MEET THE THRIVE TEAM

VANESSA PODGURNY

Director | THRIVE Canada

Vanessa Podgurny is the Director of THRIVE Canada at SVG Ventures.  She leads the development and implementation of SVG THRIVE’s accelerator, investment, and corporate collaboration programs across Canada.

Vanessa is an accomplished Canadian diplomat with 13 years of trade and international business development experience in the USA, Europe, and Russia. She is an expert in strategic and operational planning, innovation, and technology commercialization.  Most recently, she served as the head of the commercial section at Canada’s Embassy in Greece. 

Vanessa holds a BA from the University of Northern British Columbia and an MA from the University of Toronto.