Melissa Kargiannakis, MHISis the Founder & CEO of skritswap. skritswap is a Silicon-Valley Venture-Capital backed Canadian start-up that uses AI to replace jargon with plain, everyday language. With skritswap, Melissa was one of only four founders worldwide selected to participate in the Women's Startup Lab in California in 2016 and has pitched around the world including at the League of Extraordinary Women in Silicon Valley in 2018.
Melissa was also one of only three Canadians to receive the Queen's Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.
Her past experience includes Research Director of all Academic Medical Research in Sault Ste. Marie, Studio Y Fellow at the MaRS Discovery District, the Ontario Public Service, and more. Melissa has spoken as a keynote and on panels alongside executives from Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM, and more at the Vault in San Francisco, Rotman School of Management, Western University, and beyond.
Most of all, Melissa is a connector and interested in connecting with you.