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Heather Courtney

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Alwyn Capital

Heather Courtney is the Founder and CEO of Alwyn Capital, an early-stage investment firm that partners with companies who are reshaping our food, materials, and biotechnology industries by transitioning away from the use of animals. Heather has been vegan for 25 years. In that time, she has witnessed the exponential growth of the plant-based food sector and knows the space intimately. Heather is both a creative and a scientist. She holds a degree in Biochemistry from University of Florida and spent years working as a scientific researcher before deciding on a career shift. She also holds a degree in Photography and Visual Communication from Parson School of Design. Prior to founding Alwyn Capital, Heather spent over a decade helping fashion and lifestyle companies cultivate their brand identity.

Heather is a Deal Lead for the GlassWall Syndicate (a group of over 200 mission-driven investors) and the Co-Chair for GlassWall’s Alternatives to Animal Testing Committee. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, the Investment Advisory Council for Material Innovation Initiative, and on the Board of Rise for Animals.

Day 2 - Nov 02, 2022
11:20 AM

Panel: Aligning Consumer Drivers with Investment Opportunities

Heather Courtney Headshot

Don’t Miss Out.

Over the course of two days, Plant Forward will demonstrate the strength and integrity of Canada’s integrated supply chain, highlight sustainability initiatives and the latest innovations happening in Canadian crops and ingredients, and provide insights from trailblazing companies who have chosen Canada as their preferred place to invest in plant-based innovation.

Registration is now closed.


Access to all Plant Forward in-person sessions including networking opportunities.

Regular: $1050


Virtual access to event sessions, includes virtual access to all Plant Forward speaker sessions. Q&A and networking opportunities are unavailable for virtual pass.

Online only: $850

Important Registration Information:

  • Registration closes October 28
  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – July 31
  • Plant Forward will follow the government-mandated COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site
  • View the cancellation policy here
  • See who’s attending Plant Forward!