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Kristel  Manes - Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Guelph, ON, CA

Kristel Manes

Mentor | CBASE | Innovation Guelph

Guelph, ON, CANADA

A master networker, Kristel connects IG's dots to the people, programs and events that help us and our clients grow.





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Kristel Manes is Director of the Innovation Centre at Innovation Guelph. A master networker, Kristel connects IG's dots to the people, programs and events that help us and our clients grow. She's also a small business owner, trainer, facilitator, serial entrepreneur, and business advisor.

Industry Expertise (5)

Management Consulting

Business Services

Corporate Leadership

Program Development

Events Services

Areas of Expertise (8)

Business Planning


Program Management

Executive Management

Sales Management

Leadership Development

Customer Service

Growth Strategies

Education (1)

Sheridan College: Diploma, Consumer Merchandising / Retailing Management

Affiliations (1)

  • Innovation Guelph : Project Lead, Women's Economic Advancement Project

Media Appearances (3)

Federal funding to boost female entrepreneurs in Guelph

Guelph Mercury  online


Kristel Manes, director of Innovation Guelph, is the project leader of the program. She said outside of the research portion of the study, the women volunteers will be learning valuable business skills from guest speakers and other professionals...

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Let the seven virtues be your guide

Guelph Mercury  online


Kristel Manes, director of Innovation Guelph and emcee for the evening, said the point of International Women's Day is to celebrate the strengths of women — and there's plenty of cause for celebration in Guelph. This event, called Ignite. Empower. Innovate. — Inspiring Women to Succeed in Business, was also a fundraiser for the Ignite Award, which will be awarded annually beginning next year...

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Guelph student's ravioli business among ventures get boost from program for young entrepreneurs

Guelph Mercury  online


The list of mentors for this season include: Kristel Manes, director at Innovation Guelph; Kim Baseggio, insurance agent for the Co-operators; Murray Short, senior accountant RLB; Dave Kruse, general manger of the Guelph Mercury; E.J. Stross, lawyer at Smith Valeriote Law Firm; and the team from GWBEC – Harold Devries, Cathy Byrnes, Scott Williams and Monica Schut...

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