Thealzel Lee is Founder, Director and President at E-Fund (VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund VCC Inc) Objective: To invest in seed-stage companies with the potential of achieving significant capital appreciation. Founded by entrepreneurs and investors in 2011 to invest in promising new ventures in British Columbia in a wide range of industry sectors. We co-invest with other angel investors and early-stage venture capital firms on seed-stage companies with high growth opportunities, proprietary intellectual property, strong management teams and – most of all – defensible business strategies.
Kean Wong Co-Founder & CEO of STAR Producer Academy is a New York based award-winning film producer, TV host/speaker, and strategic coach to social media stars and visionary entrepreneurs. Kean’s recent film project, “Free China: The Courage to Believe” was an Oscar Contender for Best Documentary in 2014 and won 11 international film and music awards. It has been screened in 2,000+ venues around the world. Kean has been invited to speak and present his film at dozens of venues such as the U.S. Congress, Benjamin Franklin Hall, London School of Economics, European Parliament, and Google headquarters. An online star himself, Kean’s videos have generated over 25,000,000 views on YouTube alone. His passion is helping other mission-driven entrepreneurs become ‘STAR’ presenters and top producers in their industry, so they can share their message with millions while creating a lifestyle-friendly business.
Hussein in a serial entrepreneur who has built 10 startups. He is a marketer, writer and public speaker at heart. Outside of Launch Academy, he serves as theExecutive Director at TiE Vancouver, Instructor at Capilano University, Tech Panelist on Roundhouse Radio. He has been featured in Forbes, BBC, Entrepreneur, DailyHive (VancityBuzz), Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver Courier and Notable. Hussein is also a startup advisor for several emerging tech startups.
- Startup Incubation LaunchAcademy.ca
- Startup Training Program LEAP.
- Online Startup Training Program LEAPOnline.LaunchAcademy.ca
David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company, a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies. David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD® ), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life.
Jayesh Parmar Serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of event industry experience, public speaker and featured personality in startup documentary DayJob. Jayesh Parmar is Picatic’s CEO/Cofounder and is listed as one of the world’s top 10 Tech Entrepreneurs Disrupting The Event Industry. Winner of SISO 2013 breakthrough event technology award. Visit Picatic, or follow Jayesh’s twitter feed @jayeshnews. Jayesh has received exceptional mentoring from The Canadian Technology Accelerators in San Francisco and New York City and was part of the 2012 Extreme Startup Cohort in Toronto.
Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person. He is well-known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? which he started in Vancouver, BC. He’s added brands in the painting, moving, and home-detailing industries under the O2E Brands banner. A strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development, he has attended programs offered by MIT for several years. If he’s not launching a new brand or coming up with a new, big idea, he’s biking or hanging out with his family in Vancouver, BC
Laura Furtado, still in her early 30s, has successfully built a millionaire net worth by being an entrepreneur for over 8 years, and is currently bi-coastal between Toronto & Vancouver. She is a serial entrepreneurial, being Founder/Owner of DivaGirl, Sexy & Wealthy in Heels and #SuccessBABE.
Minto Roy is a Managing Partner at Social Print Paper and Royal Printers. Royal Printers is a global leader in sustainable paper and print solutions and the creator of “Sugar Sheet paper. Minto was recognized “One of Canada’s Top Emerging Immigrant Entrepreneurs” in 2006 by the National Post and was also recognized in 2016 by Canada’s Clean50 as “One of Canada’s Top 50 Leaders in Sustainability”. Minto has also created 4 popular radio shows in Vancouver related to H.R., Sales, Marketing and Business and has published many articles in national and regional publications.