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  • Boris Wertz

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    Boris Wertz is one of the top tech early-stage investors in North-America and the founding partner of Version One Ventures. His portfolio encompasses over 40 early-stage consumer internet and enterprise companies, including Edmodo, Flurry, Frank _ Oak, Indiegogo, Julep, Top Hat, and Wattpad. He sits on the boards of Clio and Indochino among others. Boris is a venture partner of Munich-based Acton Capital Partners, a consumer internet fund that is focused on later stage companies with an established track record of revenues and profitability. He is also one of the founders of GrowLab, a Vancouver-based start-up accelerator.

  • Meredith Powell

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    Meredith is a serial entrepreneur, rule breaker, connector _ creative. Meredith founded three brand management and business strategy agencies in the fashion industry, opening showrooms across the US _ Canada, all before the age of 27. She’s partnered with top global brands including H_M, Saks, Urban Outfitters, dressed the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker _ Julia Roberts, and been featured in NY Times, InStyle _ Vogue. Today, Meredith pays it forward as the Creator of women’s speaker series, Founders Collective, a dedicated tech startup mentor, Advisory Board member to RAW Beauty Talks, and Co-Founder of national non-profit The Next Big Thing.

  • Jonathan Bixby

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    Jonathan is the Executive Director of GrowLab, a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. Jonathan was the CEO and a co-founder of Strangeloop Networks, creator of the first network appliance and cloud service for accelerating dynamic web applications. Under Jonathan's leadership, Strangeloop raised over $21M in financing, including a Series A round of $11.5 million, one of the largest rounds of private Series A financing for a technology start-up in Canadian history. Prior to forming Strangeloop, Jonathan co-founded IronPoint Technology, the largest content management company in the country. As chairman of the board, Jonathan led IronPoint from start-up to successful acquisition by The Active Network (ACTV) in 30 months.

  • Kiranjit Sidhu

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    Kiranjit is the site lead for Facebook's Vancouver office. Prior to his move to YVR, Kiranjit spent seven years at Facebook's headquarters in San Francisco as a software engineer (and later an engineering manager). Kiranjit has also spent time with Amazon, and holds a Master's in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Greg Caws

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    Greg is an entrepreneur who builds technology businesses. Appointed President _ CEO of BCIC in October 2013, Greg brings extensive experiences that spans startups, large corporations, private capital, public service and board governance. A founder of Enquisite Software, Greg continued to serve in a leadership capacity with the company when it became Eightfold Logic Inc.. Greg has founded and invested in many BC companies and sold his first company he founded to a NASDAQ corporation. His experience also includes serving as CEO and Board Chair for the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC), Technical Architect for TELUS’s initial digital initiatives and Technology Lead for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic bid.

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