Alroy Almeida

Director, Deep Tech


Alroy’s goal is to make Canada the global leader in Deep Tech. Waterloo Region in particular has the talent to build strong businesses underpinned by extremely challenging technologies – materials science, robotics, computer science, photonics. Breakthroughs in these technologies demand more resources and time for development and commercialization compared to other businesses. Alroy is building out programming and partnerships to support and accelerate these companies. He also enjoys calling on his prior experience to advise startups. Previously, Alroy was CEO and Co-founder of Voltera where he worked with a world class team to revolutionize electronics. They reduced traditional circuit board manufacturing time from weeks to hours and introduced scalable manufacturing processes for circuits that are flexible, stretchable, moldable, biodegradable, and biocompatible – features that will forever change how we all interact with the devices around us. Alroy is a Mechatronics Engineering alumnus from the University of Waterloo with co-op work experience focused around industrial electronics and medical devices.


thursday – 02:30pm Scale Up

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

The Importance of Leveraging Your Ecosystem

Grants, funding, and incubators are part of an array of resources that play a pivotal role in nurturing and accelerating startups. This panel will shed light on the extensive and important nature of an ecosystem and the opportunities that help drive innovation, growth, and market expansion.