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Rachel Zimmer

General Manager, Toronto

Rachel Zimmer is a leader in the Toronto tech community and is incredibly passionate about accelerating entrepreneurship in the Canadian ecosystem.

Rachel began her career at Johnson & Johnson where she led the Canadian division of $100MM global brands including Tylenol, Aveeno and the Digestive Health Portfolio.

After resigning her post to pursue entrepreneurship, Rachel co-founded, scaled and exited her company – 5Crowd – in under 3 years. Prior to EF, Rachel coached over 50 startups as an Entrepreneur In Residence at the Ryerson Incubator, the DMZ.

Rachel has been named Top 30 Under 30 by Marketing Magazine, Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Desjardins Bank and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by the Toronto Board of Trade. She has also been featured as a Subject Matter Expert in popular industry publications and groups such as Fast Company, Ad Age, The Entrepreneurship Society and Crowdsourcing Week, to name a few.