Kelsey Ramsden

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Kelsey Ramsden
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Born (1976-07-12) July 12, 1976 (age 46)
EducationUniversity of Victoria, University of Western Ontario
Occupation(s)Founder of SparkPlay
SpouseAndrew Ramsden

Kelsey Ramsden (born July 12, 1976) is a Canadian businesswoman.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ramsden was born in 1976 in Kelowna, British Columbia.[citation needed] She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria. She went on to do her MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 2002.[2][3]


In 2005, Ramsden founded Tallus Ridge Development, a residential project management company in Kelowna, British Columbia.[4]

In 2012, she founded SparkPlay, a children’s monthly subscription service based in London, Ontario.[5] As of 2017, the website is inactive.[6] In 2005, Ramsden became the president of Belvedere Place Development, a civil construction firm based in Kelowna, British Columbia.[4][better source needed]

As of 2013, Ramsden was a member of the entrepreneurship advisory council at the Richard Ivey School of Business.[7] She wrote contributions for Huffington Post between 2013 and 2015.[8] Ramsden sits on the Richard Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship as a Mentor.[3]

A serial entrepreneur with a diverse range of business interests, Kelsey Ramsden is known for building multiple multi-million dollar companies across North America. She has been named Canada’s top female entrepreneur twice in the last ten years.[9]


In 2010, Ramsden was included in a list "Top 25 under 35" by Canadian Business magazine.[citation needed]

Ramsden was ranked first in Profit magazine's W100 ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs in 2012 and 2013.[10][11] She was featured in Profit's W100 November 2013 issue with an article: "The Time-Management Secrets of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur."[12]

In November 2013, Ramsden was one of two Canadians included in Ernst & Young "Entrepreneurial Winning Women".[12]

Ramsden became a part of Dell women's entrepreneur network in March 2014, and was ranked among the top 200 women entrepreneurs globally.[13]


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  2. ^ "Advisory Council - Ivey Institute for Entrepreneurship". Ivey Business School. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Winning ways". The Londoner. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Kelsey Ramsden". Canadian Business. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ Staff, Lioness (2015-04-30). "What $50 Million Mom Entrepreneur Kelsey Ramsden Can Teach You". Lioness Magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  6. ^ "SparkPlay - Kelsey Ramsden". SparkPlay. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Advisory Council - Ivey Institute for Entrepreneurship". Ivey School of Business. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Kelsey Ramsden". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  9. ^ Siebert, Amanda. "Twice Named Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur, Mindcure CEO Kelsey Ramsden Is Ready To Shake Up Psychedelics". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-11-27.
  10. ^ "Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2013". Profit Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  11. ^ Beaton, Eleanor. "Different Dirt (W100 profile)". Profit Magazine. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ a b Aarts, Deborah. "The Time-Management Secrets of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur". Profit Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  13. ^ "Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network". Dell. Retrieved 16 April 2014.