As NEXT Canada's Program Officer for NextAI, Veronika is committed to driving excellence in program delivery and venture support. Veronika has built a successful track record of managing and growing programs that foster economic and social prosperity through entrepreneurship. Before joining NEXT Canada, she was managing programs and operations at Ignite Capital, Centre for Social Innovation and ELEVATE Tech Fest. Prior to that, she was managing Business in The Streets (BITS), a youth-driven charity that provides entrepreneurial training and resources to youth facing barriers to employment. Her leadership at BITS was recognized by the Vital People Award from the Toronto Foundation.
Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Veronika immigrated to Canada as an international student and graduated from George Brown College with Dean's Medal in 2011. She holds Advanced Diploma in Business Administration.