Pam Banks is the Executive Director for Altitude Accelerator. Altitude Accelerator helps new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take the next great idea to market in the field of advanced manufacturing, aerospace, life sciences and emerging technology. One of the critical ingredients for innovation is collaboration and RIC partners with business leaders, government and education to support this. Pam launched the RIC brand in 2008 and has created the tools to allow RIC to be a “safe shepherd” for entrepreneurs along the path to commercialization. Pam has worked with entrepreneurs in all stages of start-up and growth through the Enterprise Centres and the Canadian Technology Networks.