Michelle Simms, CEO of Genesis Group

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Michelle joined the Genesis Centre in 2002 as a business analyst and was promoted to vice president in 2015. She assumed the role of President and CEO in August of 2016. With more than a decade of experience advising technology companies, Michelle is passionate about entrepreneurs and advancing the technology sector of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Read More

Angelo Casanas, Manager, Startup Development & Partnerships

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Angelo joined the Genesis Centre in 2014 and works closely with clients to ensure they have the programs, funding and university resources they need. He also runs the Evolution program, which leads early stage start-ups through their business model in an 8-week workshop. ... Read More

Dana Parsons, Venture Lead

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Dana’s passion for problem solving led to her taking the leap into the start up world as Co-Founder with Brownie Points Inc.  A PMP® certificated project manager, she is the Chapter Lead for Ladies Learning Code in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year Dana was also invited to join 21Inc's top 50 Innovators under 40 as a delegate from NL; ...Read More


Lisa Griffin, Financial Assistant

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Lisa joined the Genesis Centre staff in 2009.  Prior to joining the Centre, Lisa worked with public account firms over a 13 year period in numerous administrative positions and spent the last seven of those years as an office administrator.  ... Read More

Michelle Kavanagh, Incubation Services Admin

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Michelle joined the Genesis Centre staff in 2016. She comes to us with over 18 years of Office Management, Executive & Administrative and even Administration Support from Cruise Industry... Read More


Colin Corcoran, Director of Finance

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Colin Corcoran is an accountant, entrepreneur and serial volunteer. He was the Director of Finance and Administration at Choices for Youth where he was responsible for fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and spurring social enterprise development for the organization... Read More

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