Ilse Treurnicht




Ilse Treurnicht is CEO of MaRS (, a large-scale innovation hub in Toronto. MaRS supports entrepreneurs building growth businesses, providing access to critical talent, capital and customer networks. In addition, MaRS works with partners to accelerate adoption and diffusion of innovation in key sectors. Ilse joined MaRS in 2005 from her role as CEO of Primaxis Technology Ventures. She was Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance (2010), served on the Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) and is a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth.  Ilse holds a DPhil in chemistry from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

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    RT @ppforumca: Speakers you won't want to miss at #AtlanticSummit2020! Tune in for a panel discussion moderated by @JaneTaber1 on people,…
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    RT @IAmBiotech: Great piece in @STATNews by @JohnFCrowley @amicusrx1 and Kush M. Parmar @5amVentures on the #COVID19 pandemic and how it is…
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    RT @ppforumca: A NEW episode of #PolicySpeaking🎤 is now out! Listen in as Dr. Paul Kershaw, founder of @GenSqueeze joins @egreenspon to h…
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    RT @Atul_Gawande: In Brazil, 15% of COVID19 deaths are people <50 — a rate 10X Italy or Spain. In Mexico, the trend is worse: Nearly 1/4 of…
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