This past summer I worked at Polar as an Associate Product Marketing Manager Intern, where I led a project initiative on tapping into the Messenger Bot space. Polar is a 50 person technology startup backed with over $14 million in capital and some of the world’s largest publishers as its customers — including The Economist, Time Inc., The Telegraph, etc.
Previously, I helped grow an education technology startup, SharpScholar, that creates better student-teacher engagement software for higher education. Within 8 months of its founding, we reached 20,000 active students across the world with 100+ professors. Subsequently, I spent a summer at ICM Partners in New York, one of the largest entertainment firms in the world, where I was staffed as one of the youngest consultants for media clients such as Spike Lee and Ashton Kutcher for their media and technology ventures. I also recently co-led an Internet of Things project, Stash, a messenger bag that acts as a personal assistant.
At Queen's, I co-created 'Innovate Queen's' as a way to assist aspiring entrepreneurs by providing them with an extensive network and access to world class mentorship. Notable mentors of our club now include Forbes 30 under 30 alumni, global best selling authors and notable CEO's such as Tim Coburn, Jonathan Lacoste, Shahid Azim and Robin Sharma. As an added initiative to encourage practical ideation at school, I helped launch Queen's University’s first ever Hackathon - QHacks. We received 1500+ applicants with a variety of top tier partners including Microsoft, TD & Deloitte.
In February 2016, I was invited to speak as a panelist at enLIGHT on helping students succeed through a connected network of inter-collegiate, post-secondary chapters.
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