Canadian Corporate Innovation Summit
Vice President, Market Development – BDC Capital
Neal Hill is Vice President, Market Development, in the BDC Capital division of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). His primary responsibilities are to manage BDC Capital’s position as lead investor in the Government of Canada’s $1.35 billion Venture Capital Action Plan, and to collaborate with other stakeholders in improving the supply and efficient flow of capital into Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Neal has more than 30 years of experience in technology management and marketing, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S. Before joining BDC, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, for Cognos Incorporated, an Ottawa-based global leader in business intelligence and performance management software, now a unit of IBM. Earlier in his career, Neal was Managing Director of a Boston-based venture capital firm, as well as a co-founder of 3 start-ups. He has also served on the boards of over 20 early-stage companies in Canada and the U.S.
Neal attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Physics and Political Science.