Emilie Cushman is the co-founder of Kira Talent, an admissions assessment platform for colleges and universities. Cushman founded the company in 2012, at the age of 22 when she participated in The Next 36, a program that provides young entrepreneurs with venture capital and access to CEO mentors. Since launching Kira Talent, Cushman has been named the HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow and one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
The Kira platform helps admissions teams to assess applicants with timed video and written responses to evaluate skills like communication, leadership, and creativity. Prior to launching Kira, Cushman received her bachelor’s degree from the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.