Leanne Strathdee is the Manager of Innovation and Incubation for Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre . In this role, she manages the Rural Innovation Centre – an incubator for start-up companies at Acadia University , that are connected to the services and amenities that Acadia offers in research, data analytics, tidal energy or business - skills development. Additionally, she manages all the student entrepreneurship programming through the provincial sandbox, launchbox.
Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia (BA, MA) is the President & CEO of Digital Nova Scotia . She’s a multilingual senior level executive with over 20 years of combined experience in the private, public & academic sectors. Her career spans five geographic regions: America (North), Africa (South), Middle East, Asia & Europe. Ulrike thrives on challenges! With a proven track record in International Marketing, Business & Economic Development, Channel Management, Government/Stakeholder Relations, Board Governance, Fundraising, Organizational Growth & Public Speaking, she’s a true game-changer.