A born innovator with a passion for helping others, Jeremy Hedges is the Founder and CEO of InkSmith, a company dedicated to enhancing student learning and achievement through designing and manufacturing STEM education tools and resources. InkSmith’s coding, robotics, 3D printing, and laser cutting edtech tools and their accompanying classroom resources, are available globally through strategic partnerships in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the United States, and Mexico.

In March of 2020 as the COVID-19 global health pandemic broke out, Jeremy and the InkSmith team retooled their business to meet the demands of Canadian healthcare workers in desperate need of PPE. From here, Jeremy founded his second entrepreneurial venture, The Canadian Shield, a company dedicated to saving lives through the production of PPE, and now one of the largest manufacturers of PPE in North America.

Jeremy remains the visionary force behind enabling a more equitable and progressive education for students around the world through enabling the purposeful integration technology into daily teaching practices. Agile and resilient, Jeremy embodies the entrepreneurial spirit by embracing social responsibility, fostering innovation and driving economic growth. His diverse interests and passions also include building environmental sustainability and social prosperity for future generations, which are reflected in the human-centric learning outcomes of InkSmith’s products, such as the Climate Action Kit.