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WEEK

We are thrilled to have an amazing speaker lineup for our first ever entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week! From panel discussions and fireside chats, we’ve gathered some of the best and most innovative entrepreneurs, leaders and disruptors to share what they’ve learned building ventures and transforming industries. 

 

Our speaker list is being updated in real time: keep checking back for more updates as speakers are added through September!

 

Track 1: Entrepreneurial Leadership & the Future of Work 

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Emre Akkas

Co-founder and CEO of Globalme

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Natalie Archibald

VP, People & Culture, Clio

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Pieter Dorsman

Director of Angel Forum

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Hannah Golata

Co-founder of Globalme

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Chang Han

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Gail Murphy

Vice-President, Research and Innovation at UBC

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Carl Hansen

Founding CEO of AbCellera

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Valerie Song

Co-founder & CEO of AVA Technologies

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Darren Love 

Associate, Evok Innovations

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Brianna Blaney

Founder & CEO at deepND

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Amanda Du Toit 

Software, Engineering & Leadership Recruiter, Corporate Recruiters

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Leah Nguyen

Business Enablement Director, TELUS Ventures 

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Dr. Santa Ono

President & Vice-Chancellor, UBC

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Thealzel Lee

 Founder, Director and President at E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc)

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Kenndal McArdle

 Venture Capital Investor at PenderFund Capital Management

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Kim Kaplan

Previously VP Product with Plenty of Fish/Match.com

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Lawrence Buchan

Co-founder & CEO, Arbutus Medical

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Jennifer Couldrey

 Executive Director, The Upside Foundation of Canada 

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Michelle Kwok

Co-founder & CEO, FLIK

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Harrison Brown

Co-founder & CEO, Headcheck Health

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Shannon Bard

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Felix Böck

Founder & CEO, ChopValue

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Lexcy Li

Market Development Manager, Aspect Biosystems

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Adriana Suarez-Gonazalez

Science and Technology Advisor, 10X Genomics

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Kookai Chaimahawong

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Amy Dyck

Associate, Framework Ventures

Associate, Pangaea Ventures

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Keith Cerny

Chief People Officer, Galvanize

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Pascal Spothhelfer

CEO, Genome BC

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Ina Na

Co-Founder DECAP

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Thealzel Lee

Founder, Director and President, VANTEC/E-Fund

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Mirjam Mai

Co-Founder, Fibrilex

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Yajur Sondhi

Co-Founder, Nyoka

 

Track 2: Opportunities in The Innovation Economy 

Steve Oldham, CEO of Carbon Engineering.
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Steve Oldam

CEO, Carbon Engineering

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Tiffany Hamilton

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Paul Needham

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Michele Wallcraft

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Todd Wood

Principal Designer, Todd Wood Design, formerly SVP,  Design, Research In Motion/Blackberry

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Alyssa Farr

Founder & CEO,  TasteAdvisor

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Graham Lee

President & CEO, GSL Holdings

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Laurie Schultz

CEO, Galvanize

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Sean Lumb 

Associate Director, entrepreneurship@UBC 

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Shannon Bard

EIR at entrepreneurship@UBC

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Darryl Knight

VP Research & Academic affairs, Providence Healthcare Research Institute

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Wendy Hurlburt

 President & CEO, LifeSciences BC

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 Zack Eberwein

Founder & CEO, Stoko

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Michael Carlson 

Co-founder & CTO, CarboNet

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 Marc Wandler

Co-founder & CEO, Susgrainable

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Peter Rahfeld

Co-founder & Co-inventor, ABOzymes

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 Arthur Chen

Co-founder & CEO, Verdi 

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Rachel Chase

Co-founder & CEO, Zennea 

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 Sarah Applebaum

Partner with Pangea Ventures, former EIR with entrepreneurship@UBC 

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Edward Tung

Co-Founder & CEO, Storagehotel

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Allen Eaves

President & CEO, STEMCELL Technologies

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David Granville

Associate Director, Vancouver Coastal Health Research & Institute

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Barb Kinnaird

CEO, Response Biomedical & Board Chair, ACETECH

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Khatera Hazin

Director of Research, CarboNet

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Janice Larson

Strategic Policy, Planning & Partnerships, Muse & Effect Consulting;

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Toby Heaps

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Knights

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John Steen

Director of the Bradshaw Initiative in Minerals & Mining

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Jeanette Jackson

CEO, Foresight

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Louisa Thue

CTO, Clir Renewables

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Tyler Hamilton

Director of Ecosystem Development, Cleantech at MaRS Discovery District

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Dermot Kelleher

Professor, Department of Medicine, Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Vice President Health, UBC

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Cynthia Shippam

Industrial Technical Advisor, NRC-IRAP

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Terri Lynn Morrison

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications,Indigenous Clean Energy

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Sherry Zhao

Senior Account Manager, Business Development Mitacs

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Geordan Hankinson

Partner at Renewal Funds

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Brett Sharp

Associate Director, University Transfer, UBC

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Manoj Singh

Founder & CEO, Acuva

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Leily Fairman

Marketing Specialist, Stoko

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Louis Retief

CEO and Co-Founder, Hubly

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Kavita Dau

AMS Entrepreneurship Hub Program Director

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Omar Mohammad

FinancialAnalyst, Startup Edmonton

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Amanda Newlands

Venture Development Specialist, e@UBC (Alumni)

 

Track 3: HATCH Foundations

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Kari LaMotte

Managing Director,

entrepreneurship@UBC

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Francis Steiner

EIR, Commercialization Strategy at entrepreneurship@UBC 

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Norma Biln

CEO, Augurex 

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Julie Howgate

Public Speaking Coach

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Kristin Constable

Business and Leadership Coach