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Naomi Goldapple (she/her)

Program Director, Element AI

Naomi has the unique experience of being both a start-up entrepreneur and a seasoned business professional. Naomi is currently Director of Industry Solutions at Element AI, the leading AI solutions and products provider. Naomi’s role is to work with clients and organizations to identify the most impactful ways of leveraging AI solutions that fit into Element AI’s roadmap and research goals.

Prior to this, Naomi was the VP of Business Development of Nexalogy Environics, a startup that specialized in semantic clustering algorithms. She led the company to work on meaningful problems with the federal government in security, health and environment sectors.

Naomi’s experience was gained through business and technology consulting for IBM. She worked in Latin America on various technology projects. She held the position of Director e-business for Royal LePage Commercial Inc, one of Canada’s largest commercial real estate companies.

Her entrepreneurial experience began in 2005, starting up and running Maman, bébé et café inc., a center for young families where the adults could get fit, socialize, shop or get pampered while their children were playing in the state of the art play area. The efforts paid off by winning the Concours Québecois Entrepreneuriat 2007, Défi Féminin compagnie F 2007 and being nominated as a finalist in the Prix Femme d’Affaire du Québec 2008.

Naomi has been a mentor with FounderFuel for the past 6 years and uses her expertise to help technology entrepreneurs with strategy and financing. Naomi has an International MBA, specializing in developing markets in Latin America, from the Schulich School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

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