Dr. Randy Yatscoff, a key member of the AllerGen network since 2010, has been awarded the Startup Canada Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an “outstanding impact and enduring legacy” in advancing the success of entrepreneurs, startups, startup communities and entrepreneurial activities locally, regionally and nationally. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin was the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in 2015.
“Randy is an exceptional leader in Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem,” says Dr. Judah Denburg, Scientific Director and CEO of AllerGen. “His innovation, creativity, and decades of dedication to supporting entrepreneurial activity have advanced an environment and culture for growth and success in Canada.”
Dr. Yatscoff is the Executive Vice-President of Business Development for TEC Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. He is also a valued member of AllerGen’s Research Management and Network-Supported Intellectual Property Advisory Committees, where he provides strategic advice to AllerGen’s research, knowledge and technology exchange and exploitation opportunities, and mentorship to Network investigators to support the development, protection, commercialization and financing of intellectual property arising from AllerGen research results.
Dr. Yatscoff received his award on November 29, 2016, at a red carpet Grand Finale in Toronto to celebrate the national winners.