Ian Jeffrey

Co-Founder & CEO
Breathe Life

An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience launching and scaling businesses in Montreal and Silicon Valley, Ian grew up watching his father, an insurance advisor, and understood from an early age the power these products could bring into people’s lives. He never thought he would get into insurance, but now, as a father of 2 young boys, he is driven by having a positive impact in people’s lives.

Beyond striving to improve the world through software, Ian aspires to create work environments where people are excited to contribute to the company’s Purpose, are empowered to make decisions, and enjoy themselves daily. He cares deeply about every individual on the team and wants to ensure they all feel a sense of accomplishment in what they do.

Ian was formerly VP Product Marketing at PasswordBox and took on the role of General Manager after the acquisition by Intel. He has played a key role in the launch of several startups and Co-Founded FounderFuel, Canada’s leading startup accelerator, as well as MTLinTech, Montreal’s voice of the startup community.

Mentor expertise: Fundraising, Culture and Pitching


Speed Circles

13/07/2022 13.25 - 14.25

AuditoriumAuditoriumNetworking Activation

Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice.