Yashin dedicated 4.5 years to co-founding two automotive technology startups in Canada. ShockLock is a globally used safety tool for professional mechanics and Pitstop is a cloud & mobile platform using artificial intelligence to identify and predict vehicle failures. As Chief Operating Officer, Yashin’s hustle and ability to identify unique business opportunities assisted with the development of the ventures go-to-market strategy, sales processes, strategic partnerships, and financing from government and institutional investors.
No stranger to the startup eco-system, Yashin is an award-winning entrepreneur and an alumni to the Velocity Garage incubator, Techstars Mobility accelerator, Communitech REV accelerator as well as the Next Founders program.
Yashin studied Communications & Management at the University of Waterloo. During his spare time he enjoys cooking up a storm of new dishes and catching the latest Toronto Raptors game (Go Raptors!).