From November 15 to 17 we invite you to join the U of T Career Exploration and Education department as we celebrate National Entrepreneurial Month.  As with our continued goal of amplifying the career stories and lived experiences of our equity deserving Alumni, this month we’ll be putting a spotlight on BIPOC entrepreneurialism.

Nanoleaf was founded in 2012 by three UofT grads who shared a passion for the green technology and created the world’s most energy efficient light bulb.

As Nanoleaf’s Chief Executive Officer, Gimmy is responsible for Nanoleaf’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. Gimmy is Canadian born Chinese and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto.

He’s had 8 years of management experience at one of the largest technology-consulting firms in North America and has delivered numerous multi-million-dollar projects across North America for companies like Best Buy, TD Bank, and Hawaiian Telcom. His unique background in IT optimization, comprehensive understanding of corporate structure, and highly experienced problem-solving abilities have proven to be key in growing Nanoleaf into a global company.