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Jon Worren

Innovating Systems Change stream

Jon Worren is taking on our Innovating Systems Change stream. Jon is a MaRS entrepreneur-in-residence and leads MaRS’ Entrepreneurship Programs portfolio, the largest entrepreneurship education operation outside academia in the world. He is MaRS’ in-house expert on innovation and entrepreneurship, and creates curriculum and learning resources on these topics.

Jon started his professional career at the National Institute for Consumer Research in Oslo, Norway, where he built the institute’s software training portfolio and personally trained over 1,500 financial advisors, bailiffs and social service professionals on how to practice Norway’s newly implemented debt settlement legislation. From there, Jon co-founded a software startup in the financial technology space in 1996 that was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange in 2000. He also founded a renewable energy advisory firm.

Jon is an exceptional educator and is committed to stretching and growing the next generation of leaders and innovators.