Chris Eben

Chris Eben

Affiliated Program

ideaBOOST (Board of Advisors)

Biography

As a mentor, investor and community event organizer, Chris is a tireless advocate for all things entrepreneurial. He helped to bring Startup Weekend to Canada, running some of the biggest events among the global Startup Weekend community, and organizes the Toronto chapter of global pre-accelerator program Startup Next.

Chris joined TWG after 15 years in the Enterprise Software Market, focused on Business Intelligence, Analytics and Performance Management. He has worked with both startups and large organizations, and held roles in product management and client services - most recently as Director of Product Management at Actuate Corporation.

At The Working Group he leads a team of designers, developers and product managers, partnering with leading brands and promising startups to design and build market-defining software products. Chris is a founding partner of PostageApp, the easiest way to send email from web apps, and an investor in a growing list of startups through TWG Acceleration Partners, including Nudge Rewards, Organics Live and ShopLocket.

Chris holds his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.