Lauren is the COO at Highline BETA, a startup co-creation company that launches new ventures with leading corporations.
Previously she led operations at HIGHLINE VC, where she was responsible for evaluating deal flow, portfolio management, overseeing national programming and driving new platform initiatives to better support portfolio founders. Prior that, she spent the early part of her career in Investment Banking, helping companies drive growth through mergers, acquisitions & equity financing.
Lauren is passionate about blending her past enterprise transaction experience and global entrepreneurial ambitions to help startups and corporates connect to spark innovation. She is an active speaker, deeply involved in championing the growth of local startup communities across Canada, and creating a national unified voice for accelerators & incubators through her role on the Board of the Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation (CABI) Association. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Finance and Entrepreneurship.