Full Name
Mr. Shafik Mina
Job Title
2Inspire (Mad Science & Imagine Arts Academy)
Speaker Bio
Shafik Mina is a serial entrepreneur, President and Co-Owner of the Mad Science® Group and Co-Founder of 2inspireTM and Crayola® Imagine Arts AcademyTM. Shafik joined Mad Science Group as in-house counsel in June of 2009. In 2012 he was named President and in 2016 he became Co-Owner.

Having conducted business in over 30 countries, his business background and entrepreneurial experience allows him to bring a highly valued and pragmatic approach to his role as President.

Outside of his career, Shafik is a business mentor and a value investor for a handful of innovative startups, as well as a dynamic presenter on a variety of business topics.

Shafik started his career at 19, by successfully launching and operating two companies in the food industry. He then earned his law degrees and practiced at a top tier national Canadian law firm, before joining Mad Science.

Shafik holds a Bachelor Degree with Honors in Political Science, a Juris Doctorate in Common Law and a Bachelor in Civil Law. He is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

2inspire was founded in 2018 as a house of brands with a focus on children's enrichment concepts. 2inspire’s portfolio of companies includes: Mad Science, a global leader of science enrichment programming for children, as well as Crayola Imagine Arts Academy, founded in 2016, through a partnership with Crayola, to inspire children through art by developing their creativity and critical thinking. With Mad Science and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy, 2inspire has franchises located in more than 23 countries around the world. The company brings educational entertainment to millions of children each year through innovative concepts such as after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events
Shafik Mina