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April 02, 2015 6:15 AM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of MaRS Discovery District

Company Overview

MaRS Discovery District owns and operates a convergence center. The company offers business research, information technology; pharmaceutical; and optical sciences advisory, and start up business assistance services. Additionally, it provides risk capital management services, strategic business solutions, and global markets access to businesses. MaRS Discovery District was founded in 2000 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

101 College Street

South Tower

Suite 100

Toronto, ON M5G 1L7


Founded in 2000





Key Executives for MaRS Discovery District

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Corporate Strategy
Managing Director of ICE Sector Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

MaRS Discovery District Key Developments

MaRS Discovery District Presents at Series Round Venture Investment Forum, Apr-29-2014 10:30 AM

MaRS Discovery District Presents at Series Round Venture Investment Forum, Apr-29-2014 10:30 AM. Venue: The St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre, 150 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Speakers: Carlos Pinto Lobo, Chief Compliance Officer.

MaRS Discovery District to Launch New Impact Investing Platform Social Venture Connexion

MaRS Discovery District will officially launch its new impact investing platform, SVX (Social Venture Connexion), at the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 19. It is the first local impact investment platform of its kind in North America. The online platform will connect investors and funds with local ventures - including not-for-profits, co-operatives and for-profit corporations - that have a demonstrated social and/or environmental impact and the potential for financial return. The platform allows investors to identify screened investment opportunities, reducing the time and cost burden of due diligence, and provides ventures and funds with increased access to capital and financial expertise at low cost.

MaRS Discovery District Appoints Salim Teja as Managing Director of its ICE Sector Programs

MaRS Discovery District announced the appointment of Salim Teja as Managing Director of its ICE sector programs. Teja will provide strategic direction and leadership for the ICE practice, where over 60 seasoned volunteer advisors guide and mentor more than 370 early-stage ventures. In this role, Teja will also be responsible for the MaRS Commons, a 5,500-square-foot co-working space for entrepreneurs in the ICE sector, which will expand in the coming months. He 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. He will lead corporate and venture capital engagement, as well as oversee MaRS' expanding international collaborations in the ICE sector. He joins MaRS from Indigo Books & Music, where, as Vice President of Corporate Development.

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