Natalie DakersPresident and CEO at Accel-Rx
Natalie Dakers is the founder of Accel-Rx, where she currently serves as President and CEO, as well as the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and its commercial arm CDRD Ventures. She co-founded Neuromed Pharmaceuticals and helped create over a dozen start-ups while at UBC’s Industry Liaison Office. Ms. Dakers serves on numerous local and national boards and panels including BIOTECanada and Augurex, and is an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Among her many awards are Startup Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year, WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and a Business in Vancouver Most Influential Woman.