Harley Finkelstein is a serial entrepreneur who has launched a number of successful startups, and he is the founder of one of Canada’s leading apparel companies, Fink inc. Additionally, Harley serves as a mentor to the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI), sits on the financing committee for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), and is an advisor to both the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and to the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF).
In 2007, Harley co-founded Innoventure Capital, a unique seed financing firm that provides funding and strong mentorship to early-stage startups. Innoventure’s latest startup is Smoofer.com, which purports to be Canada’s leading online t-shirt shop. Harley recently received his law degree from the University of Ottawa, and completed his MBA at the school’s management faculty in the summer of 2009. As of September 2009, Harley will be working with one of Toronto’s leading business law firms where he’ll be focusing on corporate finance and commercial law.
Harley may be reached at: Harley@finkinc.ca