Success Story

Athena D'Amato


Athena D’Amato is an entrepreneur at heart. While a Master's of Business Entrepreneurship and Technology student at the University of Waterloo, D’Amato was supported through OCE’s Talent Entrepreneurship Development program. Afterwards, she received a First Job Program Award to work with LimeStyle where she used research and analysis for strategic business planning to spin out Angle Media Group.

As Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Angle Media, D’Amato continues to focus on research and analysis for strategic business development, marketing, social media and recruiting as well as the production of video, motion graphics and custom web solutions for businesses around the world. Staying true to her entrepreneurial roots Angle Media launched Your Web Training, an E-Learning platform. D’Amato continues to grow both sides of the business.

Educating students across Ontario is integral to Athena, as such she also teaches part time in the faculty of media studies at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.

“This program places talented graduates in R&D roles with firms that have limited research budgets. About 75 per cent of First Job participants continue with the company as full-time, permanent employees.”

—OCE Business Development Director

Return on Innovation

  • Real-world business experience
  • Created her own company

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