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Cheryl Draper

Cheryl Draper

Vancouver Chapter Director

Cheryl Draper is a community builder, event producer and entrepreneur originally hailing from Ottawa but now based in Vancouver. By day, she's the Sponsorship and PR Manager at Unbounce. 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.

Cheryl Mack

Cheryl Mack

Vancouver Chapter Director

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.

Upcoming Events

Michele Romanow (Buytopia / SnapSaves)
Tuesday, February 17

Michele Romanow

Buytopia / SnapSaves

A civil engineer by training, Toronto-based serial entrepreneur, Michele Romanow is passionate about building and leading technology companies. Michele co-founded Buytopia.ca, which is now Canada’s fastest-growing retailer, and founded SnapSaves.com which was acquired by Groupon in 2014.

  • Michele Romanow, Buytopia / SnapSaves Michele Romanow, Buytopia / SnapSaves
    A civil engineer by training, Toronto-based serial entrepreneur, Michele Romanow is passionate about building and leading technology companies. Michele co-founded Buytopia.ca, which is now Canada’s fastest-growing retailer, and founded SnapSaves.com which was acquired by Groupon in 2014.
    17 Feb Michele Romanow Buytopia / SnapSaves
  • Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite
    Ryan Holmes founded Hootsuite in 2008, growing the company from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with over 11 million users, including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies.

    Thought leader, dog lover and serial entrepreneur, Ryan has redefined the face of social media—bringing Twitter, Facebook and other social networks out of the dorm room and into the boardroom.
    24 Mar Ryan Holmes Hootsuite
  • Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca
    Cybele Negris is CEO and Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Inc., Canada’s original .CA domain registrar and one of the country’s leading web hosting and internet solutions companies. The multi-million dollar company has an impressive client list that includes many of Canada’s top brands and global Fortune 500 companies.
    14 Apr Cybele Negris Webnames.ca
  • Michael Gokturk, Payfirma Michael Gokturk, Payfirma
    Michael Gokturk is the kind of entrepreneur who takes a company public in 3 years then launches a new business 3 days later. In 2011, Michael founded Payfirma with the goal of disrupting the highly competitive payments market by creating a solution to merge online, in-store and mobile payments.
    13 May Michael Gokturk Payfirma

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