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Vijay Sappani
Founder and CEO at Ela Capital, CDG Canada


With a business degree and twenty years in pharma, government, and CPG under his belt, Vijay Sappani is a diversified entrepreneur and an angel investor in several Cannabis start-ups. 

Vijay is also the Cofounder of TerrAscend and a variety of other businesses including Qunuba Sciences, High12 brands, Savikalpa Sciences, and Materia Ventures.

When he isn’t developing new companies, Vijay does philanthropic work through The Sappani Foundation, which focuses on girl’s education, rare diseases, and supporting democracy and freedom in the public policy space. He also sits on the board of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), Macdonald-Laurier Institute, CDG Canada and Asha for Education Canada.

Agenda Sessions

  • OPEN SESSION - From de-risking to value creation – The evolving role of patient communities in rare disease drug development and commercialization

    On Demand