Mary Dimou has been engaged within the innovation ecosystem for a decade, working closely with investors, industry and academia. Her areas of focus cover a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences and agriculture fields including human health, animal health, biotechnology and plant sciences. Prior to joining Canopy Rivers, Mary worked in senior level roles at various private and public capital companies. She has held portfolio management and foreign direct investment roles, acquired ag-tech venture experience, and gained director-level experience at an industrial seed-stage company. As an entrepreneur, Mary exited a machine-learning technology in the agri-technologies sector, AgRegKit. The patent-pending technology was awarded a Premier’s-Award For Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in 2017. Mary graduated from the University of Guelph, with a Masters of Science focused on nutritional genomics and biochemistry. She holds her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and is currently pursuing her doctorate part-time at the University of Toronto.