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Tech entrepreneur and investor joins MaRS as head of its ICE sector

MaRS Discovery District has appointed Salim Teja as managing director of its ICE sector programs.


May 9, 2013  


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MaRS Discovery District has appointed Salim Teja as managing director of its ICE sector programs.

Teja will provide strategic direction and leadership for the ICE practice, where over 60 volunteer advisors guide and mentor more than 370 early-stage ventures. In this role, he will also be responsible for the MaRS Commons, a 1,675-square-metre co-working space for entrepreneurs in the ICE sector, which will expand in the coming months.

In addition, Teja will provide direction to MaRS’ JOLT accelerator for high-growth Canadian Web and mobile companies, and oversee entrepreneurship initiatives with academic partners and MaRS Innovation in the ICE arena.

“ICE is one of four practice areas in which MaRS supports high-growth startups,” the organization said in a release.

“Over the past three years, these startups have collectively raised over $500 million in capital, earned nearly $300 million in revenue and created over 2,600 new knowledge economy jobs.”