President, Zinc Ventures
Director, Uppercut and Assembly
Co-founder, Rainforest Alberta
As a leader in the tech and startup community for over 30 years, Brad Zumwalt has been a champion of innovation in Alberta. Currently President of Zinc Ventures and director of several tech companies including Uppercut and Assembly, he has served on the boards of Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Rainforest Foundation, Alberta University of the Arts, Science Alberta Foundation, University Technologies International, Viewpoint Foundation, Social Venture Partners Calgary and Innovate Calgary. His early career began at Image Club Graphics, starting as an intern and moving his way up to the top position. He led the company’s acquisition by Adobe Systems; he then led Adobe’s worldwide visual content team. In 1998, he founded EyeWire.com, a visual content and design company, later acquired by Getty Images. He has won numerous awards, including Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and the Generosity of Spirit Award. He is the co-founder of Rainforest Alberta, a network dedicated to nurturing and advancing Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and also worked with the City of Calgary to build Platform, an innovation centre in the city’s East Village. Believing in the importance of having a strong culture of innovation, he now dedicates his time as an angel investor and community volunteer.