Startup Weekend Fredericton
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 5:30 pm
50 Crowther Lane
Join Us On November 14 - 16, 2014 !
About Startup Weekend Fredericton
Friday November 14th
Saturday November 15th
Sunday November 16th
Always both business and technology focused, he co-founded icGlobal in 1998. This was an award winning LMS provider. He sold it to SmartForce (Now Skillsoft) in 2001 which at the time was the largest eLearning provider in the world. He also co-founded Ensemble Collaboration which developed enterprise collaboration solutions which sold to Global Mentoring in 2006. Recently he led the technology division of Chalk Media and built a team of over 50 technology professionals. He also spearheaded the development of a mobile based content publishing platform. Chalk was sold to Research in Motion in 2009. While at RIM Mike led numerous product development teams across North America including BlackBerry App World, EBay, BlackBerry News, and Chalk Pushcast. He left in 2012 to start Blue Spurs.
Mike and his team have a history of creating innovative solutions that are sought after in the market place. Blue Spurs focuses on using our skills, experience, and excellent customer service to deliver next generation solutions.
Coaches and Mentors
CEO of The Black Arcs
With a background in mechanical engineering, and a PhD in gamma-ray imaging, Jake understands the challenges that come along with deep research. He also knows the challenges of the transition from research & development to commercialization. Jake led Inversa Systems to develop the world’s first CAT scan system deployable in the field for the civil infrastructure and oil & gas markets, bringing cross-sectional inspection images to these industries.
In short, Jake understands both the art and science of a disruptive startup: from concept, private and public funding, research, development, commercialization, strategy, marketing, design and sales. He is also passionate about helping the New Brunswick startup ecosystem thrive, serving as the Entrepreneur In Residence with the Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Program at UNB.
Blue Spurs, acquired Lashpoint in June, as is a major software development and consulting company in the region, specializing in mobile and cloud application development. Sean has kept the original Lashpoint team together as they transitioned to Blue Spurs, and now works to grow their business and deliver value to their customers.
The company won two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2005 Canadian Brewing Awards. Picaroons founder and brew-master, Sean Dunbar, is a true craftsman. He tests and finely adjusts his recipes and watches each batch carefully.Picaroons Brewery is one of only two microbreweries in Canada to use the traditional technique of open fermentation.
Sales of Picaroons beer are throughout New Brunswick in bars, restaurants and liquor stores; and is one the region's most beloved beverages.
Peter's Most recent endeavour is entrepreneurship. He has a strong background in management, marketing, and business development. Peter also participated in UNB's Activator Program to experience first-hand how to develop and launch a business, and is now applying this experience toward Resson Aerospace.
Prior to founding Aperture Capital Consulting in 2013, Lynda held various executive roles with Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd. (now Plaza Retail Reit), a publicly traded retail real estate development company where she served as an instrumental force in taking the company public, was a key member of the team that raised over $130M in private placement offerings and where she developed systems to meet its continuous disclosure and corporate governance requirements. Lynda began her career with Grant Thornton and holds a CPA/CA designation and a BBA from the University of New Brunswick.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Fredericton team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
We are proud to have TD sponsor all Startup Weekends in Atlantic Canada as part Global Startup Battle 2014
Techstars Startup Weekend New Brunswick is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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