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Colleen Brennan-Vandersteen

Advisor Winnipeg, Canada Area, CA

CEO and Founder, Alenna Enterprise Inc. and CEO and Founder, Refill Depot. Nominee 2015 Katerva Award - Global Sustainability!

CEO and Founder, Alenna Enterprise Inc. and CEO and Founder, Refill Depot. Nominee 2015 Katerva Award - Global Sustainability!

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Involved In

Founder

Alenna Enterprise Inc.
Refill Depot

Positions

Enabling IBM Canada Ltd. September 2004 - August 2013
Computer Operations Air Canada May 1978 - August 2013
CEO and Founder Alenna Enterprise Inc. March 2011 - present
CEO and Founder Refill Depot March 2011 - present
Enabling IBM Canada September 2004 - August 2013

Education

Red River Community College Computer 1975 - 1977
St. John's High School Business 1973 - 1975

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Patents
  • • Business intelligence
  • • Lean startup
  • • Disruptive technology
  • • Business model
  • • Business Development
  • • Business networking
  • • Design Strategy
  • • Design Thinking
  • • Opportunity Assessment
  • • Social Change
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • Systems Architecture
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Design • Business Development • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Lean Architecture

Key Accomplishments

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Karen Pain and Joseph Cormier
We worked together  •  Worked , and Co-Owner, Boreal Berry Bar Inc..
Colleen is passionate about her work and her alternative system for recycling. She is a skilled entrepreneur who is awesome at networking a ... nd promoting her product line. She is very personable and extremely easy to work with. She loves exploring new ideas and is an exceptionally hard worker.
Ali Rivers
We worked together  •  Technical Lead - Climate Change, Ecometrica. Previously Senior Climate Change Analyst, Ecometrica. McGill grad.
Colleen and I connected regarding an environmental assessment for her start-up business. The business introduced an innovative way for indiv ... iduals and smaller vendors to reduce packaging, waste, and transport, and Colleen was continually finding additional ways to reduce waste, use recycled materials and overall reduce impacts throughout the business design.
Piers Warren StartUp .. Innovate
We worked together  •  Innovation 15, BigTime Media Piers Warren and Piers Warren - Principal, BigTime Media Piers Warren.
She is chasing her Purpose.....
Paul Dube
They're my friends  •  COO, BRIVAS TECHNOLOGIES, Operations, ProvenSecure Solutions, Founder BioSec AC, Founder Amorpheousys, LLC, and Member, Drone*Control.
Colleen has the drive and vision to revolutionize the way fluid products are provisioned. I am including her concept in several plans and th ... ink you will find it worthwhile to do the same.
Juli Schulz
We worked together  •  Marketing Consultant, AGENTS 99. Previously Marketing Consultant, Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems.
She is one of the most amazing leader who is resourceful, smart, driven, and overall leader with one of the most innovative sustainable prod ... ucts in the world today. She is in line to be so successful in anything she puts her mind to!
Rick Reid CPP, CIM, P.Mgr
We worked together  •  Vice Chair, SCMA Federation Council, Supply Chain Management Association.
I'm impressed with Colleen's vision and drive. Colleen's plan for transforming distribution and eliminated waste is both innovative and rel ... evant for today's world. Her passion and ability to communicate her vision make her a great entrepreneur.

Paul Dube
They're my friends  •  COO, BRIVAS TECHNOLOGIES, Operations, ProvenSecure Solutions, Founder BioSec AC, Founder Amorpheousys, LLC, and Member, Drone*Control.
Paul is definitely a step-up to assist / mentor, socially responsible and thoughtful individual, he is unique in the startup world! Paul ... has terrific advise and ideas, intelligent game changer!

Rick Reid CPP, CIM, P.Mgr
Vice Chair, SCMA Federation Council, Supply Chain Management Association.
Rick is a professional Supply Chain Management Executive. He is tactful, well liked by everyone and provides informative Supply Chain Manag ... ement presentations, we met at the Winnipeg World Trade Centre. Rick takes initiative to promote new ideas, he created an opportunity for Refill Depot to present at Supply Chain Management Association of Manitoba's general meeting which was successful, creating a unique exciting buzz! I am forever grateful for his step up to promote Refill Depot!

Juli Schulz
They're my friends  •  Marketing Consultant, AGENTS 99. Previously Marketing Consultant, Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems.
Juli is my Sustainable Advisor, marketing and branding expert, she is brilliant at startup promotion. She is driven, professional and has ... step up to assist, I'm extremely grateful our paths crossed!