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Chris Carder

Role / Occupation

Executive Director & Co-Director


Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurial Studies


Chris Carder is a Serial Entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in the Digital/Technology Sector and a sought-after Startup Advisor, Investor and Advisory Board Member.

Serving as the first-ever Executive Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business. The Office leads the development of accelerator/incubator services for the School and its various programs, builds new partnerships throughout the wider innovation ecosystem and designs innovation-centric Work Integrated Learning programs.

The Office also leads the continued expansion of the ‘Schulich Startups’ Community- now supporting more than 150 student/alumni companies.

Chris also serves as Co-Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Schulich and as the Special Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation to the Office of the President- York University.


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