Where the passion begins

It's all about helping people

At Afin, we have years of experience as innovators and working with innovators.  Although there are loads of opportunities to grow innovations, went it came time to find them and act upon them, we were faced with the same question everyone asks:

where can we find someone to help us navigate this sea of information? 

Artists and athletes have talent agents who can promote them, a dedicated person who can spot opportunities and negotiate to get the best outcomes.  How about innovators, how about people who generate ideas and concepts, people who want to start their own company? 

That was the spark.   I knew how to help innovators make an impact, so I would create the first talent agency for innovators.

The idea grew from my own experience as a scientist.  In academia, we live from one grant to the other.  With the teaching and administration added to the workload, we do not have much time for anything else but deliver on the grant and plan the next one. 

Starting a company is pretty much the same race against time.  We are looking for clients, developing the assets or services and looking for the next source of funding.  It is a continuous battle to find enough time to juggle every task, and get a healthy work-life balance.  Inevitably, one, the other or both will suffer.

Imagine you had an innovation agent who could be a coach, a mentor, a negotiator, or a manager for you and your ideas. 

  • Someone whose sole preoccupation would be to make sure your skills are best utilised? 

  • Someone who can promote your concept and ideas with potential partners? 

  • Someone who can help you build your vision, tell your story and make it happen?

At Afin, we offer the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization.  If you want to experience the bespoke expertise of Afin for yourself, get in touch and let’s discuss how we can travel together on your innovator's journey.


The Founders

Shared values, ethos and dedication


Founder and CEO

Dr Brigitte A. Lavoie, PhD

Brigitte is a neuroscientist, an entrepreneur and an artist who loves to solve puzzles and find out how systems interact.   She worked for over 20 years in sensori-motor interactions, giving her a keen interest in multidisciplinary teams.  She combines her passion for science and technology and her desire to generate value from innovation to identify the best way to help innovators reach their goals.  She has spent years developing and supporting collaboration between academia and industry in order to progress biomedical research along the translational pathway.

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