Petra Mutch is capacity builder and award-winning former food processing entrepreneur and innovator who is deeply committed to creating a more inclusive, just, human-centered and generative economy through the power of feminist business practice, pedagogy, theory, innovation and entrepreneurship. Mutch current serves as the Executive Director of Food Starter, a 20 000 sq ft food processing start up incubator and accelerator hub based in Toronto which serves 300+ clients. Mutch is also the founder of Eve-volution Inc (2014), a B Corp certified, collective which advocates for increased support for women-led and community-based incubator and accelerator programs as an important part of Canada’s innovation strategy. Mutch is also the founder and acting publisher of LiisBeth magazine which serves as the voice for the growing, 10 000+ all gender, entrepreneurial feminist community.
Mutch is a certified Growth Wheel coach and Feminist Business Model Canvas Master Coach. Mutch holds an EMBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. In 2010, her dairy was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation and GFTC’s Sustainable Company award. She is a co-founder and co-producer of the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum—an educational, collaboration and resilience-crafting conference for entrepreneurial feminists of all genders. Her work was recently recognized in the Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries book which was published November 2017. Mutch was recognized as one of Canada’s Inspiring 50 women in April 2018.