We work with entrepreneurs and innovators at any stage of business. We are here to support you on your journey to success by reducing barriers. We can connect and introduce you to the resources you need (and may not know exist) through our Partner Network and Programming.


Sandbox connects people & their ideas to business resources; where guided collaboration and sharing of collective knowledge support their journey to success.


To be recognized as a thriving hub for shared innovation and entrepreneurship in Central Ontario.


Promote and showcase the innovation ecosystem | Increase diversity of the region’s economy | Increase resiliency and growth of companies.


Jesse Kerr
Creative Commissioner
Danielle Lazarevska
Managing Director
Chris Mazzone
Client Program Strategist
Mackenzie Fennell
Marketing & Public Relations
Mitch Graszat
Content Producer


Craig Busch
Thomas R. Ambeau (Tom Sr.)
CEO, Ambeau Consulting
Joanne McPhail
Co-Managing Partner, Barriston LLP
Sergio Morales
Councillor, City of Barrie
David Jupp
VP Sales & Managing Partner at Near North Customs Brokers
Michelle Huggins
Owner at Lazy Tulip Cafe
Gerry Price
CEO & President, The Look Company
Jamie Doran
Executive Director, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Georgian College

Interested in joining our board?

The Sandbox Centre is searching for a new interim Member of our Sandbox Board of Directors who can help us to continue to kick it up a notch.  We need someone with integrity, accountability, imagination, and passion.  We’re looking for someone who understands how to make things happen and who can plug-in to our passion to help create more outcomes for our business community. 

The role currently available is an interim one that carries a term through to our AGM currently set for the Fall of 2020. At that time you can seek out a 2 year term.

The purpose of the Sandbox is to connect people and their ideas to business resources here in Simcoe & Central Ontario. We break down barriers and fill gaps in the ecosystem in order to serve entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and businesses at all stages, supporting them on their journey to success.

The Board is composed of nine members, five of whom are elected by the Members, on a rotating basis, every two years. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm, often followed by a cocktail and some great discussion.

The Board oversees a scrappy team of 4.5 that is always pushing forward.  There is no ‘off’ switch or time to waste. They are continually in drive, working autonomously while maintaining a high degree of synchronicity to push forward with purpose.

Tell us about yourself, why you are interested in serving on the Board, and what you would bring to the table.  Send us your autovideographical (just innovated that word – see how quickly things change?) account of why you’re interested in seizing the opportunity. If you’re used to more traditional written forms of communication – that’s fine too.  

Bonus marks will go to those who are already part of the SBX Ecosystem – especially SBX Members. However, the right people will surely shine through; familiar or not to us today. We won’t discount those who haven’t met us yet – we’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Be yourself! We want to feel ‘you’ come through the screen (or page) while you talk about your plan of attack and reasons for wanting to join our Board of Directors. In 2 minutes on screen -or- 1 page in print, let us know what gap you would fill on our Board and how that would elevate our collective ability to share knowledge and connect our ecosystem to drive economic growth. 

Email / WeTransfer your submissions to info@sandboxcentre.com with the heading

SBX Board Directors | Your Name + Something Catchy by May 31st,2020

“We wanted to create something to help businesses get better.. Be more competitive.. and accelerate our economy”
Craig Busch, Founder


Sandbox connects people & their ideas to business resources; where guided collaboration and sharing of collective knowledge support their journey to success.