Thank you Astree

It is with mixed emotion that I announce that Astree Goguen’s last day with Propel will be Friday, December 6th.  While we are saddened to loose such an important member of our team, I am delighted to announce that she will be staying within the Propel family deciding to have joined recent Launch36 graduate GetGifted as a co-founder and CMO. 

In just over a year with Propel, Astree has had a significant impact on our organization, its programming and the startup community at large. Astree joined us asan intern in the fall of 2012 and since then she has embraced every challengeand opportunity thrown at her with enthusiasm and creativity.  

Among her many accomplishments I wanted to highlight the phenomenal job she did to plan and execute our 2nd cohort’s Demo Day in Fredericton.  The work she did on that event gave me the confidence to give her a greater role with Propel as our Launch36 Program Coordinator.  Launch36 programming is a very challenging and an often thankless responsibility but her work and dedication led to arguably our most successful cohort program to date. 

There is no doubt that Astree has all the characteristics of a great entrepreneur:  creativity, hustle, determination and tenacity.  Her addition to the GetGifted team will accelerate their evolution has they aggressively target major centers in the US.

Join me in wishing Astree best of luck as she takes the next step in her entrepreneurial journey and congratulate GetGifted on recruiting her to their team. 

You will be missed Astree.

-Trevor MacAusland