Grace Almendras-Castillo

Gifftid Inc.

Toronto, ON

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Grace Almendras-Castillo is an experienced entrepreneur, social impact and technology investor, inventor and solver of big problems. Leveraging her global experience gained over the past two decades in consumer healthcare, and with a successful exit behind her with the acquisition of Self Care Catalysts, a pioneering digital health company, Grace continues to challenge the status quo in significant ways.

As a pioneering lead in digital health transformation, she received numerous awards from various organizations including being one of the Top 50 Women in STEM in Canada, an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee , Springboard Enterprises Alum, MaRS Venture amongst many others. She is a Health Innovator, an inventor and one of the Patent Holders for Health Storylines, a digital health platform.

Turning her attentions to solving the challenges necessary to achieve a fair and equitable distribution of financial capital for social enterprises and having already understood the transformational power of unlocking latent human talent, Grace now seeks to enable global social entrepreneurs by harnessing bright minds, catalytic capital and impact investors, enabled by an innovative digital platform.

Grace takes learning passionately, having completed her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of the Philippines, Executive Development Program, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Entrepreneurship, The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Sustainable Finance and ESG Frameworks ,Yale School of Management, Social Finance and Impact Measurement and Management from The Said Business School, University of Oxford.

Grace comes from a family of women entrepreneurs and micro-finance investors, who opened doors to give opportunities for employment to people. She continues to build on this meaningful legacy.