Our Partners

Foresight and the Centre for Social Innovation have partnered to grow Climate Ventures, which fast-tracks the success of innovators with climate solutions. We are pleased to collaboratively offer Accelerate from Anywhere, an accelerator program that helps cleantech ventures at every stage, from anywhere in Canada.

Through Climate Ventures, Foresight has extended its reach and impact into the Ontario market. This is supported by several Foresight team members who are based in Toronto and the strength of our Foresight team across Canada.

Foresight launched a partnership in 2021 with Innovation Guelph, an Ontario based Regional Innovation Centre focusing on accelerating innovation in agritech and agrifood, cleantech, and supporting women in entrepreneurship. The two organizations collaborate in several areas, including SME acceleration, cleantech challenges, and events.

Support for Cleantech in Ontario

Acceleration Programs

Foresight has supported the growth of close to 100 Ontario-based cleantech ventures through our Acceleration programs. Our range of programs - from startup to C-suite development - offer training, expert coaching, and connections to help innovators build thriving businesses.

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Venture Showcases

Several Ontario companies have been named to the Foresight 50, recognizing the country’s most investable cleantech ventures. The province’s innovators have also been featured in Foresight’s Demo Day showcases, sector-specific events, and investor matchmaking programs.

Venture Profiles

Foresight is telling the story of Ontario’s emerging cleantech ventures through campaigns such as the Cleantech Coast to Coast Roadtrip and our annual #WomenLeadingCleantech program.

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Industry Challenges

Foresight’s Challenge programs connect cleantech innovators with industry seeking solutions. A number of Ontario companies have taken part in past Challenges, and we’re working hard to connect more of them with industry partnership opportunities.

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Ontario Team Members

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Tyler Maksymiw

Community Manager

Tyler is a sustainability professional interested in leadership development. His experience working in consulting and start-ups has led him to develop his skills in project management, organizational transformation, and leadership.

Tyler holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from the University of Toronto, where he studied the effects of leadership models on employee commitment to sustainability.

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Siddharth Chatpalliwar

Project Manager

Siddharth is an environmental sustainability professional, specialising in clean energy and climate policy. He brings extensive program and project management experience from the non-profit and the public sectors. He has worked with large philanthropic foundations and international development agencies to engage stakeholders, develop innovative ideas, and manage deployment strategies to deliver sustainable growth and development. Siddharth holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. He spends his spare time reading non-fiction books, cooking, exploring Toronto and following the English Premier League.

Sarah Pirani

Director, Corporate Partnerships

Sarah brings experience developing corporate partnerships and securing government and foundation grants to drive impact with not-for-profits across diverse focus areas, most recently with the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Her experiences include developing global partnerships at a university, and managing a built heritage site rehabilitation project.

Sarah has a Bsc in Environmental Biology and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. She volunteers as a member of the Aga Khan Park Landscape Management Committee.