Janice OBriain is the Director of Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection. She is an award-winning manager and community-builder with over 15 years of non-profit/public sector leadership.
Janice was the founding manager of Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection from its 2008 launch until 2013 (leaving for two years to raise a family) and developed and was responsible for the initiative’s incubator operations and related programming on all three SFU campuses. Returning as Associate Director for the now-restructured program, she is focused on continuing to grow Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection to be at the forefront of engaged entrepreneurship for students and alumni.
Prior to her roles with SFU, Janice was Executive Associate with Calgary's EPCOR Centre for Performing Arts (now Arts Commons), and General Manager of Kaleidoscope Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences.
Janice holds both an MBA in Arts & Media Management and a Diploma in Non-Profit Management from the Schulich School of Business (York University), and a Bachelor of Music from UVic.