Our Team


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Sarah Howe, MBA, RTTP
Director, Innovation York
(416) 736 2100 ext. 20579

Sarah is the Director of Innovation York, the commercialization and industry liaison office for York University. Prior to joining York, Sarah worked as a Contracts Coordinator and then a Business Development Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children. Sarah is responsible the strategic direction and day to day operation of Innovation York, as well as supporting all four service streams. She has an MBA in technology and innovation management. Sarah is the former Chair of the Canadian Licensing survey and Associate Vice-President, Canada for the Association of University Technology Managers.


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Nilay Goyal, MBA
Entrepreneurship Manager
(416)?736 2100 ext. 20595

Nilay is the Entrepreneurship Manager at York University and manages York University’s Entrepreneurship program: LaunchYU. Previously, Nilay was the Founding Associate Director of the Creative Destruction Lab accelerator at University of Toronto, he founded the semiconductor verification product division at e-Infochips Inc. and led its acquisition by Cadence Design Systems, and led the Canadian operations for SkyQuest Technology Group, a global IP-based accelerator, research & investment bank. He has also worked as a management consultant in various industries including technology, healthcare and fashion and luxury goods. He has worked with various startups while helping them with their long term strategy, fund raising, and scaling operations.