Meet the team behind FoundersBeta

We’re always up for a chat about startups and opportunities. Shoot us a message!


Eric Rafat

Founder & CEO

Eric is a passionate founder with a wealth of expertise and experience in startups, building high-performing teams, and product development. Having won three volunteer awards for his contribution, he believes in the power of entrepreneurship to create opportunities for all. He is a top-ranked tennis player with relentless drive to always reach to the next level. 


Maryam Zaidi

Marketing Manager

Maryam Zaidi is a user experience/ digital strategist currently working in healthcare. As a graduate from the University of Toronto in the Master of Information Program, her interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction and empathetic design. In her spare time, she loves to read, run, and occasionally code!


Bagas Wicaksono

Marketing Coordinator

Third year student at the University of Toronto interested in new ideas, videos, and innovation.


Shawn Liang

Marketing & Business Development

Software Engineering student, music lover, foodie, and sci-fi enthusiast.

We’re always looking for talent

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