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RJ Kelford

Manager, Partnerships

RJ Kelford is an award-winning entrepreneur and a former consultant. He has worked at MaRS since 2013, helping to develop young innovators and entrepreneurs through the Studio Y program.

RJ’s experience in emerging and developed economies has provided him with invaluable insights into global entrepreneurship and community action. Most recently with Studio Y, he launched the National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit, bringing together 250 stakeholders from across Canada to co-develop a national strategy.

RJ sits as a founding board member of The Grammaticus Academy of Philosophy and Innovation. He is an alumnus of McGill University, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Education’s Business Innovation Program and Lougheed Leadership’s ALT/Now program.