Jodi Echakowitz is founder and CEO of Boulevard PR, the public relations and digital marketing agency she founded in 2001 to help startups, emerging growth companies, and VC firms focused on tech and mobile achieve their goals. Under her leadership, Boulevard PR boasts a talented and highly experienced team, is recognized as a strategic partner by clients, and has grown consistently by referral. A tech geek at heart, Jodi has earned a reputation for explaining deep technical concepts in a manner that’s easy for everyone to understand. Her passion for technology began at age 11, when she usedBASIC programming on her brother’s Apple II Plus-compatible computer to create simple games. It extended to her first full-time job in her native South Africa, where setting up LAN networks was among her many responsibilities. Since emigrating to Canada in 1994, Jodi has been immersed in the world of public relations, holding progressively senior roles at some of Canada’s prominent tech startups until embracing entrepreneurship. Her passion for both technology and the startup world has now taken Jodi down the path of aspiring angel investor. In between running Boulevard PR and connecting with her expansive network to identify her first investment, Jodi still makes time to give back by volunteering with causes close to her heart.