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Jaxson Khan is a marketer, founder, and community builder in the technology and social sectors. Jaxson leads marketing at Nudge.ai, an artificial intelligence platform that helps sales teams find and grow the right relationships. Jaxson is also a co-founder of Young Diplomats of Canada, a national diplomatic program, an advisor and judge for Venture for Canada and Code for Canada, the national startup and government technology fellowships, and was named a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, a global network to improve the state of the world.

Previously, Jaxson managed public relations at Influitive, the leader in customer advocacy technology, and was employee #1 at Paddle, a career technology startup. He coordinated change management initiatives at Microsoft, co-chaired a corporate citizenship board for AstraZeneca, and co-founded an advisory board for The Globe and Mail.

Jaxson has spoken across the world on youth leadership, entrepreneurship, and policy, including at TEDxEdmonton, The World Bank, and the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre. He has represented Canada to the United Nations, World Bank, and G20 at global summits including in Istanbul, London, Washington, Kigali, and Azerbaijan. 

Jaxson co-authored mass-market book "2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World”. He also co-authored academic article "Urban Tech Sector Growth Drives Economic Resilience" in the International Economic Development Council Journal.

Jaxson studied global development at Huron College of Western University as a 3M National Student Fellow, Lloyd-Carr Harris Scholar, and one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20. He also studied product management at BrainStation, negotiation through a Harvard Law School based curriculum, and data-driven marketing at Stanford University.

Appearances (Press/Articles/Speaking)

  • Upcoming
  • Wealthsimple FinTech Hackathon – November 25 2017 – Target Alpha STC, Judge & presenter
  • MarketTO – November 2 2017 – Presenter
  • 2017
  • SingularityU Canada Summit – Oct 11-12 2017 – Volunteer facilitator
  • Entrepreneurship Week – Sept 29 – Judge
  • International Economic Development Council, Annual General Meeting – September 18 2017 – Entrepreneurship & Innovation, presenter
  • Elevate Toronto – September 13 2017 – Workshop facilitator
  • International Economic Development Council Journal – July 2017 – Urban Tech Sector Growth Drives Economic Resilience
  • World Economic Forum, AI Session – July 2017 – Barrick Gold, 5 Things We Learned from Artificial Intelligence
  • Venture for Canada – April 2017 - How to Hack Influence
  • Toronto Learning Night – Apr 2017 - How to Hack Influence
  • Western Gazette – Apr 6 2017 - Western alumni leads young leaders summit
  • Safe City Mississsauga & Status of Women Canada – Mar 24 – Leadership and political change
  • Ryerson University – Social Ventures Day – Jan 28 – Next 150 years in Canada
  • 2016
  • Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals – Nov 30 – Hacking PR: Media, influencers, and thought leadership
Jaxson Khan at the First Global Forum on Youth Policies Jaxson Khan McMaster



In 2014, our team at TEDxEdmonton had the pleasure of seeing one of Canada's most outstanding emerging leaders, Jaxson Khan, speak to a crowd of over 400 people. One of the youngest speakers in our event's history, Jaxson delivered, speaking with poise and passion, showing us why our country's future is in good hands. Emerson Csorba, Chair

Queen's Conference on Philanthropy

Jaxson contributed significantly as a panelist at QCOP, using his experience in a variety of endeavours, and interacted well with the other panelists to bring a meaningful discussion to the delegates.Heather Evans, Conference Co-Chair

McMaster Student Leadership Conference

Jaxson spoke at the McMaster Student Leadership Conference in January 2014. His delivery was engaging and fresh and rather than speaking "down" to students, he spoke "with" them. The global experiences he shared left students inspired and with the motivation to "care to catalyze change in their community". Thank you Jaxson for exciting our students to reach out and change the world that they live in. Anna D'Angela, McMaster Students Union

Appleby College Global Leadership Seminar

Jaxson spoke with a select group of grade 12 students pursuing the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership about the power of youth to affect real and meaningful change in their communities. Drawing from his own experiences, he offered practical strategies for implementing plans of action and tips for overcoming roadblocks along the way. Jaxson was a dynamic speaker and strong facilitator who engaged his audience and strived to connect with each individual in the room. Rob McGuiness, Assistant Head of School, Global Education, Appleby College




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