Propel

Propel is an organization focused on building up tech entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth in Atlantic Canada. 

As the only organization that works with tech startups in all four Atlantic provinces, we aim to establish Atlantic Canada as the top destination to launch and foster tech companies. 

 

  • 2003

    Propel ITC is founded in Saint John, New Brunswick.

  • 2012

    Propel ITC expands to work with companies across Atlantic Canada.

  • 2013

    The Launch36 program is born.

  • 2014

    Launch36 graduates 40 companies.

  • 2017

    Barry Bisson joins the organization as CEO. 

  • 2018

    Propel ITC announces a name change to simply Propel and launches their new virtual accelerator Incite.

+350
Alumni Companies
$1.2B
Investment Raised

Propel Team

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Angela Hodgson
Propel Team

Angela has spent over 20 years managing projects and events for various organizations including Delta Hotels, Greater Char

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Barry Bisson
Propel Team

Barry has a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA from Harvard University (UNB)

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Charlotte Murray
Propel Team

Charlotte is an entrepreneur-in-residence with Propel.  She works directly with the companies in our accelerator Incite.

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Elaine McKinnon
Propel Team

Elaine has 32 years of experience in both financial and operational roles for a wide range of companies including global I

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Peter Gifford
Propel Team

Peter has an MEng & BEng from Memorial University, founder of ExtremeOcean Innovation, former ED of Common Ground in S

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Richard Jones
Propel Team

Richard is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Propel.  He works directly with the companies in our accelerator Incite.

Board of Directors

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April Dunford
Mentor

April Dunford is an executive consultant, speaker, and author who helps technology companies make complicated products eas

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Barry Bisson
Propel Team

Barry has a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA from Harvard University (UNB)

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Craig Haney
Mentor

Craig has been leading the charge for corporate innovation in Canada for almost 10 years.  His work with Canadian Tire Inn

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Dave Grebenc
Entrepreneur

Part of the Innovatia team since 2005, Dave is a true leader with a passion for Sales, Marketing, and Product Development.

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Gerry Lawless
Person

Gerry joined iWave in 2011, after almost 15 years in various management, sales, and technical roles.

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Gerry Pond
Entrepreneur

Gerry Pond is one of the founders of Propel ICT.

 

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Jeff Thompson
Person

Jeff Thompson is an experienced software executive and entrepreneur with a twenty-year history of creating, launching and

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Jeff White
Person

Jeff is the Chair of Propel's Board of Directors.

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Joe Teo
Person

Joe Teo is the CEO of HeyOrca - a social media approval and publishing platform purpose built for marketing agencies.

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Mark Dobbin
Person

Mark Dobbin is the Founder and President of Killick Capital Inc. From 1998 to 2003, Mr.

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Nicole LeBlanc
Person

Nicole LeBlanc is Director of Investments and Partnerships for Sidewalk Labs.

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Ozge Yeloglu
Mentor

Ozge is the Data&AI Lead at Microsoft Canada.

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Ozge Yeloglu
Person

Ozge has a combined experience in entrepreneurship and academics.

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Robert Cowan
Person

Robert practices corporate and business law with a particular specialization in technology and intellectual prope

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Ted Graham
Mentor

Ted Graham is the head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he helps identify partnerships that wil

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