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Nadia Al-Banna

Nadia Al-Banna

Senior Director at Allarta
Toronto, Canada

Mentorship Connection

$300 /month
This connection is free for Idea/concept and startup venture stages.

Two meetings per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


Dr Nadia Al-Banna is a scientist-turned-entrepreneur and an enthusiastic supporter of entrepreneurship, especially in the health, biotech and education space. Nadia has developed a career as an innovation architect, a strategic advisor, leader and founder of her own consulting practice. Bridging science and business, she has 15+ years of experience advancing and mobilizing innovations and partnerships across the innovation ecosystem. Nadia holds a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, MBA from University of Toronto and completed professional development courses in Organizational Leadership. She served as member of UofT’s Academic Board and member of Rotary e-Clubs. As a mentor and speaker in North America, Africa and MENA, she supports women-in-STEM, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent development. Nadia is multi-lingual and enjoys learning languages and cultures.

Spoken languages

Arabic English French

Mentorship motivation

  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I want to see African entrepreneurs succeed and their business develop and thrive