Holly Bond

Senior Account Manager, Investment Attraction, Innovation

Holly Bond has more than 20 of experience in franchising, entrepreneurship, sales management, marketing and mentoring business startups. In 2005, Holly founded the Bulldog Interactive Fitness

Inc® franchise system where she combined interactive video games with exercise to make fitness fun for kids.


Bulldog Interactive received international attention, with franchise applications coming in from

countries around the world, including Dubai, Portugal, Singapore, Columbia and Australia. Franchises

were sold across Canada and Florida. In 2008, Bulldog was successfully acquired by DHX Media.


Most recently she held the role of Vice President of Sales with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider where she helped launch the brand in the Atlantic Provinces and lead the sales growth across Canada.  


Holly has been featured on CTV National News, CBC Venture, Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Canadian

Business, Today’s Parent, Prevention Magazine®, Franchise Business and Canadian Marketing Magazine

to name just a few. She was chosen as one of Atlantic Canada’s five most interesting business people, and one of the top seven to watch in 2007. Holly is past recipient of the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award, the Women of Excellence Award, and Innovative Business of the Year. She was also a finalist for the Manning Award.


A graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University, Holly serves on the Board of Directors at NSLC, and the Campaign Committee of the Dartmouth General Hospital. She is a passionate Mentor in the start-up community with programs such as the Atlantic Grow Export Program, MentorFirst, the Norm Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship, Futurpreneur and CEED.