Managing Director, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre
Canada has the highly skilled, educated innovators to make it a great place to start cleantech companies, but not always to grow them. Challenges associated with securing the investments and markets needed to scale their technologies, have hindered Canadian cleantech innovators’ success. Since Neil founded Foresight in 2013, the accelerator has gone on to fill a critical gap in the cleantech ecosystem by providing mentoring, training and resources to 55 startups that have gone on to create 150 jobs and raise $42mm in financing. He also introduced the ARCTIC Challenge Program, providing a built-in market that enables Canadian innovators to demonstrate and commercialize their technologies.