Sessional Lecturer and Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Bilal Khan is the Managing Director of OneEleven, a post-seed technology accelerator focused on helping Canada’s most promising, high-growth start-ups commercialize their technologies and scale their operations. OneEleven is a unique partnership between industry, venture capital, government and academia with the objective of making Canada a global leader in the innovation economy.
Bilal is a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University where he both teaches and advises on innovation policy. Bilal is also an alumnus of Singularity University in exponential technologies at the NASA Ames Research Centre.
Prior to joining OneEleven, Bilal was the Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to three consecutive Minister’s of Economic Development, Trade and Innovation for the Province of Ontario where he was responsible for establishing and implementing policies to help advance Ontario’s economy. A lawyer, Bilal spent his early career practicing corporate and securities law as Legal Counsel to Russell Investments, a U.S. based multi-asset manager (acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group). Bilal has also worked at the United Nations at the Centre for Business and Human Rights.
Bilal sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Business Advisory Group of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), the Advisory Board of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), the Advisory Board of IBM’s I^3 Project (an IBM Watson initiative), and the Advisory Board of Technicity at the City of Toronto, among other initiatives.
TOPICS IN PUBLIC POLICY: Developing Innovation Eco-Systems