Book a Mentor

Book 1 hour of one-on-one time every week with the mentor(s) of your choice.

  • Mentorship spots are in blocks of 20 minutes, 40 minutes, and one hour.

  • You’re welcome to book more than one mentor per week (to a maximum of 1 hour combined).

  • First come first serve.

  • You can book up to two weeks in advance. Bookings close 72 hours ahead of the appointment. (ie to meet on Monday at 3, book by Friday at 3!)

Gilad Babchuk

Co-founder, Mentor, Director

With over 25 years experience establishing, developing and running various progressive businesses and organizations, Gilad has founded numerous alternative schools, social enterprises and NGOs.  

Former Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Education

Jim Barker

Co-founder, Mentor, Director

A serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience and an international portfolio and that includes employment training and recruitment, travel management, bars, restaurants and computer software/financial services.

Founder, Conferma Ltd.; Founder, The Metropolitain Pub

Emily Chow

Lead Educator, Build Program; Mentor

A marketing strategist by trade and an innovative, out-of-the-box thinker by nature, Emily helps purpose-driven organizations drive change, streamline business processes, and turn casual customers into loyal communities.

Principle, Chow Communications 

With over 25 years experience establishing, developing and running various progressive businesses and organizations, Gilad has founded numerous alternative schools, social enterprises and NGOs.  

Former Executive Director, Institute for Democratic Education

Ran Kohavi

Mentor, Director

Technology entrepreneur passionate about starting new businesses and helping them grow. 15 years of experience in tech, early stage product and market validation, product management and quantitative finance. 

Founder and CEO, Kidaro (acquired by Microsoft, 2008); Founder, Kashya (acquired by EMC, 2006)

David LePage

Mentor

David provides direct support, consulting, coaching and strategic advice to the emerging blended value business and social finance sectors and works to influence the related public policy environment.

Principal, Accelerating Social Impact CCC; Managing Director, Buy Social Canada; Executive Director, Community Impact Real Estate Society

Patrick Nangle

Patrick Nangle’s career includes over 20 years of executive leadership, with international and Canadian companies, focused on technology, mobility, fleet operations and customer service. Before joining Modo in 2016 he was CEO at Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight, parcel, and logistics provider.

The first local carsharing organization of its kind, Modo is known in the industry for its varied fleet, stellar customer service, innovative and widely-used booking software platform. Patrick is new to the co-operative business model and brings a wide and objective perspective to what advantages and strategic opportunities might be possible in the rapidly transforming sharing economy.

Madeleine Shaw

Advisor, Mentor

Brings over 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur interested in product development, progressive business practices and reimagining work-life balance. 

Co-founder, Lunapads; Founder, Nestworks