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Ryan Hickey

Originally from Halifax, Ryan has been a proud member of the Waterloo high-tech community since 1999 when he joined a company named Research In Motion (BlackBerry). After an incredible 15 year career at BlackBerry, Ryan co-founded a telecommunications company, named eleven-x, which he continues to build into a global technology leader.

Ryan has always been involved in his community whether it was teaching adult literacy, coaching sports teams, or contributing financially to charities. Becoming a Social Venture Partner was a natural progression for Ryan to not only have a greater involvement in helping local charities but to also gain a deeper understanding of the needs of our community.

In addition to being a passionate entrepreneur and innovator, Ryan enjoys traveling, photography, skiing, and hiking. Most importantly, Ryan is a loving co-parent to his two amazing children.