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Chris Crowell

Board Director

Chris Crowell's career has included leadership roles in startups and multinational corporations focusing on alliances and ecosystems, business development and product management. 

Chris has been at the forefront of developing several innovation clusters and partner ecosystems. Selected experiences include building the global third-party technology partnership program at OpenText, developing the launch strategy for The PIER at the Port of Halifax and developing the corporate innovation program at the Volta Innovation Hub.  

Chris currently serves as a director in Deloitte's consulting practice. He chairs the board of Ignite Atlantic and serves on the Innovation Centre Board Committee for TechNL. He co-founded Tidal Venture Partners, an emerging venture capital fund focused on disrupting pre-seed and seed stage investing in Eastern Canada. 

Chris holds a B.A (Honours) in Mass Communications from Carleton University and a L.L.B and MBA from Dalhousie University. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business' LEAD Corporate Innovation program.