Jennifer Thompson, B.A., M.A. (Econ)

Jennifer has a wealth of experience in business model, corporate strategy and business plan development for technology start-ups and small companies. She specializes in early-stage business organization and communication with a focus on market development and sales, investor and government relations, project management and financing.

She has previously served as the Executive VP of Enterra Feed Corporation, an environmental technology company commercializing the use of the Black Soldier Fly to convert food waste into animal feed and concentrated natural fertilizer. She has also been the Corporate Secretary & V.P. Corporate Development for Vancouver-based EnWave Corporation, commercializing a high-speed, low-energy method for dehydration of food and pharmaceuticals using proprietary vacuum-microwave technology. Jennifer has worked for Westport Innovations developing the market for their natural gas engines for buses and trucks in Central and Western Europe, and was a Project Manager and Application Developer with a UNIX-based Geographic Information Systems company during the 90’s tech boom.

Jennifer is currently serving as a Director on the Board of Urban Academy school in New Westminster, and has been a mentor with the g.e@UBC Lean Launch Pad program since January 2014. She is pleased to be mentoring some of UBC’s brightest genomics and life sciences entrepreneurs as they work through the Business Model Canvas to define their product-market fit.

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