Cara is the Founder and CEO of Ammolite Strategies, a boutique incubator and advisory firm specializing in technology commercialization. She is a recognized thought leader, author and speaker with over 25 years of executive leadership.Cara has consulted for over 100 businesses including several Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. As a serial entrepreneur she founded and exited two of her own firms. Cara holds a B.Comm. in Marketing, an MBA in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Haskayne School of Business and a CMC designation. She has sourced and advised on millions of dollars of financing, won numerous awards provincially and nationally and guest lectures regularly on the topics of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. She has mentored over 300 companies at the start-up stage with Google for Entrepreneurs and frequently judges pitch competitions.She has extensive experience serving at the Advisory Board and Director level for many organizations including the Hunter Hub and Centre at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and is a mentor with several local accelerators.