Andrew Maxwell – Andrew started his career working for two technology multinationals, in Europe and North America. Attracted by the lure of an entrepreneurial activity, he joined an environmental company where he cofounded an environmental technology business. His entrepreneurial experience, proved invaluable in helping him develop several start-ups including: wireless, medical device and web companies. Excited by new technology ventures, he joined the University of Toronto’s Innovation Foundation where he founded its technology incubator – the Exceler@tor. At the U of T, he helped create 30 technology businesses, and also co-taught courses in technology entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Business. He is currently working at the Canadian Innovation Centre and pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of new venture creation at the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoys teaching technology entrepreneurship at UTM and the University of Waterloo. He has also been an industry advisor to CBC’s Dragons’ Den.
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