Shelly is a startup specialist, serial entrepreneur, wealth coach, mentor, ICO expert and mother of 2 beautiful daughters. She owns a diversified business portfolio that includes technology, telecommunication, E-commerce, fashion and consulting companies. She also owns Ontario’s Largest Lavender Farm and Agro-Tourism Destination and hosts the weekly podcast “Chat with Shelly”. When she gets a minute to breathe, Shelly squeezes in yoga bright and early before conquering her days.
Jillian has over 20 years of experience in business, leadership, marketing, brand development and public relations. She is responsible for building and executing hundreds of successful brand strategies. Jillian is also a health coach, mentor, entrepreneur, zen and creative guru. Between turning her day dreams into reality at work, cheering on her children at sporting events, being a rock for her huge blended family, throwing philanthro-parties and involving herself in the community, Jillian enjoys nature hikes with her dog, backcountry camping in Algonquin Park, and hosting dinner parties with her partner in crime, her husband.
Audrey Nesbitt is an MBA graduate from Heriot-Watt University and certified project manager (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. She is a restaurant owner in Toronto, ON and Marketing Director of ICO’s and Blockchain Technology here at Official Startups. Audrey has a successful marketing and operations background working in various industries including legal, food & beverage, technology, CPG, and golf. Audrey is an advocate for homeless youth and recently participated in the Covenant House Toronto Sleep Out: Champions Edition where business professionals and community leaders spent the night outside equipped with nothing more than a sleeping bag and cardboard to raise awareness of youth homelessness. The event raised over $475 000 for homeless youth.
With a background in marketing and hospitality, Linda has been involved with talent acquisition, project management, event planning and training. She has managed and successfully executed national campaigns for well-known global brands as well as turned pilot programs into multi-year contracts. She is a ninja when it comes to organizing just about anything, multi-tasking any type of chaos and is passionate in her creativity. She thrives on inspiring, coaching and training others to shine their brightest. In her spare time, she turns off her work brain to focus on her adorable son, travel, read, enjoy dinner dates with her supportive husband and sleep!