Founder & CEO, Awake Labs
Andrea Palmer is the Founder and CEO of Awake Labs, a health IT platform working to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live healthier and more independently. Awake Labs works in the areas of care coordination, mental health, and human-centred care. Andrea is passionate about addressing the gaps in mental health care for underserved populations.
Andrea has a background in engineering and business from UBC, where she was an active member of entrepreneurship@UBC and the MedTech Development Hub. In 2015, she completed the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University where she focused on leveraging AI to democratize healthcare globally.
Andrea serves on the Board of Life Sciences Ontario and on the Canadian Federal Economic Strategy Table for Health and Biosciences.
The tech industry contributes about eight percent to Canada’s GDP and this is set to grow over the next decade. Canada is making significant investments in fintech, AI, agtech, and more. Canadian tech companies like Shopify, Wattpad, WealthSimple, and Awake Labs are growing in markets around the world. What if the next decade of Canada’s […]