Cheryl Mack has been living the startup life since moving to Vancouver in 2008. She is an active member of the startup community, having worked with several startups, accelerators and investors. She is dedicated to building a thriving startup ecosystem in Vancouver and growing access to funding, developers, and other resources. UBC Sauder alumni, technology geek, and travel enthusiast.
Cheryl Draper is a community builder, event producer, entrepreneur and beer geek originally hailing from Ottawa but now based in Vancouver. By day, she's the Community Manager for Invoke Labs working alongside resident startups to help them create and execute successful community strategies. By night, Cheryl can be found facilitating startup weekend events around the world, mentoring up-and-coming companies or playing dinner host to visiting out-of-town founders. In her downtime, she likes to drink tea, travel, spend time with family and friends, and can often be found geeking out over craft beer.
Eric Migicovsky is the CEO and founder of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble smartwatch. After incubating his idea for the smartwatch in the Y Combinator program, he helped create the largest Kickstarter project to date.
Special guest interviewer: Boris Mann (FullStack)
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LaBarge Weinstein LLP is a boutique, business law firm that focuses on knowledge-based and technology companies. Having worked with thousands of startups over the past 17 years, we understand the challenges that new companies face and are here to make the process as stress-free as possible. From intellectual property considerations, to shareholder agreements, to debt & equity financing transactions, we’ve have the expertise to get you started on the right track.
Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.