WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to empower our community by creating a safer world for people to live in through smart jewelry. We believe that anyone should have a quick way to call for help, no matter where they are. No one should feel unsafe in their community. Working on smart jewelry, our goal is to create an elegant and modern design that would blend in with the wearer’s day to day life. Something that the user would wear on a daily basis, something that is always there by your side to offer help if needed – your armor in disguise.
Georgiy Sekretaryuk is a second-year Computer Science and Mathematics student at Simon Fraser University, a Youth Ambassador at YELL, and a software developer. As an enthusiastic problem-solver passionate about giving back to the community, his goal is to improve the future for generations to come. At NERO, Georgiy focuses on product development and manufacturing of the technology behind the smart gems. Georgiy hopes that with his efforts, he will be able to create a better and safer world for people to live in.
Meet the visual half of the NERO team. As director of marketing, Sonya manages all brand and creative content while working with Georgiy to get the word out and build community and dialogue. She was attracted to working for a tech startup with purpose. With experience in public relations and marketing, Sonya is eager to share NERO with the world.
Michael is a Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP practising in the area of technology law. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and venture capital funds on a range of financing, M&A and commercial transactions. Michael has advised numerous startups and emerging companies and devotes significant time to organizations in the BC startup community and serves on the board of Accelerate Okanagan. Michael is excited to be working with the NERO team to help bring wearable tech that makes an impact to the world.
Lorena has always had an entrepreneurial spirit with the intention of giving back to her community. With a background in International Business and a passion for creativity, her business LOLO Jewellery &Accessories was created. All her designs are created with the intention of helping women feel beautiful and confident. When asked to design a piece of jewellery to carry the smart gem, she agreed without hesitation. As our lead designer, she is grateful to have the opportunity to help women feel not only beautiful, but safe and secure. This is a project of pure passion for her and she is delighted to be a part of this journey.