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CEO , Kickstart Ventures Inc., specialist in International Trade and Development is in the business of empowering and building lives. Over the past 20 years, he has started, managed and operated dozens of technology and business ventures in Canada, Australia, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean. Butcher’s experience in capital markets, business accelerators and raising global venture capital is extensive.
Chief Operating Officer of Kickstart Ventures, is a Business Startup Specialist. He has been a Mentor & Business Coach to over 1000 business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. His book, “How to Start a Successful Business – The First Time!” is on Amazon. Bizzo’s book “Disruptive Technologies & Their Influence on Small Business” notes how business needs to keep abreast of changing technologies with the opportunities it represents. He has been a mentor to Startup Weekend, UBC Sauder Business School and SFU Beedie Business School.
Gordon A Ross, P.Eng
A serial entrepreneur, he is a graduate of the Banff School of Advanced Management. Gordon was the Founder /CEO of Net Nanny the first comprehensive software protection for children on the internet. An expert in Team Building, Marketing, Branding, Security he was President of Virtual Perception Systems Inc, BioPassword Security Software and CEO of Hard Rain Pictures and Entertainment Inc.
Carl de Jong, MBA
Entrepreneur, Mentor to the SUCCESS Business Incubator for 10 years, Ambassador for the Vancouver Board of Trade and former President of the Burnaby Board of Trade. Carl is an expert in finance.
Julia Vidakovic CEC PCC
Regional Recruitment and Training Manager for B.C for Mac’s she is a Business Coach with over 2500+ hours of entrepreneurial & executive business coaching experience. She is the CEO of BrightSpark Inc. having a focus on sustainability & people development.
CEO of Toward Excellence Inc. She has coached and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. Donna has designed and delivered programs and coaching on change management, personal development and business development.
CEO, Beaver Stamp Works is a graduate of our Business Incubator.
CEO, BlueBat Games a graduate of our Incubator. His company was recently acquired by Greentube, owned by the Novomatic Group.The announcement was made at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference in the UK. BlueBat’s connection with Greentube is not new: the Canadian startup created the company’s turnkey private label social casino marketing platform, Greentube Pro. He is aregular contributor and knowledge speaker for the following: Canadian Gaming Summit, Canadian Gaming Intelligence, Social Casino Intelligence, Gaming Intelligence, GiGSE, Casual Connect and was exclusively invited to US Power 25 Summit (C-Level leaders) and nominated for G2E Emerging Leaders 2013 (under 40). He has mentored for Startup Weekend, Execution Lab, Launch Academy and regularly contributes to GrowLab Accelerator.
CEO, PowerStrata Software Corp. is a graduate of our business incubator. PowerStrata is a comprehensive, integrated strata management software platform that helps strata corporations and strata management companies manage strata units more efficiently. Azadeh has been presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service. She is a Director of The Canadian Condominium Institute.
President & CEO, Destination Canada Info Inc.is an internationally known social entrepreneur.Bestselling author of Arrival Survival Canada, founder/publisher Canadian Immigrant Magazine and Managing Partner Prepare for Canada, Nick is also a motivational speaker, author and media personality. Nick has been presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service. He is a graduate of a Vancouver Incubator.