Our team includes our staff, in-house mentors and advisory groups. Everyone at the AC is dedicated to helping you grow and scale your business.
Jay Krishnan is a globally successful entrepreneur, investor, an innovation ecosystem builder, and Chief Executive Officer of the Accelerator Centre.
An executive leader with over 20 years of experience, Jay boasts an impressive resume of international success. With experience spanning the venture capital space, entrepreneurship and product development and management, Jay knows firsthand what it takes to turn a good idea into a great one and to grow a company from a startup to a globally competitive business.
Having been involved in the founding stages of 3 startups himself, he has experienced the full startup lifecycle - from failure to success- spanning seeding, raising capital, scaling and exit; with one company ultimately acquired by a multi-national conglomerate. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Jay donned product management and product engineering hats at global multinationals including Cisco, Juniper and Cantata- Dialogic/ Intel in the US and India. or
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Our in-house mentors are central to our program and are a critical part of our clients’ success.
With specializations in finance, design strategy, sales and marketing, human resources and employee culture, public relations and communications, and technology, our mentors act as an experienced and dedicated management team – walking you through every challenge and guiding you to success.
Our specialist mentors are all industry experts and provide intensive, tactical support in their respective areas of expertise.
Our staff are lead by a multidisciplinary Board of Directors, comprised of business and academic leaders from across the Waterloo startup ecosystem.
The AC is a vibrant and exciting place to work. Our staff team is comprised of the region's best and brightest. Our world-class mentors and specialists are carefully screened and hired based on their professional expertise and their ability to mentor and coach others. If you're passionate about technology and the startup community we would love to hear from you!