About Shoelace

Shoelace is an innovative learning company which has developed a platform to deliver research based and adaptive learning content to players anywhere in the world through hyper-engaging games. The company has developed a unique way for teachers to create and deliver assignments through games.

About Shoelace's Founder

Julia is an innovative tech entrepreneur focused on impact. She has founded and led several successful technology ventures, including as CEO of Google’s first North American premier GoogleApps partner.​ Julia has previously been identified as one of the top 50 Canadian Women in STEM by Women of Influence. In 2014, Julia was presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2016 Julia was awarded the BMO Global Growth and Innovation Award. Julia is also a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Economic Roundtable for Digital Industries, where she spearheads systems innovation in education. ​She is also a former Olympian Kayaker and a mother of four.

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