NEXT Canada F22 ANNUAL REPORT - Report - Page 27
Geoff Taber Alumni
The Geoff Taber Alumni Achievement Award is a
recognition given to outstanding NEXT Canada
alumni for their achievement and venture success.
The award is named in honor of the late Geoff
Taber, who was a champion of entrepreneurship and
made many contributions to NEXT Canada and the
Canadian tech community.
Next 36, 2020
Lauren DeSouza is the co-founder and CEO of Ace, an
interview coaching platform that provides personalized
feedback to help job seekers prepare for interviews.
She is a graduate of the Lazaridis School of Business
& Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, where
she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration
(B.B.A.) with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Tim & Frances Price
This award recognizes the outstanding NEXT Canada
alumnus or alumnae who has demonstrated a commitment
to giving back to the NEXT community after completion of
Next 36, 2015
Zak Lefevre is the CEO of ChargeLab, an electric vehicle
charging software company. He has been an entrepreneur
for most of his life, starting his first venture at the age of 12 .
Lefevre is a graduate of McGill University, where he obtained a
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Computer Science, East Asian Studies,
and Finance. He also holds an International Baccalaureate (IB)
Diploma from the Western Academy of Beijing.