Shining a Light on Cleantech Stars

Finding the Foresight 50 started with an extensive consultation process with partners across the country. An open call for nominations attracted close to 250 submissions. After an expert review of nominated ventures by a panel of our Executives in Residence and mentors, 80 companies were chosen to proceed to judging.

Our 16 judges, representing investors and cleantech community partners, evaluated detailed profiles of the companies on criteria including investability, potential environmental and employment impact, and probability of success. 

The ventures chosen for the 2021 Foresight 50 represent hope for our future. We encourage you to connect with Foresight 50 companies to explore investment and partnership opportunities.

Thank You to Our Partners

Foresight 50 Judging Panel

The Foresight 50 were selected by a panel of industry experts and investors who reviewed detailed information provided by nominated ventures. Thank you to these judges for lending their time and expertise.





Tara Amiri

Partner, Gowling WLG


Tom Boddez

Senior Partner, Active Impact Investments


Maxwell Brunette

Partner, Employment & Labour Law Practice Group Leader (Calgary, Vancouver), Gowling WLG


Cheri Corbett

Managing Director, Cleantech Practice, BDC


Olga Cruz

Senior Associate, Good & Well


Jonathan Kaida

Ecosystems Lead, Sustainable Development Technology Canada


Brian Lee

Partner, Gowling WLG


Darren Love

Associate, Evok Innovations


Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis

VP, Canada of Spring Lane Capital


Tim Lynn

Co-Founder @ Startup TNT

Elicia Maine

PhD, W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Academic Director, Invention to Innovation (i2I), Simon Fraser University


Ehsan Mirdamadi

CEO at NuBinary


Simon Olivier

Senior Partner Cycle Capital & Lead BleuImpact Fund


Gavin Pitchford

Founder and CEO, Canada's Clean 50 and Delta Management Group


Shirley Speakman

Senior Associate, Cycle Capital Management


Yifei Wang

Lead Investment Analyst, Little Green Bamboo


Andrew Wong

Associate Director, TRIREC


Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner, Amplify Capital

Review Committee

Our sincere thanks to Foresight Executives in Residence Sebastian Alamillo, Shannon Bard, James Chepyha, Jason Jones,, Frank Leffelaar, Paul Paynter, Alexander Rink, Bruce Scatchard, and Floyd Simojns for their help reviewing the nominees and advising on the selection process.

Meet the Foresight 50

Foresight would also like to thank the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), for providing funding support for its Cleantech Ventures program, part of which made this event possible.