Our Team of Expert Advisors

As Passionate as Our Founders

At Intrinsic Innovations, we know it takes a passionate team to support the ventures that come our way. With tons of experience and expertise in across industry sectors and verticals, we’re able to help all startups. Learn all about our extended team below.

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Dr. Mohammad Farahani

Entrepreneurial Scientist

CEO - SEPPURE

Chemical and Molecular Engineer, Startup mentor, MIT's 2020 "Innovator under 35", 3 patents, raised over $3 MM CAD.

Singapore, Canada, Iran

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Yafei Xue

Global Ecosystem Builder

TusStar - Global Relations Director

TusStar Canada - General Manager

AI and Data Science Technology Transfer, founder of DataPiTHU, IE Business Graduate, Supporting Manager - European Enterprise Network in Eastern China
Secretary Member - Industry-University-Research Institute Alliance, Center for Intelligent Autonomous Systems of Tsinghua University

China, UK, Canada

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Jennifer Jackson

Trailblazer

President - Universal Geomatics Solutions

Geomatics Engineering, ESG, Indigenous inclusion, Culture building, Energy and Geomatics.  Champion of building and transforming companies and industries into more sustainable, progressive and inclusive enterprises

Canada

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Deepinder Singh

Globalization

CEO - Prudle Labs

Translation supply management, global Go-to-Market planning, content transformation for local markets, Top 50 startups (of 22,000) in Startup Istanbul Challenge.

India, Canada

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Mark Salkeld

C-Suite

Former CEO - PSAC (Petroleum Services Association of Canada)

Upstream and Midstream energy, clean-tech, environmental, energy sector spanning four decades and four continents.

Canada, Global Supply Chain and Investment

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Stephanie Setiawan

Change Agent

Canada Sales Director, Lufkin

Culture builder and change agent.  Inspirational sales leader with a focus on team accountability. Upstream energy, chemical distribution and sales, retail and manufacturing.

Canada

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Neil Vande Bunte

(Local) Connector

Fundraising, BD, and Operations

Early-stage fundraising, cleantech, agtech, and fintech. Local connections, with operational experience across 4 continents. Passionate about diversification and ecosystem growth.

Canada, Algeria, Australia, UK, Holland

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Omid Titidezh, PhD 

Startup Globalization

CEO – IEP Canada

Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur, University Professor, EdTech, E-learning, Location-based Marketing (Geomarketing), Canadian Business Adaptation and Readiness, GIS for Transportation (GIS-T), Logistic,  ESRI Young Scholars Award 2012 (UK, USA), Former University VP and City Council Member.

Canada, Iran, UK

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Andrew Buzinsky

C-Suite / Catalyzer

CEO – Digital Wellbore

Energy executive with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record in finding trending technologies and scaling them rapidly to global markets.

 Canada, USA, Argentina, Norway, Germany, Russia, China,

UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia,

Kuwait, Iraq

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Ayrat
Nasyrov, PhD

Pathfinder

Independent Entrepreneur

Extensive experience in the innovation space, in particular with North American partners; intellectual property; market analysis; policy making; strategic and business planning.

Eastern Europe, Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union

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Farzan Havaee 

Adventurer Entrepreneur

CEO - Co-Founder Rambody

Startup founder in Fitness industry and Photography. Twenty years experience as a CEO in a Computer company,

Electronic Engineer, 

Product Manager, Software Developer.

Canada, Iran

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Dimitra Katsuris

Visionary

Independent Consultant

Promote innovation and how it can be applied in practice. Ambitiously bring new concepts and opportunities with experience in a multitude of sectors, including energy, clean tech, aerospace, and the arts.

Canada, Australia, Spain, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

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Ravenna Chen

Global Trendsetter

CEO, TusStar (Malaysia)
Project Manager, TusStar (China) 

Assisted hundreds of science and technology enterprises in business implementation, strategic planning, cross-border incubation, and landing. Co-founder of cross-border payment MiniPay and social beauty platform Uniqueen. 
An Indonesia and Malaysia Tourism Ambassador.

Canada, China, Malaysia, Indonesia

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Andrew Berselli

Champion

Canadian Business Development Manager, ATB Riva Calzoni SpA

Extensive digital marketing experience in the manufacturing, food, fashion, tile, and energy sectors. Extended knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. Mentored more than 40 startups in the areas of strategy and business planning.

Canada, US, Italy

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John Pitchko

Strategist

Senior Software Engineer,

Chord Commerce

Experienced in designing, developing and implementing software and IT projects. Specializing in fin-tech software and leading IT projects. Educator of Lean Startup and Customer Development methodologies.

Canada

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Don Herring

Influencer

Volunteer Vice-Chairman, Westwinds Communities

Former President, Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC)

Expertise in energy government policy, the energy industry and task-force mergers.  Helps low-income and senior housing find sustainable practices, improve reputation among consumers and save money.

Canada

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Colton Rhyason

Builder/ Creator

Customer Success Manager, Ontopical 

Experienced in recreation industry, agtech, social enterprise and now SaaS, Colton is a two time entrepreneur, coach/facilitator, community builder, and hubspot aficionado. Strong on Lean Startup, Customer Development and relationship building.

Eastern Europe, Balkans, Central Asia and Canada