Sam Jenkins

CEO, WellNext and Chair, Edmonton Fringe Festival

Sam Jenkins

Sam Jenkins
CEO WellNext and Chair, Edmonton Fringe Festival

Sam Jenkins is foremost an entrepreneur, but he also identifies himself as a volunteer, a community organizer and an advocate for the importance of arts and culture. Currently, he is the CEO and one of the co-founders of WellNext, an Alberta-based technology startup. WellNext provides a platform for employers to positively influence employee physical and mental health, and workplace well-being through incentives, campaigns and community-driven culture. In addition to his responsibilities with WellNext, he also acts as an advisor and director for several other technology-driven businesses and social enterprises.

In the community, Sam provides leadership and advisory to a number of different non-profit organizations, as the President and Chair of Fringe Theatre Adventures and the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, a co-founder of Startup Edmonton, an entrepreneur-led social enterprise that aims to amplify innovation and activate startups while making Edmonton a hotbed for creativity, as a Director of the University of Alberta Business Alumni Association.

In 2012, Sam was named one of Edmonton's Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine.