Jimmy Chan

Masters of Business Administration, University of Toronto 2016

Jimmy is passionate about entrepreneurship, business and technology. In 2012, he and his college friend started their first company, Technophilic, a media company that published science and technology magazines for McGill University, Concordia University, Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Stony Brook University. Later, in 2014, they started 11factorial, a startup that helped make event organizers’ lives easier. They started selling premium name-badges to conference organizers, with a next-day turnaround anywhere in the US and expanded to other products such as a social analytics app for discovering event insights. In less than two years after founding, his company delivered a total of over 100,000 name-badges across the US and Canada, with over $100,000 in revenues in 2015 alone. 

Jimmy aspires to make a difference and to create a positive impact in the world and knows of no better way to do it than through entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in internet and software startups, in both the consumer and enterprise/productivity categories, and strongly believes there's a bright future ahead for AI and machine learning. He has experience leading teams, creating, launching and growing new products, and developing business and marketing strategies for new technologies. 

Jimmy studied Computer Engineering at McGill University and Business at the Rotman School of Management. He loves food, soccer and music and is fluent in Spanish.