Lead, Fund Development
Joined the team: January 2020
Jennifer Kelly is a Fund Development Lead at Platform Calgary. Jen firmly believes in collaboration and helping others, driving her to use the fundraising experience she has gained to help startups achieve their goals and establish relationships in the process.
Help startups with?
Jennifer wants to help local entrepreneurs on their journey by providing them access to the space, programs and people they need to grow.
Jennifer loves Calgary's size, which makes the city accessible. She also appreciates that Calgary has everything a bigger city has to offer without feeling overwhelming. Jennifer enjoys living in Calgary because the physical paths that easily connect you to people and places.
Aside from having a Master in Business Administration from Dalhousie University, she has experience in fundraising for municipal election campaigns in Toronto and for events at Ryerson University, and where Jennifer discovered a passion for connecting with people both in her profession and personal life. Jennifer knows the difficulties that startups face when trying to access resources, what better way for Jennifer than to use fundraising to help startups achieve their goals.
Fun outside of work?
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, being with friends and family, and camping.