Debra Chanda, Managing Director of Launch 120 Inc. Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Advisory Board


NCFA Canada | March 10, 2014

Debra ChandaTORONTO, ON March 10, 2014 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that Debra Chanda, Managing Director of Launch 120 Inc. has joined the Association’s Board of Advisors.

Ms. Debra Chanda is the Managing Director of Launch 120 Inc., a strategic marketing venture catalyst firm that quickly provides North American commercial strategy and corporate development services to diverse start-ups, emerging-growth and high-growth companies.  Debra represents 14 years in the North American marketplace working with clinician-innovators through her involvement with portfolio companies of Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Launch 120Prior to Launch 120 Inc., Debra was the National Product Marketing Manager for Medtronic and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Adagen Medical International, Inc. ®: both medical device companies representing Spine FDA registered products.  Additionally, she was the Director of Marketing and Interim Management for Fountainhead Ventures, LLC and its technology portfolio companies.  She is a former Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Management, Atlanta, GA., and Global Ambassador Canada, Singularity University, Nasa Ames.  She grew up on a farm in southwestern Ontario, Canada.  Ms. Debra is passionate about accelerating technologies into the marketplace in collaboration with winning teams.

“What makes me excited about Crowdfunding is that it is a real-time marketing focus group for product development and end customer feedback.  It is essentially a bottom up approach to innovation that provides much needed capital for startups while creating market adoption.” – Ms. Debra Chanda, Managing Director, Launch 120, Inc.

“Debra is a go-getter focused on solving problems through innovation and ‘out of the box’ strategic execution.  Her experience in the health care technology sector combined with her academic and entrepreneurial achievements give Debra an edge and a view towards the future.” – Craig Asano, Founder and Executive Director of National Crowdfunding Association of Canada


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