Eric Blais

Eric Blais

Affiliated Program

ideaBOOST

Biography

Eric Blais
Director, Innovation at BBM Canada 

Eric’s core strengths lie in assessing clients’ business requirements and delivering creative digital business solutions to real world challenges. He communicates with developers and customers in terms they understand. Whether the scope of the project is $5,000 or $1,000,000, Eric ensures that the project is not only delivered on time but under budget.

Eric has been helping two new startups: SlingRide, a ride-sharing portal, part of the JOLT startup accelerator program at MaRS and The Ghost Town Project, part of the CFC’s ideaBoost.

In 2009 and 2010, he secured over a million dollars in financing with the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Canada Media Fund’s Experimental Stream to produce a series of lifestyle mobile and tablet applications for the iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Eric continues to develop proven cost-effective, creative business tools and marketing solutions for a wide range of industries including: information technology, entertainment, automotive, health & fitness, legal and human resources.

Eric holds a degree in Art from the University of Ottawa, a certificate in Design Management from Ryerson University and has recently completed a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University.