CAROLYN VAN

SHE/HER. VIETNAMESE-CANADIAN. DIASPORAN.
CUSTOMER & GROWTH-OBSESSED. AWARD-RECIPIENT.

WHAT I'VE DONE

Founder

Managing Director

Principal Consultant 

Speaker
Facilitator
Digital Innovator
Senior Manager

Director of Programs

Professor 

Angel Investor 

Startup Mentor

WHO I'VE WORKED WITH

Clients
Partners

MEDIA, SPEAKING & FACILITATING

Leadership

Futureproofing
Innovation

The Future Ofs
Technology
Digital media 

Entrepreneurship

Startup ecosystems
Lean methodology

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Gender equality 

Senior management through early stage to high-growth scale up.

Built and led a national program design and management department.

Mentored hundreds of tech startups throughout their growth journeys. 

Created and led workshops and programs for startup founders.

Advised senior level management on scaleup, growth, expansion, and transformation.

Recognized and awarded by the City of Toronto for leadership in digital innovation. 

Organized & hosted numerous startup, innovation, and tech community events and initiatives.

2X nominated for RBC National Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA).

Secured and managed global clients and strategic partnerships.
Led digital marketing for North American markets. 

End-to-end conceptualized, designed, created, facilitated, piloted and rolled out national programs.

Hired, coached, managed, and grew teams of managers, coordinators, and interns.

Occasional - speaker, facilitator, and educator.

Survived cancer.  

Amazon, Google, Corus Entertainment, Rogers Wireless, Scotiabank, Boys & Girls Club Canada - National, post-secondary schools, innovation incubators and accelerators, First Nations Technology Council, Microsoft & more. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week, Clearco, Manulife Financial, CTV News Channel, House of Commons - Parliament Hill, Intelligent Automation Summit, Tangerine (Formerly ING Direct), Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Mozilla, The Globe & Mail, Product Management & UX Associations, Move The Dial, Lean Startup Machine & more.