From investing to testing to accelerating, Arlene is deeply involved in businesses across one of Canada’s most dynamic ecosystems. Check out some of Arlene’s work here.

District Ventures Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative companies in the food & beverage and health & wellness sectors. We have distinguished ourselves from traditional venture capital funds by offering a unique platform that provides companies with unparalleled support in marketing, programming, and commercialization With our focus on investing in emerging brands led by entrepreneurs, our team of experts offer investee companies a knowledge base and expertise that is unique in the Canadian venture capital industry.

Believeco:Partners is an independent, creative marketing, communication and advisory company. Composed of Believeco, a full-service integrated marketing firm and Castlemain, a leading Indigenous advisory firm, Believeco:Partners is an independent agency like no other in Canada. We believe in people and their potential to listen, move, speak, create and grow. Because when we believe in the best of people it gives us all a chance to become our best.

Venturepark Labs is a non-profit that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the food & wellness categories. Through various programs like the Accelerator, the Concept to Market Sprint and our Food Incubator, we help aspiring entrepreneurs develop ideas and products, and bring them to market with access to mentorship, industry connections and capital.