Julian has been working in the technology industry for around 20 years and has spent the last 10 as an entrepreneur involved in startups. After a career in Nortel, Sifam Fiber Optics and JDS Uniphase, Julian founded 3 different companies over the space of 10 years. Julian is currently CEO of Apexacore Inc. a software development company specializing in mobile development for Business to Consumer applications, and CTO for DIVE Communications.
David is the President of Dale & Associates employee benefit consulting which works with business owners and managers to provide their employees with comprehensive and cost-effective benefits. He also works with owner/managers to identify risks that can prevent them from growing their businesses and recommends solutions that can remove those risks.
Hyatt is an tireless serial entrepreneur always searching for the next business opportunity to help out or invest in. As a former owner and co-founder of various successful businesses, Hyatt is an experienced and well versed sales and marketing person. He is always willing to listen to all reasonable business pitches and is quite happy to recommend good projects to potential partners as well.
Karen is is the co-owner/founder of OutsideIN Inc. a marketing consulting firm. Prior to OutsideIN, Karen co-founded CMI Inc., an IT security channel marketing company which achieved the Profit 50 award in 2008. Previous to CMI Inc., Karen co-founded IP3 Inc., an IT security research and education company, based in Michigan. Karen has also held various senior positions for Thomson Learning and Corel Corporation.
Luke is presently the Business Development Manager for the Gowlings Ottawa office. He is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Firm’s client relationships, as well as furthering business development in the Ottawa area. Prior to joining Gowlings in 2008, Luke spent over 10 years in the Financial Services Industry where he worked with a leading Canadian Bank structuring and advising on some of the largest high tech finance deals in Ottawa.
Shawn Mincoff, CA, CPA (Illinois) is a Partner with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton a leader in assurance, taxation, consulting, turnaround and insolvency services serving small, medium and large organizations in every sector of activity. Shawn has over 14 years of experience providing accounting, audit, tax and related advisory services to entrepreneurs. Shawn has worked extensively with both public and private companies in various industries and has worked with numerous companies that have developed from start-up stage to completion of an IPO, mergers and acquisitions.
Stephen is a customer facing professional with a passion for product definition, development, commercialization, marketing and business development in established and new venture organizations. Bell and Nortel experience in telecom services and technologies, consulting roles in healthcare and insurance systems and services and currently working with government information management/technology projects.
Jason is a fearless visionary—a successful entrepreneur and co-founder and president of YOUi Labs and Flick Software. Jason has 18 years of technical and business innovation experience, bringing leadership as CTO and founder of N-able Technologies, and as founder of Flick Software, a mobile solutions and products venture whose customers included Intel, Rogers Wireless, the U.S. military, and Sybase.
Thomas, who launched the Prowse Technology Law Office in 2012, is the President and Founder of n2one inc., a startup focused on the delivery of Open Source Software legal information. He joined GENBAND in 2010 as Intellectual Property Counsel after 3 years as a partner with Gowlings Technology Law Office where he practiced technology law and technology-related commercial matters. Prior to re-joining Gowlings, Thomas was Senior Counsel with Nortel where he worked extensively on Open Source Software matters. Thomas was selected by his peers in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada.