The Profile (Gastown)
The Landing - 2nd Floor, 375 Water Street (Above the Whitecaps Store next to Steamworks)

  • Start Date: Wed Jan 18, 2017
  • Starts at: 06:30 PM
  • Ends at: 09:00 PM


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Dan Ruimy

Member of Parliament

Lisa Payne

CFO, Mine Sense

About the Event

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder
  • Anyone curious about what it is like to build a successful startup

 Special Guests

  • Liberal MP Dan Ruimy, Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU)
  • Lisa Payne, CFO Minesense; BC AGLG - Auditor General for Local Government

 What are some of the Topics?

  • What is it like to be a succesful founder in the Canadian marketplace
  • How a program like Founder Institute can help you launch your start-up
  • Types of Provincial and Federal funding available for Graduate companies
  • How to reach your 2017 Business goals
  • and more...


What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing
  • Introduction to the Founder Institute
  • Top tips on starting your Tech Company in 2017
  • Federal Technology Initiatives
  • Provincial start-up Ecosystem
  • Question and Answer
  • Registration
  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant


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