June 01, 10:15 am
Michael Kerr is Director, Regional Innovation for Alberta Innovates, located in Calgary. His team provides coaching, networking and links to financial assistance for firms commercializing technology, as well as enhancing the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem across the province. Michael is also a part time instructor for several courses in the UNBC MBA program. He has worked in both BC and Alberta and his CV includes working for a small startup as a laboratory chemist, a plant chemist for a Fortune 500 company, running his own consulting firm, and a combined 26 years working for the National Research Council and Alberta Innovates focused on helping companies commercialize technology. In addition, he has served as Director of Quality and innovation at Northern Health in BC. He has also been a Chamber President in BC and involved in many not-for-profit boards, from the Red Deer Airport through to community foundations.