Bill has over two decades experience with startups. He founded Voicemobility Inc, a provider of Unified Communications services and led negotiations with Aliant that resulted in an equity investment by Aliant in Voicemobility and a multi-year/multi-million dollar contract to replace Aliant's legacy voicemail system. He also founded Medilink, an IT company that provided online data services to physicians' offices and to hospitals.
Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur with 25 years experience in the life sciences sector. Robert has founded or helped found companies, including ImmunoVaccine Technologies Inc. and Origin BioMed Inc, that have developed diagnostics, cancer therapy, vaccine enhancement technologies, neurological drug discovery and consumer health products. He is an expert in the commercial development of botanical extracts and natural active compounds and technology patenting and licensing.
Dr. Jason McDougall
Jason is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Dalhousie University. His research interests include animal models of arthritis and osteoarthritis and the role of nerves in joint pain. His publications include articles on joint pain, the endocannabinoid system and its relation to inflammation, and Cannabinoid mediated anti-nociception. Dr. McDougall is an internationally recognized expert in the study of arthritis and cannabinoids and serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Arthritis Society of Canada.
Claire has over 9 years experience working as a Registered US Patent agent for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of Dupont. Claire has expertise in the drafting and prosecution of Patent applications for inventions in the fields of biotech, genetics and life sciences. Claire also has considerable experience in intellectual property landscape analysis and now runs her own IP consulting company. In addition, Claire is an experienced technical writer and is responsible for managing documentation requirements, including regulatory compliance materials and the development and maintenance of the Quality Management System.
Peter Edwards, CPA, CA
Peter is a partner of AC Hunter Tellier Belgrave Adamson, Chartered Accountants, a full service CA firm founded in 1991 and located in Dartmouth. It is a member of the AC Group, a consortium of leading firms in the Maritimes. Peter has experience with tax planning, SR&ED claims, financial projections and company valuations.