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Franco Varriano

Franco Varriano

Startup Grind Ottawa Director

Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place.  He's currently leading community and growth with Accel.io, a startup seeking to change the way people produce and consume helpful content.

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Dan Beer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions (IBM)
Wednesday, April 30

Dan Beer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

IBM

Dan Beer is an entrepreneur and the current Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for IBM where he handles the purchase and integration of new companies ranging from $1M to $800M.

  • Dan Beer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, IBM Dan Beer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, IBM
    Dan Beer is an entrepreneur and the current Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for IBM where he handles the purchase and integration of new companies ranging from $1M to $800M. He graduated with a triple major (math, engineering and business) from the University of Ottawa and began his career in tech leading marketing, services and support with Omnimark as employee #20, helping it grow from $1M to $18M before it was acquired. Dan then started his own company, Insurance Engine, with some friends, disrupting and adding transparency to the enterprise insurance industry. It was acquired by Oracle.  
    30 Apr Dan Beer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions IBM
  • April Dunford, Tulip Retail April Dunford, Tulip Retail
    April Dunford is the COO of Tulip Retail, a B2B marketing solution that is powering the next generation of customer-centric retail experiences across the web, mobile devices and physical stores. April is the co-founder and Managing Director of RocketScope, an analyst firm focused on marketing best practices and strategy. An engineer by training, April has been a marketing executive at 5 startups - Janna Systems (acquired by Siebel systems), DataMirror (acquired by IBM), Sitraka (acquired by Quest software), Watcom (acquired by Sybase)  and InfoBright, where she focused on sustainable growth through 4 acquisitions and held executive marketing positions at IBM, Siebel Systems and Nortel.  
    29 May April Dunford Tulip Retail

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