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Wednesday, September 26

10:00am PDT

Founder's Cafe: Fireside Chats with Founders
Limited Capacity full
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Ever curious how an idea becomes a startup and what it takes to build a company? What keeps these entrepreneurs up at night? What are their proudest and most challenging moments they've experienced so far? And how they are preparing for the future?

In this 90 minute interactive session, each panelist will begin the session with sharing their story through a panel discussion and then we will have fireside chats with each Founder, rotating World Cafe style.

Moderated by Jennifer Curleigh and Leah  Hennessey Rai, Culture Collaborators at SPARK Creations & Company, we will hear the Founder's journey from Aman Mann, Co-Founder and CEO of Procurify, Chris Jensen, Co-Founder of Left and RightMesh, Claire Booth, Founder and President of Lux Insights and Shawn Neumann, Founder and CEO of Domain7.

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Jennifer Curleigh

Culture Collaborator, SPARK Creations
As a Culture Collaborator at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., Jennifer is creating meaningful human connections at the core of her business. Her clients work with her because she has a gift of connecting people to themselves, to each other and to the work they do. These connections strengthen culture within organizations, creating lasting... Read More →
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Leah Hennessey Rai

Culture Collaborator, SPARK Creations
As a Culture Collaborator at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., Leah is elevating life experiences at work through integrating play into her workshops. As a professional actor, dancer and performer, Leah brings to her clients activities that overcomes the fear of failure using improv... Read More →

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Claire Booth

Founder and President, Lux Insights
Claire Booth is an entrepreneur, market researcher, speaker, facilitator and university professor. She has almost 20 years’ experience capturing insights for companies across North America both as an executive with market research giant Ipsos, and, since 2008, as founder and president... Read More →
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Chris Jensen

Co-founder and CEO, Left and RightMesh
As Co-founder and CEO of Left, Chris spearheads the company’s mission to use technology and innovation to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The greatest challenge Left is addressing, through the RightMesh project, is providing connectivity in emerging markets with a... Read More →
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Aman Mann,

Co-Founder and CEO, Procurify
Aman Mann, the CEO of Procurify, is on a mission to to create better ways of working and improving organizational spend culture. With first hand experience of inefficient business procedures at numerous other companies, he was inspired to create a solution that addresses the pain of managing business expenditure. Pr... Read More →
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Shawn Neumann

Founder and CEO, Domain7
Shawn is the current board chair of First West Credit Union and Founder and CEO of Domain7, a digital experience, product and platform agency headquartered in Vancouver. As a director of a First West’s predecessor credit union, Shawn was part of developing the vision to create a multi-brand Canadian credit union that embraced the best of local credit union values while... Read More →

Wednesday September 26, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
UBC Robson Square
Friday, September 28

10:00am PDT

Women In Tech Journey: A Day in the Life in All Career Levels
Limited Capacity filling up

What's it like to enter the tech space as a new grad to leading an organization as the CEO? What are the challenges faced along the career path and how do we make each transition? What are key lessons that we can learn to support our journey as a women in the tech space?

In this 90 minute interactive session, we'll hear stories and real life experiences from a panel of women in tech from a new grad, mid-level career, Senior Leader all the way to the head of the company! We'll then get into smaller groups so you can get up close and personal with each panelist.

Moderated by Lorie Corcuera and Aileen de la Torre, Co-Founders of SPARK Creations & Company, we will hear the women in tech journeys from Rashika Raizada, Software Developer at 1QBit, Tate Gibson, Marketing Program Manager at Agreement Express, Heidi Martin, Director of Information Security at Clio, and Amiee Chan, President at Norsat International Inc.

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Amiee Chan

CEO and President, Norsat International Inc
Dr. Amiee Chan has over 15 years of experience in executive management and research and development in the telecommunications industry. Dr. Chan’s strategic vision has driven Norsat’s innovative product development program and resulted in consistent revenue growth since her appointment... Read More →
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Lorie Corcuera

Co-Founder & CEO, SPARK Creations & Company Inc.
Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development... Read More →
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Tate Gibson

Marketing Program Manager, Agreement Express
Tate Gibson is a Marketing Program Manager at Agreement Express, a FinTech company that provides customer on-boarding automation for financial services to achieve same-day applications, approvals, and revenue. Tate is also the Founder of the Vancouver Technology (VanTech) Marketing... Read More →
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Heidi Martin

Director of Information Security, Clio
Heidi Martin is the Director of Information Security at Clio. She leads a team of software developers and engineers who work to keep ahead of the risks to Clio and match the pace of a fast growing, industry leading legal tech company.  She is focused on building a great team and... Read More →
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Rashika Raizada

Software Developer, 1QBit
Rashika Raizada recently started working as a software developer at 1QBit. She has a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical and she is currently wrapping up her masters at the University of British Columbia. She is highly motivated by... Read More →
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Aileen de la Torre

Co-Founder and CFO, SPARK Creations & Company Inc.
As the Co-Founder and CFO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., Aileen simply shines! Upbeat, positive, and carefree, Aileen balances this with a desire for constant improvement and growth, personally, professionally, and for the people that are fortunate enough to come in contact with... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100

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