Andrea Palmer, Founder and CEO of Awake Labs
Andrea Palmer is the Founder and CEO of Awake Labs, a digital health company working to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live healthier and more independently. Awake Labs works in the areas of care coordination, mental health, and human-centred care. Andrea is passionate about addressing the gaps in mental health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
Andrea has a background in engineering and business from UBC, where she was an active member of entrepreneurship@UBC and the MedTech Development Hub. In 2015, she completed the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University where she focused on leveraging AI to democratize healthcare globally.
She is a proud alumna of NEXT Canada’s Next36 program, where Awake Labs was named the Outstanding Venture of the year and Andrea received the Satchu Prize (2015). Andrea also completed the Creative Destruction Lab’s AI stream in 2018. Andrea has received Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award for BC & The North and represented Canada in Israel through the Start Tel Aviv competition.
As a young leader in the digital health industry, Andrea served as a member of the Canadian Federal Economic Strategy Table for Health and Biosciences.