Neil Wainwright

Founding Partner, CDL-Toronto | CEO & Founder, UpHabit

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Atlantic, CDL-Estonia, CDL-Melbourne, CDL-Montreal, CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris, CDL-Seattle, CDL-Toronto

Streams: Artificial Intelligence, Climate, Computational Health, Digital Society, FinTech, Manufacturing, Oceans, Prime, Quantum

Neil Wainwright has more than 30 years of technical engineering experience and has been an entrepreneur in building and managing businesses for over 25 years. He has a strong business leadership background and broad technical skills cultured through firms he has founded and through senior management positions held at Nortel Networks, Lotus Development, and IBM. Neil is a professional engineer and holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Neil has bootstrapped his way through multiple businesses and has raised private equity/VC investments. His last business was quite successful and recently led to a significant exit. Neil is now actively involved in another startup and in coaching and mentoring the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs. He’s also now building the world’s best personal business networking app for small business to enterprise customers.