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Building What's Next.

It isn't just a slogan

It’s how we start every conversation. It’s how we identify the future-fit ventures we work with. It’s how we partner with Founders to accelerate and de-risk the innovation process and create meaningful impact and return on investment.  And it’s how we accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy that prioritizes social and environmental goals as much as fiscal ones. That is why Thin Air Labs was created. 

Our beliefs

Focus On Founders

Founders are uniquely capable of 
influencing the success of their business.

Support Early to Reduce Risk

Active participation helps de-risk & accelerate the growth of ventures.

Human Impact = Greater ROI

Return on investment is driven by the 
size of the impact on humans.

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Three experienced entrepreneurs...

James Lochrie
CAPITAL PARTNER

Co-founder of the global fintech startup Wave, entrepreneur, investor, ideator and volunteer focused on creating new solutions to big problems.

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Jim Gibson

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Published author, entrepreneur, founder, venture financier, board member and community builder re-imagining new ways of generating value.​

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Greg Hart

DESIGN PARTNER

Ideas architect, people-first designer, lifetime entrepreneur, systems thinker, agile master planner with a future-forward intuition.

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...and a team of unlike minds

Rick Bird, Chief Operating Officer

Rick Bird
Chief Operating Officer

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Crystal Phillips, Health Lead

Crystal Phillips
Health Lead

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Mitchell Gillespie, Chief Growth Officer

Mitchell Gillespie
Chief Growth Officer

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Andrew Browne, Business Development Lead

Bob Thomes
Leader Effectiveness Lead

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Leah Sarich
Head of Story

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Andrew Browne
Business Development

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Katie Greene, Funding Catalyst

Katie Greene
Funding Catalyst

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James Grant
Marketing Lead

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Lucas Bock
Software Developer

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Ben Hilborn, Funding Catalyst

Ben Hilborn
Funding Catalyst

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William Lee
Software Developer

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Rosemary Sanchez
Software Dev. Lead

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MK Kim
Software Developer

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This uncharacteristic team enables us to take a bold approach to ecosystem venture building in Alberta and beyond.