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Top 10 Crowdsourcing Experts – Canada

The Crowdsourcing Week Team, along with our advisors are thrilled to present a new series on our picks for Crowdsourcing Week’s Global List of Experts. Here is our best crack at our Canadian top 10 (in no particular ranking).

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Don Tapscott (@dtapscott)

Author (most recent book Macrowikinomics), consulting company CEO, Hammond B3 player.U of Toronto, Rotman School Professor, Fellow Martin Prosperity Institute.

Author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything and Radical Openness

Claim to Fame: One of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, open collaboration, the economic and social impact of technology and current lead of Global Solution Networks

Website: The Tapscott Group

Latest Post of Substance: Ten Types of Global Solutions Networks
Latest Tweet of Substance: Smart societies: from citizens as sensors to collective action

Eric Migicovsky (@ericmigi)

Founder at Pebble. Enjoys hats.

CEO of Pebble Technology and Systems Engineer

Claim to Fame: Founder of the most successful campaign on Kickstarter to-date Pebble Watch, a successful Y Combinator venture – 85,000 funders and 300,000+ customers

Website: Get Pebble

Latest Post of Substance: It’s Time to Explore the Pebble App Store
Latest Tweet of Substance: Good luck to everyone adding finishing touches @thehackTECH!

Shelley Kuipers (@shelleykuipers)

Founder & CEO @Chaordix, Living in London with Bri (really missing Saunder & Kell)

Founder and CEO of Chaordix

Claim to Fame: Leads Chaordix – the global player in crowdsourced brand and product innovation that help the world’s leading companies and organizations gain sustained community engagement and predictive intelligence with global clientele including P&G, IBM, FutureBrand, KPMG, American Airlines, Virgin and Reckitt Benckiser


Latest Post of Substance: On Crowdsourcing innovation
Latest Tweet of Substance: Products are usually managed by one person, whereas an experience must be curated by several different owners…

Daryl Hatton (@darylhatton)

CEO @FundRazr, founder @ConnectionPoint, photographer, lacrosse coach, foodie, whisky nut, philosopher, mentor, father, friend, #KingOfGastown

CEO of FundRazr

Claim to Fame: Leads FundRazr - Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009 allowing enterprises and users to raise money for a variety of causes – $42 million since inception making it one of the top 6 crowdfunding platforms in the world


Latest Post of Substance: Top Personal Campaigns – First 24 Hours Predictive of Success?
Latest Tweet of Substance: 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Perks for Crowdfunding

NCFA Canada (@ncfacanada)

National Crowdfunding Association of Canada | Canada's Crowdfunding Hub | We Educate, Advocate and Connect Industry, Gov't, SMEs, Investors & Academia +

Founder and Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

Claim to Fame: Spearheaded multiple programs and initiatives including Canada’s Crowdfunding Directory, a National Ambassadors outreach program, and NCFA Canada’s advocacy efforts to advance equity-based Crowdfunding regulations in Canada.

Website: National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

Latest Post of Substance: Crowdfunding is Essential for SME job creation and innovation
Latest Tweet of Substance: Why Canada is where smart VC money is going in 2014

Jeremy Gutsche, The Culture Vulture, (@jeremygutsche)

CEO at Trend Hunter (@trendhunter), award-winning author of Exploiting Chaos, rule breaker and keynote speaker (

CEO at Trend Hunter (@trendhunter) and author of Exploiting Chaos,

Claim to Fame: Founder of, the world’s #1 largest, most popular trend spotting website, boasting more than 1.5 billion total views and 3 million Facebook Fans with content produced and curated by 130,000 Trendhunters

Website: Trendhunter

Latest Post of Substance: Trainwreck Fascination
Latest Tweet of Substance: 17 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Tech-Obsessed …

Ashley Hilkewich, The Socially Responsible Insurer, (@ahilkewich)

Corporate Responsibility and Non Profit Consultant, MBA Candidate

Brand Manager Aviva plc and Leader of Aviva Community Fund Project

Claim to Fame: Not-for-profit expert helping manage one of the biggest corporate crowd funded platforms, sponsored by Aviva plc, helping donate 4.5 million to positive community causes over the last 5 years

Website: Aviva Community Fund

Latest Post of Substance: Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Aviva Community Fund Competition
Latest Tweet of Substance: Good read on the intersection of brand and CSR

Paul Dombrowsky, The Engaged Citizen, (@ideavibes)

Updates from Ideavibes and news about the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding work we do and campaigns we are running.

CEO of Ideavibes

Claim to Fame: Leads Ideavibes and its white label crowd engagement platform which helps communities and organizations manage their own crowdsourcing or crowdfunding campaigns to faciliate engagement and tap into the wisdom and power of the online crowd.


Latest Post of Substance: A Practical Guide to Crowdsourcing
Latest Tweet of Substance: Heck of a yarn: Mystery of statue scarves solved via @OttawaCitizen What a great idea #crowdsourcing warmth

HeatherLeson, The Crowd Community Manager, (@heatherleson)

Idea hacker, community builder. I'm obsessed with bridges, visit Gehry cities and am a serial volunteer. Imagine this world if we all lent a digital hand.

Community engagement director for the Open Knowledge Foundation

Claim to Fame: Bridges technology and people across a number of full-time, consultant and volunteer initiatives.


Latest Post of Substance: Every Interaction is a Gift
Latest Tweet of Substance: Need an afternoon tangent? Check out the 108 #opendata #ODD14 self-organized events. People are amazing:

Adam Spence,The Social Enterpriser, (@adamspence)

Centre for Impact Investing @MaRSDD and @theSVX. Figuring out how to mobilize capital to tackle our most pressing problems. #sofinance #impinv

Founder of the SVX and Associate Director, Venture and Capital Programs at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

Claim to Fame: Focused on collaborative work driving social, economic and environmental justice through finance, education, social innovation and public policy change as an advocate, researcher and social entrepreneur.


Latest Post of Substance: Impact is What Matters
Latest Tweet of Substance: Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success? @Guardian: . #sofinance #SIB