Natalie Dakers

Founding CEO
Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator

Natalie Dakers is a leading figure in the Canadian health sciences sector. She has been the founding CEO of several first-of-their-kind organizations, including Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (now AdMare BioInnovations) and CDRD Ventures. She co-founded Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, is an entrepreneur-in-residence with SFU VentureLabs and serves on numerous boards.

NON-PROFIT CAUSE: “Dress for Success – I know how important it is to feel like you are presenting yourself in the best way possible.” SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: “My grandmother, Majorie Ignatieff. She taught me the love of reading, being kind (especially to animals), staying curious and to be proud of who I was and not to be pressured to follow.”