XLRator’s Founder and Chair, President and CEO of i-Open Group, Raymond Szabada appeared on Startup Grind Chilliwack as a guest speaker. Mr. Szabada shared with the audience his background story and we had a glimpse of his personal life and what led to his first business venture. He took us through his entrepreneurial journey and the hurdles he faced. As the founder of XLRator, Raymond shared the inspiration being the establishment of a not-for-profit tech focused organization to support the tech community in the Fraser Valley. Raymond passionately shared his beliefs that the next tech capital will be the Fraser Valley and was very well received by the audience. In addition, we got to know the background story of how i-OpenTech came about and other valuable insights on starting a successful business. The event concluded with a question sessions where intrigued audience members engaged with Raymond.