Aatif is an eclectic electrical engineer and social policy wonk who is at the intersection of technology and social impact driven by a passion for disruptive business models, innovation and just trying to do the right thing. As the Director of Startup Edmonton, his aim is to reduce friction for early-stage tech entrepreneurs accelerating towards success. He also has a social enterprise, Salaam B’y, based on a documentary about his life coupled with education initiatives to develop a more inclusive Canada. He is keen to disrupt the traditional energy ecosystem with strategies for energy decarbonization, democratization and digitization leveraging new technologies and, more importantly, new economic models and entrepreneurs to work towards more equitable future energy + city systems.


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