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Meet, Celebrate, and Learn with Entrepreneurs & Leaders of Fast-Growing, Award-Winning Companies in Canada.

We are very excited to announce the list of speakers for the event. This inspiring event will feature many of the tech world’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.

With over 20 speakers, 3 information rich panels, lightning talks, networking opportunities, interactive LIVE drum session ft. Drumeo, and a PITCH Competition, this is the one event you can’t miss in the Fraser Valley!

Join thought leaders on tech startup funding needs and regional workforce development strategies for Fraser Valley entrepreneurs, which are among the main themes and the focal points for this year’s XLRator’s Tech Forum 2019.

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Tech Forum Speakers 2019

Our Speakers & Panelists

R. Stewart Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Valhalla Private Capital & General Partner of Old Kent Road Financial *KEYNOTE

Ryan Engley, Vice President of Customer Success at Unbounce

Rocky Ozaki, Founder of NoW of Work Inc. & NoW-Academy

Ashley Joslin, Business Director at Left Travel

Diraj Goel, Founder and CEO of Get Fresh Ventures

Meghan Delmage, Human Resources Director at Tycrop

Yaser Roshan, Director of Business Development at Mitacs

Keith Ippel, Co-Founder & CEO, Spring Activator Inc.

Anna Chan, Founder & CEO , MyMomentum

Brenda Slauko, CBV Regional Director, Technology Industry, BDC

Tracy McDonald, Director of Talent and Culture at Left Technologies

Brendan Cooper, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Wim Kerkhoff – CEO, Founder Kerkhoff Technologies Inc

John Diack, CEO at John Diack CEO Mentoring

Cliff Mui, Industrial Technology Advisor (Pacific), IRAP-NRC

Event Theme

Tech forum will focus on two broad themes: funding and workforce development for Fraser Valley startups and tech companies.

The event will bring together municipalities, tech companies, startups, and entrepreneurs and students to engage in conversations on how to start, grow, and scale businesses and grow the tech ecosystem within the Fraser Valley.

Event Agenda – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

  • Registration & Coffee
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Opening Keynote
  • Lightning Talks – Launching a Tech Startup
  • Scale Your Revenue & Increase Valuation
  • Panel – How to Fund Your Business with Government/Semi-Government Money
  • Future Proof Your Company by Building A Disruptive Workforce
  • Lunch + Networking + Tradeshow
  • Lightning Talks – How to Deliver Massive Growth For Your Business
  • What Does It Take to Raise Millions of Dollars for Your Startup
  • Building Leadership Skills to Fast Track Growth
  • Panel – How to Attract, Hire and Retain Rock Star Employees
  • Pitch Contest
  • Closing Keynote

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45920 First Ave,
Chilliwack, BC
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