Megan Olesky is our Tectorian of the Week.
The UVic Computer Science graduate has developed a reputation around Victoria’s blossoming software startup scene as a contract developer with serious technical chops.
Olesky is also known for never shying away from challenging projects.
“Megan is very well-respected for technical expertise,” says Erin Athene, an Executive in Residence at Accelerate Tectoria and well-known champion of Ladies Learning Code in Victoria. “Megan is very willing to jump in there and actively partner with a growing startup.”
Mike Williams, VP of Marketing at RingPartner agrees.
“Megan is great to work with, and always goes beyond the project spec to build tools and systems that are effective, efficient and useful,” says Williams, who has worked with Megan at Tap for Tap and RingPartner. “Megan is really easy to work with, and she quickly understood many of the business needs for each project she worked on.”
While Olesky is sought after by local startups to bring technical know-how to a business concept, she is also a veteran of the startup trenches herself. Olesky has launched at least a couple of technology startups of her own.
Olesky was technical co-founder at Songspin.FM, a free, legal streaming radio curated from the best music sites on the web.
“Megan just gets in there and tackles challenging technical projects,” says Athene.
Olesky’s expertise with software startups should be in demand for quite some time.
So far the 123 applicants to VIATeC’s Accelerator program have created:
- More than 170 applicants
- More than $10 million raised in investment
- More than $3 million increase in revenues by the participating companies
- More than 150 jobs created or maintained
With startup success like this, we need more people like Megan Olesky in Tectoria!