Startup Canada Community Leader of the Year Award
Kari Gordon | Executive Director of Startup Calgary
The 2018 Startup Canada Community Leader of the Year is Kari Gordon executive director of Startup Calgary. She is a champion of the startup community, bringing together diverse people, skills, and experiences to foster innovation. She has been instrumental in leading Alberta to transform economic downturn into entrepreneurial opportunities. Under Kari’s leadership, Startup Calgary became a founding member of the Calgary Innovation Coalition a collective of 17 organizations representing the innovation community to the Alberta government. She’s the driving force behind Startup Calgary’s more than 50 events that annually impact hundreds of entrepreneurs at meet-ups, Startup Weekends, pitch nights, workshops and more. Kari is a one-of-a-kind leader raising the bar for Startup Communities everywhere.