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Dan Collens

Dan is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong Waterloo resident. Most recently he was Co-Founder and CTO of BigRoadwhere he led product and engineering. Prior to co-founding BigRoad, Dan was Co-Founder of OurGroceries, a leading maker of mobile shopping apps.

In 2001, he co-founded Kaleidescape, the premier supplier of multi-room movie systems for the high-end home theatre, yacht, and aircraft markets. At Kaleidescape, he directed the engineering organization for 5 years, from founding, through product launch, growth, and profitability.

Dan holds a B.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and several software patents. Currently a stay-at-home dad to his three children while his wife Joanne leads her team at Google, he chairs the Millen Woods P.S. parent council. At rest, he enjoys fishing and wilderness canoe trips with friends and family. Dan is eager to learn more about the world of philanthropy and the local community from his fellow SVP Partners, staff, and investees.