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Nelson Lee elected as CEO and Ethan Hugh as CTO

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Haven shareholders elected founders Nelson Lee as Haven CEO and Ethan Hugh as Haven CTO effective immediately for a one-year term.

TORONTO, August 5, 2021 — Haven, a mobile safety app company created by two University of Toronto students who believe that returning to a pre-Covid world does not mean returning to pre-COVID dangers, today announced that it has elected co-founders Nelson Lee as CEO and Ethan Hugh as CTO for a one-year term.

Nelson Lee, who is the Engineering Director at the University of Toronto Students’ Union and ex-Student Council President at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, is a visionary who brings a breadth and depth of experience in technology, engineering, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Ethan Hugh, a strong programmer and great coordinator, brings Haven a wealth of experience in both front and backend technologies and completing large, multi-faceted projects.

"It's an honour to be elected as the CEO of Haven. We have been working at full steam and can't wait to release Haven in September 2021. Haven will completely change the way we think of safety" says newly-elected Haven CEO Nelson Lee.

Haven has been working for the past 5 months to create an app that helps improve campus safety. Haven was created after co-founders Nelson Lee and Ethan Hugh learned about the prevalence of sexual assaults and harassment at universities across Ontario in August 2020.

In March 2021, Haven was accepted by the University of Toronto's incubator, the Hatchery, to join their NEST 2021 Summer Program, which provided connections, mentors, and resources to help Haven succeed in its mission.

Haven plans on releasing its app on the App and Google Play Store in September 2021.

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