Director, Business Development, Canopy Rivers
Mary Dimou has been engaged within the innovation ecosystem for a decade working closely with investors, industry, and academia. Her areas of focus cover a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences and agriculture fields including human health, animal health, biotechnology, and plant sciences.
Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Mary worked in senior level roles at various private and public capital companies. Most recently, she helped manage the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Seed investment fund that deployed over thirty investments annually. She has held portfolio management and foreign direct investment roles at OMAFRA, has acquired ag-tech venture experience through Bioenterprise, and gained Director-level experience at an industrial seed-stage company. As an entrepreneur, Mary exited a machine-learning technology in the agri-technologies sector, AgRegKit. The patent-pending technology was awarded a Premier’s-Award For Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in 2017.
Mary graduated from University of Guelph, with a Masters of Science focused on nutritional genomics and biochemistry. She holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and is currently pursuing her doctorate part-time at the University of Toronto.
Our region’s traditional industries have historically driven economic activity and job creation in rural and urban communities. However, in today’s globally connected and increasingly competitive marketplace, these industries are facing new challenges that, in some cases, threaten their sustainability. As Atlantic Canada continues to grow, being receptive to change, adapting new methodologies, and driving innovation […]