Sherry Colbourne

President & CEO

Sherry is a Canadian entrepreneur who has recently returned to Ontario from a 4-year entrepreneurial sabbatical in Middle East, where she co-founded Startup Oman. Together with a small but energetic team, Sherry established Startup Oman as the hub of Oman’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused specifically on high-impact entrepreneurs. Startup Oman’s unique strength is identifying and growing SMEs that have the greatest likelihood of regional and global success. After just one year of operation, Startup Oman serves a roster of just over 1000 SMEs and almost 200 stakeholders representing private sector and government agencies.


Prior to founding Startup Oman, Sherry was co-founder and CEO of Ladybug Teknologies, a social technology company that developed innovative breath-screening solutions for North American social drinkers. Sherry’s energy and love of technology was seeded early in her 25-year career in the Canadian high tech sector where she worked for some of Canada’s leading technology innovators including Leigh Instruments, Com Dev, Diemaco, DspFactory and Certicom.