Chris Stairs

Mentor-in-Residence

LinkedIn: Chris Stairs

Chris has 20+ years experience helping organizations position for market entry, strategize revenue models, push through financial ceilings, and build foundations to become best-in-field.

A senior associate of CanadaStartUp.com, and a finance advisor for VolitionAdvisors.com, Chris supports ventures across a broad range of markets including construction management software, robotic welding, e-learning, workplace hygiene, therapeutic apparel, industrial automation, event technologies, and anti-counterfeit authentication platforms.

Prior to his work in the venture space, Chris Stairs began his career in tourism and sports marketing, working for such brands as the Vancouver Aquarium, NBA, Olympics and FIFA.

Areas of specialization:

  • Venture development
  • Strategic planning
  • Budget and money management
  • Research and feasibility
  • Operational startup
  • Project management
  • Process design
  • Board development