Aha! Defining moments of 20 tech entrepreneurs
Start-up Canada Vancouver Tour
The Startup Canada BC Tour hits Vancouver September! Startup Canada is a grassroots, entrepreneur-led initiative created to support and inspire entrepreneurship. The National Tour includes 40 stops through 10 provinces over seven months.
Be a part of the celebration and join 300 of your peers September 19th at a social event and share why being an entrepreneur in Vancouver’s start-up tech community is so awesome!
Aha! Defining moments of 20 tech entrepreneurs will feature 20 enlightening startup pitches and a keynote speaker. The night will end with the always fun Startup Drinks.
4:00 pm — Lightning pitches from 20 great Vancouver tech startups answering the question: What was your aha! moment — when you knew you wanted to be an entrepreneur and start a company?
5:00 pm — Keynote speech and Q&A with Rahim Fazal
6:00 pm – September Startup Drinks, networking and announcement of winning pitches!
Keynote Speaker: Rahim Fazal
Rahim Fazal is a serial entrepreneur, start-up adviser and public speaker born and raised in the Champlain Heights neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC.
Most recently, Rahim was the Founder and CEO of Involver, a Sand Hill VC-backed social media marketing platform used by more than one million companies and many Fortune 500 brands. Involver was acquired by Oracle in July 2012.
While still in high school, Rahim co-founded a web-hosting company and negotiated its sale for $1.5 million while taking his Senior Year final exams. He then started a web services platform business and took it public, becoming one of the youngest directors of a publicly traded company in the United States.
Rahim completed his MBA at Canada’s top management school, the Richard Ivey School of Business. Because of his achievements, he was the youngest student in the school’s 80 year history accepted without a prerequisite university degree.
A frequent and popular speaker, Rahim’s life planning program, “Gettin’ It”, provides alternately hilarious and sobering education to youths on how to truly get what they want out of life.
Rahim was honored at The White House with an Empact 100 Award by Startup America and The Kauffman Foundation. He has been named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in America by Inc Magazine, and one of the Top 25 Digital Thought-Leaders by iMedia.
Date: September 19, 2012
Time: Doors at 3:00 pm | Pitches at 4:00 pm | Keynote at 5:00 pm | Startup Drinks at 6:00 pm
Location: 3rd Floor, Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
For more information, please visit: http://www.startupcan.ca