MARTIN CROTEAU Director of Academic Entrepreneurship, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Martin Croteau is passionate about entrepreneurship. Over his career, Martin has worked with dozens of early-stage technology startups as a founder, an investor, a consultant and an academic, providing him with a uniquely diverse perspective on the factors that lead to startup success.

Martin is currently the Director of Academic Entrepreneurship at the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Previously, Martin was the founder and Executive Director of Spark Centre, a non-profit innovation centre that helps technology companies start and grow in east Toronto. He is also the President of Aventis Consulting Group, a boutique firm that helps propel early-stage technology startups.

Martin is a Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate with the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK. He holds a Master of Science in Business and Management Research, a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Commerce.