The People Behind the Scenes.

The team that works to make the dream work.

Annee Ngo


Founder, President

Avid outdoorswoman and keen for adventure, Annee spent the first years of her career starting businesses from scratch. Her first success story was GH Nutrition Inc. where she served as CEO and exited after the small retail brand grew into a franchise. In her exploration of business in tech, she attended her first ProtoHack in Seattle. In love with the mission, she pioneered their International City Director program and Upon launching our label white experiences, was asked to become a Co-Founder. She now serves as the President and spends considerable time sharing her insights and experience as a founder and influencer of growth for several startups.

Rukshana Hassanali


Vice President

Rukshana is a growth hacker that specializes in all things digital. Previously, she led brand marketing at PressReader and founded BC Psychological Assocation's 'Piece of Mind'. As our VP at ProtoHack, she leads consumer voice, brand, and messaging as well as integrates data, testing, and proofing into every part of our process. Ruks is obsessed with all things design and artsy. You can find her at your local art gallery and design studios.

Ritika Rakshit


City Director

Ritika is project management aficionado, having worked on a diverse array of teams that range from a remote 3-person healthcare startup to the provincial government. She is currently in Operations for Canada's biggest biotechnology company, STEMCELL Technologies. She leads our most robust community in Vancouver. Self identified as a Third Culture Kid, she takes good coffee and good coffee very seriously.