Megan Bruneau, M.A., is a therapist, executive coach, writer, speaker, and host of The Failure Factor podcast. She helps entrepreneurs optimize their mental health and do the shit that scares them.
Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between investors, founders, corporations and government, and as a result, has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career. As a consultant (PwC Consulting), as a corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a startup employee (Trayport), as an advisor (Startup Europe, TechStars Startup Weekend, Tech London Advocates, European Innovation Council, WEF), as a connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and as their banker (Silicon Valley Bank). She is deeply inspired by entrepreneurship, and is the founder of a boutique advisory firm, bindi ventures, focused on advising and connecting across four core innovation pillars (Corporate, Startup, VC Managing Partners, Government) for commercial success.
Andrew is the Chairman of Glider, a Colorado-based community movement and non-profit that aims to bring people together.
Lisa Nuszkowski is the founder and executive director of MoGo, Detroit's nonprofit bike share system, serving the city of Detroit and five suburban communities with 620 bikes and 75 stations.
Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co -- An Ethereum-based network for growing open-source software with incentivization mechanics. He has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder, Colorado Tech Scene.
Jessica is a former dancer turned social entrepreneurship enthusiast working at the intersection of technology, impact and art. She has 12 years of experience with multi-sectoral clients spanning 4 continents. Currently, she serves as the first North American hire for Faethm AI, an Australia-based startup serving as the world's data source for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work. She volunteers as a mentor with the Global Social Business Initiative and is the Partnerships lead at Women4Good, an SF-based community focused on women in social impact. Prior to Faethm, she helped to design and direct a prize design Accelerator program at the XPRIZE Foundation, supported public sector strategy at Monitor Deloitte with clients ranging from the State Department to the World Bank, and served as an Advisory Board Member for SXSW. She loves sci fi, all things art, and her Saudi Arabian husky, Buddy.
Hannah is the Founder and CEO of Transfernation, a logistics company focused on using technology and data to instantly connect excess prepared food with local recipients in cities.
Belinda builds tech-centered communities and companies out of Asia. She is the founder of Springboard Group, Head of APAC for SaaStock and is excited to launch her newest venture - Fem Founded - one of Asia's first female intrapreneurship bootcamps.
Smash through the walls of convention to forge new connections and challenge the status quo. Engage with ambitious startups, scaleups, influential investors, plus international thought and industry leaders. Prepare for lift-off at Inventures 2020, a one-of-a-kind experience that positions you with 4,000+ creative minds at the centre of the innovation universe.
Honoured in 2010 by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Temple has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals.
At two years of age, Temple showed all the signs of severe autism, and worked tirelessly through intensive teachings and speech therapy to learn to speak. Since then, she has earned a lengthy list of achievements, including a New York Times best-selling book, Animals in Translation, and numerous recognitions, such as the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute.
Currently, Temple is a professor at Colorado State University, where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design.
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has served as Faculty Chair for Medicine at Singularity University since SU’s inception, and founded and is chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford. He has multiple patents on medical devices, including immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California, San Francisco.
“The purpose of marketing is to deliver business results,” says Arlene Dickinson, renowned CBC “dragon” and one of Canada’s most successful communications entrepreneurs. Whether explaining how to leverage marketing in even the toughest of economic times, sharing backstage stories from “The Den,” or giving audiences a look into her personal story of success, Dickinson’s experience and expertise always shine through.
Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is also the CEO of District Ventures Capital a fund investing in Canadian companies in the food and health sectors.
Dickinson is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning series Dragons’ Den, an investor on The Big Decision, and a judge on Recipe to Riches. She is the author of two bestselling books — Persuasion, and her most recent bestselling release, All In.
Her success and leadership have been recognized with multiple honours and awards including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as being recognized with PROFIT and Chatelaine magazine’s TOP 100 Women Business Owners Awards.
Dickinson is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and is the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Concordia University, Saint Mary’s University and NAIT. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. She also sits on numerous public and private boards and is dedicated to giving back to her community and country.
Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. Michele brings her incredible entrepreneurial savvy to every stage, including as a co-founder of Clearbanc, which gave entrepreneurs more than $100 million in funding, just this year alone. Named in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada,” awarded Angel Investor of the Year by the Canadian Innovation Awards, and listed as the only Canadian on Forbes’s “Millennial on a Mission” list, Michele is a prolific angel investor who has also co-founded the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative with Richard Branson to encourage more women entrepreneurs.
Guy is an expert on entrepreneurship, social media, and marketing. He is the chief evangelist of Canva, a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, and an executive fellow of the HAAS School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Alex Miller is president and founder of Esri Canada, which provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions to Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors. He founded Esri Canada in 1984 and has led the company through more than three decades of growth. With about 400 employees, the company serves more than 12,000 customers in various industries. In 2015, Esri Canada became a Gold Standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and in 2016 was named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
Mr. Miller has long supported the Canadian technology sector and a wide variety of technology-based businesses, startups and nonprofits. As a thought leader in the world of location analytics, he has delivered many keynote speeches and presentations at international and local conferences. He has often consulted with industries and the Government of Canada, on how location analytics can help them cope with the fast-paced nature of change currently disrupting their environments. He was a member of the Open Government Advisory Panel and recently has been advising on the creation of the Federal Geospatial Platform, being used by government ministries.
Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys skiing, cycling and photography.
Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital. Assess fast-growing players through pitch competitions. Find the investment gems!
Access investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. Come pitch to the pros!
Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries. This is your front-row seat to innovation!
Inventures is 72 hours of uninhibited creative collisions. From keynote presentations and curated sessions, to startup pitch competitions and Hackathons. Plus the Base Camp Trade Show, a new place to explore the world of leading-edge startups ready to scale the summit.
The energy keeps flowing afterhours with Ignight, where Inventures spills into the streets of Calgary, Alberta. Art, fashion, music and science bring people together in unforgettable ways.
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