Ashif Mawji is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor and a community builder. He is a Venture Partner with Rising Tide (San Francisco based venture capitalist) and serves on a number of private and nonprofit boards.Ashif was awarded the 2002 Ernst & Young Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2005 was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and in 2007 named BDC’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Alberta) and has received Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies award three years in a row. Ashif received NAIT's Alumni of Distinction Award and was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Graduates in 50 years and also received an Honorary Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT. Ashif is an Honorary Colonel for the 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Canadian Army) in addition to receiving the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as the Alberta Centennial Medal. In 2019, Ashif was inducted into the Junior Achievement (NA) Business Hall of Fame in 2019.Ashif has serves/served on several boards, including Edmonton Police Foundation (Chair), Invest Alberta Corporation, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Young Presidents Organization Alberta (Past Chair), Hockey Canada Foundation, Hockey Canada Gala, CN Community Foundation, Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Kids Kottage, Alberta’s Promise, Economic Development Edmonton, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Corent Technology, University Hospital Foundation, Citadel, Edmonton Opera and others. Ashif has also been a Prairies and National judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.Ashif was named a Henry Crown Fellow in the class of 2015 (only one of four Canadians ever to be selected to this group, since 1996). The Henry Crown Fellowship is a part of the globally renowned Aspen Institute. Ashif is happily married and has two amazing boys.