The WEtech team has 3 new additions!
This month, the WEtech Alliance team grew with the addition of 3 new recruits. Hailing from the social entrepreneurship, angel investment and economics sectors, these recent hires will be a tremendous asset to our existing business advisory team.
“WEtech Alliance’s success in supporting entrepreneurs to create, innovate and accelerate starts with an incredibly driven and experienced team,” says Yvonne Pilon, President/CEO of WEtech Alliance. “We are excited to welcome Chelsie, Kate and Mackenzie to the team!”
KEY INITIATIVE: Spark Clients
Chelsie Hunt’s work with entrepreneurs’ ranges from local food producers in Ontario to SME’s in the tech sector in Brazil. For the past 13 years she has worked within the financial industry, first as a quant, then supporting impact-based entrepreneurs and enterprises around the world. Joining the team in fall 2020, Chelsie is eager to support start-ups in their entrepreneurial journey. She believes innovation and strong communities can transition us to a more just and sustainable society.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Coordinator
KEY INITIATIVE: F5: Refresh & Reload program
Kate’s professional experiences span both those of an entrepreneur working in start-ups and on the investment side. Kate joined Angel Investors Ontario while completing her Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. As Manager, Business Development and Operations Kate was responsible for the implementation of new program development and operations of Angel Investors Ontario and its 13 angel a groups across Ontario. Prior to AIO, Kate was responsible for non-degree programming development at the Centre for Professional Education (University of Windsor). Kate also hold a Bachelor of Science (honors) from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Commerce (honors) from the University of Windsor.
Business Analyst Intern
Mackenzie is in her final year of a B.Sc.(Hon) Economics degree at the University of Windsor. She is also enrolled at York University, completing certificates in Big Data Analytics and Advanced Data Science. On-campus, Mackenzie serves as a mentor to first-year students in the faculty of science and as an Outreach Representative for the Students Offering Support (SOS) – Windsor Chapter.
Mackenzie has experience working as an Economic Policy Researcher for the Institute of Border Logistics and Security. In her free time, Mackenzie volunteers internationally, leading assignments such as teaching English and Math, completing various construction projects, and conducting research.