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Ian Haase

Lecturer, Information Systems

Co-Director, Pre-Business Program

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Innovation
  • Commercialization

Ian Haase is the Director of Entrepreneurship at Western University, and manages Propel, the on-campus business accelerator and co-working space. The centre provides mentorship, seed funding, connections and education/training for student and Alumni entrepreneurs. Propel also runs a sales-focused summer incubator program (PSI) between May-August for high potential startups. Prior to his role at Western, Ian spent 4 years working at the Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) TechAlliance, assisting numerous early-stage technology companies while managing the day-to-day operations of the Startup Services team. Throughout his career Ian has personally assisted more than 350 startup companies, and was the founder and CEO of Spatial Solutions, a software company based in Montreal. Ian plays an active role on a number of organizations and committee's in Southwestern Ontario with respect to entrepreneurship and local economic development. He is also an avid triathlete, completing 2 Ironman distance races in recent years. Ian holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a MSc. from McGill University and a BA from Western University.


  • BA(Hons), Western University
  • MSc, McGill University
  • MBA, Ivey