Founder, Ground Control
Maura Rodgers has been an entrepreneur for 15 years. During that time, she has built and cultivated teams and the marketing efforts at numerous technology companies. In 1998, Maura co-founded her first Internet startup, Spinway in Palo Alto, California. Spinway partnered with large offline companies like Kmart, Barnes & Noble, and Capital One to offer free cobranded Internet access to their customers and became the fastest-growing ISP in history. In addition, Maura co-founded Strutta in 2008, a social marketing platform, which was acquired in 2014. She is now in the middle of building her next venture, Ground Control, a premium, product marketplace and online ai sales tool. She also co-founded the Startup Visa Canada initiative with Boris Wertz and Danny Robinson, is an enthusiastic promoter of Vancouver’s technology scene, a regular speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and customer development and a strong advocate for women in tech.