Chelsea Prescod brings an eclectic professional and entrepreneurial career that inspires and motivates others into action. As an entrepreneur, she has focused her energies to create messages and stories capable of moving any audience on a wide scale. Her varied experiences have given her a people-centric mission, able to effectively manage the needs of diverse stakeholders and leaders across multiple sectors, public, private and not-for-profit.
Chelsea recently held an Entrepreneur-in-Residence role for the Starter Company program at the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. She has also held numerous creative and marketing management roles in Canadian corporations, startups and nonprofits, such as, Bell Canada, BlackBerry, and Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. In 2012, Chelsea was hired by Communitech to develop a tech startup accelerator program called Communitech HYPERDRIVE. Within two years, the 34 companies that graduated from the program created more than 130 jobs and raised $20 million in investment. During this time, she was also instrumental in bringing Startup Weekend to the Waterloo Region and co-organized the first Social Entrepreneurship Startup Weekend in Canada. Prior to HYPERDRIVE, Chelsea assisted in the launch and development of a youth entrepreneurial program called Blueprints in the Jane-Finch community.
Empowering women and mobilizing communities have been Chelsea’s longstanding passions. She has acquired over sixteen years of leadership experience in youth and civic engagement and she has served as Vice President of Zonta Mississauga, a member of Zonta International, an organization that works to advance the status of women globally.
Chelsea is a University of Waterloo graduate; she earned a Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology and an Honors BA in Economics, Arts and Business. She is also a Kappa Kappa Gamma and an avid travelerBack to the Global Team