BCIT, Discovery Foundation, ECUA+D, SFU & UBC are pleased to announce that we’re hosting Startup Canada Vancouver Town Hall on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Startup Canada Vancouver Town Hall brings together Vancouver’s entrepreneurs, students, universities, incubators, accelerators and other innovation economy stakeholders for an open dialogue and brainstorming session about how entrepreneurs and startups can be supported on the path to success by our governments, universities, incubators and accelerators. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to network and share your ideas, and help make Vancouver, BC, and Canada an even better place to launch a company.
Startup Canada is Canada’s first-ever, entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by supporting and celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship. Startup Canada is launching this effort with the country’s first national entrepreneurship tour and campaign. The tour runs from March to September, engaging 25,000 Canadians and 250 partner organizations across the country.
Town Hall Agenda Topics:
• Welcome messages from Daniel Shapiro, Dean, SFU Beedie School of Business,
John Jacobson, President & CEO, British Columbia Innovation Council, and
Rick Spencer, Writer, & Growth Guru
• Panel Discussion – Supporting the Startup: Role of BC Universities, incubators and accelerators
• Vancouver Town Hall Brainstorming Session: “How can the Vancouver entrepreneurial community better support Entrepreneurs and Startups?”
• Teams brainstorm, prepare and present action plans
Karn Manhas, Terramera Biosciences
Karn Manhas is an entrepreneur with fourteen years’ experience in government, project management and business development. He is the founder, President & CEO of Terramera Biosciences, a BC company committed to becoming an industry leading developer of innovative bio-pesticide products proven to be safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. He was also the youngest MLA ever to be elected in the history of the province of British Columbia.
John Seminerio, Partner, Magellan Angel Partners
John Seminerio is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record: John co-founded super-computer company OctigaBay Systems, which was acquired by Cray (NASDAQ:CRAY) in 2004 in a transaction that was recognized as “Deal of the Year” by the Canadian venture capital industry. John earlier co-founded Abatis Systems, which was purchased by Redback (NASDAQ:RDBK) for over C$1 billion. He is currently a Partner of Magellan Angel Partners, a venture development company that provides angel capital and hands-on mentorship to BC information technology companies and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at VentureLabs.
Join the movement by registering a spot now for the Town Hall – free admission, first come first served. Spread the word – guests are welcome.
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Includes light lunch
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business
Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1W6
Registration: Please reserve your spot by registering here