Ms. Brenda Irwin is the Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Relentless Venture Fund. Irwin was Partner at BDC Venture Capital. Brenda is an investor, advisor and seasoned board director. Brenda is a former life science venture capitalist for Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). While at BDC she had personal responsibility for management of a $100M+ healthcare portfolio including private to publicly listed organizations. Brenda specializes in both assessing and top grading the investment potential of early stage companies. She has been a Board Director for 15 private and public for profit life sciences and biotechnology corporations. Market sectors represented within her portfolio ranged from therapeutics, biotech, medtech, health technology & wellness organizations. Brenda is committed to inspiring young women to pursue careers in science and technology. Brenda is proud to have spent nearly a decade on the non-profit Board of Directors for Take A Hike - Youth at Risk Foundation, an organization enabling at-risk youth to positively change their lives. Presently she is a Director on the Providence Health Care Board of Directors and chairs their Innovation Committee.