District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space Team

Natalie Arseneau – Manager, Programming & Sponsorships

As Manager of Programming and Sponsorships for the District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space, Natalie works closely with IBM Canada staff and leading industry partners to develop innovative programming tailored to accelerate the growth of promising entrepreneurs. Natalie comes to the space with three-year’s experience at Innovate Calgary, one of Canada’s leading post-secondary incubators. Prior to joining the space, Natalie was an entrepreneur herself, co-founding Kitchen Collective, an online social-dining marketplace. Natalie has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria.

Alex Davoli – Community Coordinator

Alex is the Community Coordinator for District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space where she serves as the local social media guru. Alex received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University. She continued her education at the University of Calgary where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Most recently, Alex served as a Communications Intern at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre where she was responsible for a wide range of communication-related tasks including fundraising and event planning, as well as building the Centre’s social media platforms.