Director, Programs & Partnerships
Angelo Casanas joined the Genesis Centre in 2014 and was the Manager, Startup Development & Partnerships before being promoted to Director, Programs & Partnerships in 2017. He works closely with clients to ensure they have the programs, funding and university resources they need in order to thrive. He is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and runs the Centre’s Evolution program, which leads early stage start-ups through the development of their business model in a 8-week intensive workshop. In addition to having developed the curriculum for Evolution based on best practices from Silicon Valley, Angelo facilitates the workshops working alongside aspiring entrepreneurs.
Previously, Angelo worked for MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs. His experience at MaRS working with clients in ICE (Information Technology, Communications and Entertainment), cleantech and health, is a valuable asset that he brings to the Centre’s community of start-ups.
Angelo holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University.