BEST Donors


Doug Bergeron

Douglas Bergeron is one of York University’s most successful and accomplished graduates. He is now giving back to his alma mater with a generous $2 million donation to establish the Bergeron Entrepreneurs [...]


Sandra Bergeron

Sandra Bergeron is one of the best-known and most highly respected women of technology in Silicon Valley. Mrs. Bergeron is a venture partner at Trident Capital and serves as a director of [...]



Dr. Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell is the Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University (Toronto), where he teaches courses in Technology Entrepreneurship, Renaissance Engineering and Technology Commercialization. He has [...]


Dr. Terry Sachlos

Dr. Terry Sachlos completed his doctorate in bone tissue engineering at the University if Oxford. His doctoral research resulted in the development of a novel 3D ink-jet printing technology for bone tissue [...]

BEST Commitee


Dr. Ahmed ElDyasti

Dr. ElDyasti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. Dr. ElDyasti received his B.Sc in Construction & Building Engineering from Arab Academy [...]


Narbe Alexandrian

Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Narbe was a Senior Associate at OMERS Ventures, one of the most prominent technology venture capital funds in Canada. During his tenure, Narbe  helped fundraise for two [...]

Academic Council


Dr. Moren Lévesque

Moren Lévesque is Professor of Operation Management & Information Systems and The Certified General Accounts of Ontario Chair in International Entrepreneurship at York University’s Schulich School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. [...]


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