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Dan Kagan (right), Vice-President and General Manager at DocuSign, receives a tour of Ripple Farms from its co-owner and farmer, Olivia Pasut. Both Mr. Kagan and Ms. Pasut are Seneca Business graduates.

Jan. 17, 2020

Entrepreneurship is in Dan Kagan’s DNA.

As the Vice-President and General Manager at DocuSign — a San Francisco- and Seattle-based company that provides electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services — Mr. Kagan independently founded and developed the brand’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

Today, DocuSign supports hundreds of thousands of customers in more than 180 countries, with Mr. Kagan focused on sustainable growth and further brand amplification. As a graduate of the Business Administration – Management diploma program, he has given back to Seneca as a volunteer, guest speaker, alumni mentor and, most recently, as donor to HELIX — Seneca’s on-campus business workspace and accelerator.

“The support that HELIX gives to student bodies to fuel the entrepreneurs of the future and some of these startups is fantastic, and it will continue to create not only jobs but opportunity and fuel technologies and innovations in Canada, for Canada and for the globe,” he said.

Through HELIX, students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, are given the tools to develop their own entrepreneurial mindset. The incubator is free of charge and provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the guidance, networks and workspace to develop and launch their business concepts into successful, scalable and sustainable ventures.

“The more we can invest into HELIX, the more successful it will be,” Mr. Kagan said.

Since 2015, HELIX has engaged with 10,500 students, community members and organizations, accelerated 350 ventures and held over 650 events for aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and mentors.  


To learn more about how you can support projects at HELIX, contact advancement@senecacollege.ca.