annette markvoort entrepreneurial animator
Annette Markvoort is Leap Junction’s Entrepreneurial Animator, connecting bright lights to the power they need for their entrepreneurial journey, right from ideation to revenue generation. As part of LEAP’s mandate to promote and implement a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, this “creative carrot” collaborates with Fanshawe faculty and entrepreneurial ecosystem colleagues to develop and maintain the Campus Linked Accelerator’s programs and events, including everything from stone soup to launching leaps.
And Annette doesn’t only talk the talk — she walks the walk. As the owner and principle partner of Carrot Creative, an innovative boutique company, she’s an entrepreneur herself and specializes in event creation and management, thought provoking promotions, and corporate gifting. Passionate entrepreneur, designer, brand specialist, creative collaborator and stylist have all been used to describe Annette. She has a particular eye for design and detail, and has an incredible intuition for trends, but what pulls it all together is her passion for expression. She believes in the power of big ideas and, when she’s not connecting young entrepreneurs, she’s celebrating life’s events in big ways. From lawn bowling fundraisers, complete with costumes and cocktails to a coal laden Naughty or Nice themed holiday party. Annette knows how to dangle the creative carrot, to turn the typical into tada.