Laura Buhler is the Executive Director of C100, a private, San-Francisco-based nonprofit association of Canadians in technology driven by a mission is to support Canadian entrepreneurs through mentorship, partnership, investment, and talent. C100 is the preeminent global community of Canadians in technology, with members across the major tech hubs of the US, Canada, and beyond. Every year, C100’s by-referral startup program curates a shortlist of Canadian entrepreneurs and invites them to Silicon Valley to expand their network of other founders, mentors, and investors.
She is a Board Director ofVenture for Canada, a national charity which develops entrepreneurial leadership skills through training and supporting youth to work at innovative Canadian startups and small businesses. Laura also serves on the Advisory Board of theHunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinkingat the University of Calgary, an incubator that nurtures a culture of entrepreneurial thinking on campus.
Prior to leading C100, Laura previously held roles in Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy at Gilt (acquired by HBC), an e-commerce startup on the frontlines of New York City’s burgeoning tech scene. In her early career, Laura was a Project Manager at the World Economic Forum in New York, and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in New York and in Canada. Laura is an alumna of the University of Calgary and of HEC Paris.
A native of Calgary, Canada, Laura currently lives in Oakland, California with her partner, Bryan.