Mission + Vision

Be an impact-driven network that supports the growth of accelerators and incubators across Canada through collaboration, education, connection, and national and international stakeholder strategic exchanges.

A network of sustainable and successful accelerators and incubators across Canada, marking Canada as an international leader in values-driven innovation and ecosystem growth.


Executive Director, Founder

Stacey Wallin

Stacey Wallin is the Founder and Executive Director of CAIN with a background in founding and growing companies and in the investment banking industry. Through her role as Director of Venture Programs for the BC Tech Association, she led the team developing accelerators for companies in BC with a mandate of solving the largest ecosystem and policy-related challenges facing growth and scale stage technology companies. Stacey herself has founded three organizations, including CAIN. The first was LifeBooster, a tech startup now helping Fortune 100 clients detect and proactively respond to workplace injury risks. Stacey is also currently the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Numinus, a publicly traded company on the TSX-V creating an ecosystem of health solutions centered around developing and supporting the safe, evidence-based, accessible use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and at the forefront of addressing the growing prevalence of mental health issues and the desire for greater wellness.

Manager, Programs & Initiatives

Keerat Baidwan

Keerat Baidwan has been working with Stacey on CAIN since CAIN’s inception. Currently, she supports managing CAIN’s programs and initiatives and member experience. Keerat has experience working in the nonprofit sector through her internship at the BC Tech Association, which is how Keerat and Stacey met. Keerat is passionate about supporting the community and discovering innovative solutions to current world problems.

CAIN Board