About Us

We invite you to DREAM BIGGER.

Despite the significant advances in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s world,
the opportunities and training available to high school students have not advanced.
We’re here to fix that.

BETA Camp is bridging the gap between education and career. Step into your future and explore all the possibilities that are available to you.
The best part? We’ll also give you the right tools, community and guidance to achieve your wildest dreams.

Meet the Team

Our Camp Directors

Yifan:

Yifan is a Wharton MBA grad and Queen's Commerce grad (Chancellor Scholar and top female student). She works at Bain & Company advising senior executives of Fortune 500 companies. As someone who grew from a timid student to a confident business leader and team player, her passions lie in helping others see and reach their potential. This includes helping great product ideas grow to reach and create value for everyday consumers. Over the past 5 years, Yifan has advised seed staged startups (in North America and Africa) and worked at mid-sized startups (Thumbtack and Lyric), with a key focus on scaling profitably. Using her personal learning experiences, Yifan is excited to help build our next generation of leaders.

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Ivy:

Ivy also graduated from Queen’s Commerce and headed straight to Silicon Valley after graduation. She worked at Wish, the most downloaded shopping app in the world in 2018 and 2019, managing business development in all regions outside of China. In 2019, Ivy traveled to 16 global startup hubs including China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa interviewing tech founders, builders, and investors. Listen to her interviews and learnings on Get World Savvy Podcast. Ivy’s journey in entrepreneurship started at the ripe age of 7 when she offered to rake her neighbors’ yards but didn’t quite know where all the leaves should go. Her mom came home to a whole street’s worth of leaves in their backyard. Since then, Ivy has founded a health tech startup, an escape room, and a career coaching business helping non-technical professionals break into tech.

Camp Counselors, Mentors, and Judges

You will be interacting with 20+ counselors of this caliber!

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Dan Li

Dan has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and is completing his MBA at Harvard Business School. He was a Senior Product Manager at Linkedin and has previously worked at Facebook and Microsoft and Zhenfund, an investment firm.

Martin Ochwat

Martin is the founder of a zero-waste eCommerce company, Wellow, and an insurance tech startup, Dundas Life. Martin has built eCommerce businesses to millions in revenue. He previously worked at Machine Zone and holds a patent in predictive modeling in ad buying.

Julie Zhu

Julie has a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University. She started her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banking Analyst and then worked at Morgan Stanley as a Private Equity Associate. She is now a Senior Associate at Diagram Ventures in Montreal.

Nicole Fitzgerald

Nicole is a Machine Learning Research Engineering at Microsoft. She has a Bachelor's of Philosophy and Bachelor's of Computer Science dual degree from Queen's University and previously worked at EMOS Technologies in Hong Kong and as a researcher at For.Ai.

Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim is the co-founder & CEO of Stadium Live, a digital world for GenZ sports fans. He helped 20x customer growth and 10x company growth as Head of Product at Drop, designed web/mobile experiences for 8M users at Checkout 51, and worked on mobile products at ooVoo for 100M+ users.

Peter Chen

Peter is a consultant at Bain & Company. He earned is Bachelor's of Economics and Psychology at Harvard and MBA at Wharton. Previously, Peter was t he Director of Strategy and Business Development at Blink Fitness, a quality fitness chain with over 90 locations.

Connie Qian

Connie has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School. She has worked at Goldman Sachs and Baird conducting Equity Research. After she has worked at Square in Finance & Strategy. She is now a Senior Associate at ForgePoint Capital.

Connie Lo

Connie is the co-founder of Three Ships, a natural skincare line selling in over 100 retailers across North America, including Target and Nordstrom. She was previously an Account Manager at Kimberly Clark managing $4M in accounts and a Staff Accountant at KPMG.

David Zhang

David is a Mechanical Design Engineer working on camera hardware at Apple. Previously, he was a Mechanical Engineer at Meta View and Western Digital. David has a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Ava McDonald

Ava is a high school entrepreneur and the founder of Zfluence, a platform that connects GenZ influencers with the brands. Zfluence works with 500+ influencers on 100+ campuses with 40+ brand partners. Ava also serves as a GenZ consultant to many top brands including Unilever. Ava is a freshman at Georgetown University.

Cassy Aite

Cassy is the co-founder and CEO of Hoppier. Cassy hast started over 15 different companies. He also previously worked at EY in the Advisory Practice and at BTO Research in Munich, Germany and Vienna Austria. Cassy studied finance at the University of Ottawa.

Minn Kim

Minn is a Principal investor at Bloomberg Beta. She was previously an associate in Strategy and Corporate Development at Bloomberg LP and a Data Analyst focused on Private Equity.  Minn has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Villanova University.

Matt McLellan

Matt has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ivey at Western University. He is the co-founder and CEO of Halp, a startup that provides high school
students with personal development courses. Prior to Halp, Matthew work in consulting at two boutique consulting firms.

Urvashi Barooah

Urvashi has a Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a MBA from The Wharton School. She was previously a consultant at BCG and has worked at tech accelorator, Techstars in Silicon Valley. She is currently an investor with Red Point Ventures in San Francisco.

Jessie Duan

Jessie Duan is the Chief of Staff to the CTO at Roblox. She has nearly 5 years of experience at Quora as an engineering manager and has worked at Microsoft and Khan Academy. Jessie has a Bachelor's and Master's in Applied Science, Computer Science from Stanford University.

Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen is the founder & CEO of Reset Beauty Inc, the beauty portfolio company behind Orosa Beauty and Vesca Beauty. She has landed collaboration deals with TikTok superstars Charli & Dixie D’Amelio. Carolyn has a Bachelor's from Ivey and previously worked at Bain & Company.

Ikenna Enwere

Ike earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical & Biological Engineering from MIT, his MBA
from Wharton, and his Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard. Prior to his MBA, he worked at General Mills as an Operations Team Leader.

Jenée Jernigan

Jenée is a Senior Experience Designer at ChowNow. She was previously a Sr. Experience Designer at Airbnb on Airbnb Experiences and a Product Designer at Hulu. Jenée has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts and has received professional training from IDEO.

Ran Shulman

Ran is a Growth Manager and previously served as a Restaurants Relationships Account Manager and Sr. Director of Partnerships at SkipTheDishes, based in Winnipeg. Ran has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg.

James Nelson

James is currently the Senior Manager of Merchant Strategy at Doordash. Prior to Doordash, James was a Business Operations Manager at Wish where he opened Wish's European Business Development office. James has a bachelors degree from Stanford University.

Tommy Liu

Tommy is a Software Engineer at Waymo, Google's Self-Driving Car Project. Previously, Tommy was a Robotics Engineer at Anki. Tommy has a Bachelor's of Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon.

Evan Strother

Evan has worked at McKinsey as a consultant, at Youtube as a Product Specialist and has also had exposure to investing at two investment firms, FLLPartners and LLR Partners. Evan earned his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering at Duke University and his MBA from Wharton.

Heather Evans

Heather is the Director of Frontier Technology Research at Asia Society NorCal. She was previously a Senior Advisor for Advanced Tech to the Ontario Ministry. Heather has a Master's from Tsinghua University as a Schwartzman Scholar and a Bachelor's of Commerce from Queen's University.

Kimberly Pringle

Kimberly is Head of Data Product Partnerships at Google. She was previously a lead in Strategy and Product Partnerships at Instagram Shopping and a Category Manager at Amazon. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Vijay Jeyapalan

Vijay is the co-founder and Head of Growth at Kabo, a subscription service for dog food and a Forbes 30 Under 30. He was previously an E-commerce Performance Manager at Facebook and Director of Growth and Unhaggle. He has a Bachelor's from Mount Allison University.

Melody Ma

Melody is the co-founder of Podyssey Podcasts, an online community where podcasts lovers can discover and share their favourite podcasts with each other. She was previously a web developer at MEC and a Product Manager at Moneris Solutions. Melody has her Bachelor's from UBC.

Henry Shi

Henry Shi is an ex-google engineer and the co-founder of SnapTravel, a startup that has driven over $200MM in sales and been used by more than 6M people worldwide. Henry graduated top 1% at Waterloo and has a Master's in Machine Learning from GATech.

Cindy Soo

Cindy is a strategy and innovation
leader with 20+ years of experience working with boutique brands and Fortune 500 companies. She is currently the Head of Innovation at IKEA, based in Sweden, and guest lectures universities and consults for C-suite executives.

Khaled Hussein

Khaled is the Founder and Managing
Director of Stipple Ventures. He was the co-founder & CTO of Tilt, a payments platform, that was acquired by Airbnb. After the acquisition, Khaled worked at Airbnb as the Payments Product Lead.

Matthew Black

Matthew is an Engagement Manager at Oliver Wyman. He has also worked at Georgian Partners under Strategy and Impact and CrowdAI under Business Development. Matthew has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen's University and his MBA from The Wharton School

Kaitlyn Zhou

Kaitlyn is a PhD Candidate at
Stanford University in Computer Science. She has a MS and BA in Computer Science, Human
Centered Design and
Engineering, from The University
of Washington. Kaitlyn has worked at Docugami, Twitter, and Bloomberg.

Chris Lu

Chris is the co-founder and CTO of Copy.ai, an AI powered tool built on GPT-3, and an angel investor in 100+ companies. He was previously a Partner at Employee Stock Option Fund and has his Bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Rachel Marincola

Rachel was Engineer #10 at DoorDash, and led projects including launching new verticals like DoorDash Drive, Alcohol Delivery, and international markets. She is now a Senior Software Engineer at Khan Academy. Rachel has a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Stanford.

Eric Chen

Eric has a Bachelor's of Science from Yale University, MBA from Yale School of Management, and M.D. from Yale School of Medicine. He is currently an Anesthesiology Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the second largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School

Eric Yan

Eric is a Business Operations Manager at Plaid, a financial tech startup that connects data to apps and services. Eric was previously the Director of Business Intelligence at Clarivate Analytics, a Private Equity Associate at Onex, and an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Steeve Vakeeswaran

Steeve leads Business Operations at Zapier. Previously, Steeve was the Head of Revenue at VaynerCommerce, where he was a founding member of the growth engineering firm. Before that, Steeve worked on the strategy team at Shopify and got his Bachelor's of Commerce from Queen's University.

Owen Wang

Owen is a Senior Software Engineer at Odeko. Prior to Odeko, Owen has worked at Udacity, Sempo, a blockchain company, Farmstead, a grocery-delivery startup, and Google. Owen has a bachelor of Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Carolyn Chong

Carolyn is a Senior Product Manager at Cerence, the world’s leading automotive voice assistant. She was previously a Product Owner at ElementAI and a Product Manager at Obie.AI. She has a Bachelor's of Computer Science from McMaster University.

Morgan Rosenberg

Morgan is the CEO and Founder of Resili, a trans-diagnostic multi-modal app focused mental health. Previously, Morgan was a healthcare consultant and an Adjunct Lecturer at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Morgan has a Bachelor of Art's from Western University.

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Starting with a 4-day introduction to BETA Camp! We also run individual events (some are free) and would love to see you there!

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