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Ying Tam

Managing Director, Health Venture Services MaRS

Ying Tam is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive who has co-founded several startup companies. These include Mindful Scientific, a medical device company addressing concussion diagnostics and management that won the startup competition at the Wall Street Journal WSJ.D Live global technology conference and the Medical Device track at the HealthKick Challenge; abridean (acquired by nCipher PLC), a software company that develops application provisioning and identity management solutions; and i-HRx (acquired by HealthConnex), a digital health company focused on chronic disease management.

Ying has significant strategic and operational experience since he’s held operating roles in a wide range of organizations, from early-stage companies to major multinational corporations. Previously, he was president and managing director of Maritech Software (acquired by AKVA Group ASA) — an early-stage mid-market ERP software and consulting company — vice president in the Management Consulting Practice at Ernst & Young, and he’s held director level positions at CGI and SAP. Ying began his career at IBM where he held roles in product development, sales and marketing.

Ying has a strong track record in mentoring and is heavily involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has been a mentor for the Entrepreneurship Program at Dalhousie University, for Futurpreneur’s mentorship program, and for Entrepreneur’s Forum. Ying has also spoken at universities and conferences on entrepreneurship and life sciences, and has been entrepreneur-in-residence for the pan-Atlantic Canada startup accelerator. He is currently mentor/advisor to several fledgling startup companies plus aspiring entrepreneurs/businesspeople.

Ying has been on the boards of public, private and not-for-profit organizations, and currently serves as director on the boards of WIMTACH and Ogden Pond Technology Group.

Ying attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he studied computer science and cognitive psychology.