Joel Adams is the President of VENDEV Management and the Founding Partner of Hacker Studios, a privately funded startup incubator in Canada.
Mr. Adams was previously the North American head of Engineering & Innovation for one of the world's largest Recreational Vehicle (RV) companies, where he led the development and testing of the world's first autonomous motorhome and launched a range of award winning vehicles and industry leading innovations, including proprietary lithium batteries, fuel cells, and solar systems designed to enable off-the-grid adventures.
Joel is also an experienced entrepreneur and was previously the Executive Director of one of Canada's largest research parks, the founder of Canada's first large-scale cleantech incubator, and an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Western University, where he has taught entrepreneurship & innovation to hundreds of students over the past 15 years.
He is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada's leading business school, and the Faculty of Engineering at Western University, where he was a member of the Board of Governors and the founding President of the Western Engineering Alumni Society.
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