Jeanette Jackson

Jackson is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with broad experience in technology, business development, marketing and operations. As the CEO of Foresight, she has led rapid growth, transforming a regional organization into Canada’s largest cleantech accelerator. Since 2018, under her leadership, Foresight has expanded accelerator programs from one province to national, built a vibrant Industry Innovation Program, and launched a sectoral approach to accelerate cleantech innovation. Jackson is a frequent speaker, media guest, and advisor to industry and government.

Prior to joining Foresight, Jackson was founding CEO of Light-Based Technologies, which she built into a thriving enterprise with venture capital support and a successful personal exit in 2011. As president of The Brag Company, she oversaw the complete restructuring of the business and sale of the company in just two years. As an executive-in-residence with Foresight, Jackson advised more than 20 ventures in several markets including bio-energy, electric vehicles, smart buildings, water tech, robotics and wind.

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