Startup Weekend NB - Moncton Edition

    Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Startup Weekend NB - Moncton Edition

Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016



Friday, April 29 - May 1, 2016
Event starts at 5:00 pm

Venn Centre
735 Main Street
Suite 201
Moncton, N.B. E1C 1E5

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Join over 45,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world @StartupNB!

Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that brings together New Brunswick designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. 

Startup Weekend NB believes entrepreneurship is the single greatest force advancing society and human welfare. We also believe empowering others is the best way to identify leaders, build communities, and inspire change. 

We live life to the fullest. We take risks. We change the world. We are entrepreneurs. And we invite YOU to join the community @StartupNB!

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and embark on a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback! 

If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur and contribute to a more sustainable world, be part of Startup Weekend New Brunswick. Startup Weekend is happening in Moncton April 29 - May 1st at Venn. 

Step outside of your comfort zone. Be Inspired. Solve a problem. Start something new. @StartupNB. April 29 - May 1. 

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday April 29th


5:00 pm
Registration / Enregistrement
Arrive at the venue and get checked in / Arrivée au lieux et enregistrement


5:45 pm
Welcome & Speakers/Bienvenue et Orateur
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders / Passer à l'ordre du jour pour la fin de semaine et présenter les conférenciers, les mentors et les dirigeants communautaires


6:15 pm
Pitches Start/Lancement d'idée
Optionally line up to give your pitch / Option de ce mettre en ligne pour donner votre idée


6:45 pm
Voting / Vote
Attendees vote for the top pitches / Les participants votent pour leurs idées préférées


7:15 pm
Form Teams / Former les équipes
Teams start forming and discussing ideas / Les équipes commencent à se former et discutent des idées


8:00 pm
Begin Work/Debut du Travail
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow/Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow/ Commencez à formaliser les équipes et faire l'inventaire des compétences. Soyez honnête et direct sur les besoins en ressources et compétences nécessaires pour le week-end. Vous pouvez rester et travailler aussi tard que le lieu permettra


9:00 pm
Social Evening/Sortie Sociale
Surprise social ice breaker! / Brise-glace surprise!

Saturday April 30th


9:00 am
Breakfast / Déjeuner
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee / Arrivé, déjeuner simple et caffé


9:30 am
Begin Work / Commencez le Travail
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend / Les équipes formées et mise en place des espaces de travail pour la fin de semaine


12:00 pm
Lunch / dîner


1:00 pm
Check-In / Enregistrement
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help / Enregistrement, rapport de situation, appel à l'aide


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings / Réunions avec mentors
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help! / Les mentors aident les équipes à chacun leurs tours. Ils sont là pour vous aider !


6:30 pm
Dinner / Souper


7:30 pm
Check-In / Enregistrement
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help / Enregistrement, rapport de situation, appel à l'aide


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up / Fin de journée
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow / Fini pour la journée. Vous pouvez rester et travailler aussi tard que le lieu permettra

Sunday May 1st


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee / Arrivé, déjeuner simple et caffé


10:00 am
Check-In / Enregistrement
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions / Les entraîneurs arrivent . possibilité finale de poser des questions


11:30 am
Presentation & Tech check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place / heures finales de travail devraient se concentrer sur le perfectionnement de votre présentation , vérification des aspects techniques des présentations finales a également lieu


12:00 pm
Lunch / Dîner


3:00 pm
Final Presentations


5:30 pm
Judging & Awards / Juges et gagnants


6:00 pm
Wrap-Up / Fin de journée


6:00 pm
Go Home! / Fini!



Speakers


Yves Boudreau
CEO and Co-founder of Qimple

Yves Boudreau is the CEO and Co-founder of Qimple, a Moncton-based HR technology startup  which is revolutionizing the way companies hire; providing them with the tools and intelligence  they need to make the best hires. Yves has a long history with entrepreneurship and over 10  years of management experience.  When he was 19, he started his first business, a digital  creative agency, which he ran successfully for five years.  During that time the company won  many awards and produced work for clients ranging from Grammy Award winning artists to  large financial corporations. Continuing with his passion for entrepreneurship, Yves spent  almost five years working with a regional economic development agency.  There he helped local  entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  Yves has an innate skill to build and sustain relationships,  he is extremely experienced in all aspects of development and his “no fail” mentality ensures,  without a doubt, Qimple’s future is bright.

Event Judges


Sean Fahey
C.E.O. at Vidcruiter

Sean Fahey, CEO of Vidcruiter, has been an entrepreneur for 15 years. He has started multiple business and is from Moncton NB.His current company, VidCruiter,  specializes in recruiting software.  Sean has been researching and analyzing for years on how to be more efficient when recruiting and hiring. He has combined his knowledge of operations management and client feedback to develop the leading recruiting platforms in the world. Vidcruiter is now the first company in the world to build an “AHS” aka Applicant Hiring System. The goal for VidCruiter is to automate recruiting. Sean has won a few awards as well :
- T
he workforce.com HR Game Changer Award
- Top innovative startup of 2012 in NB
- Moncton Chamber of commerce most innovative company


Barbara Ells
COO at Venn Innovation

As the C.O.O. at Venn Innovation, Barb works closely with many entrepreneurs and innovation-based companies across the province to understand their challenges and opportunities.  Through leveraging Venn’s global networks and developing and implementing programming to address challenges, Barb helps New Brunswick companies reach their goals.  With a background in the life science industry, Barb has experienced being a co-founder of a startup, and has a wealth of experience in scientific research, product development, product management, and marketing communications


Yves Boudreau
CEO and Co-founder of Qimple

Yves Boudreau is the CEO and Co-founder of Qimple, a Moncton-based HR technology startup  which is revolutionizing the way companies hire; providing them with the tools and intelligence  they need to make the best hires. Yves has a long history with entrepreneurship and over 10  years of management experience.  When he was 19, he started his first business, a digital  creative agency, which he ran successfully for five years.  During that time the company won  many awards and produced work for clients ranging from Grammy Award winning artists to  large financial corporations. Continuing with his passion for entrepreneurship, Yves spent  almost five years working with a regional economic development agency.  There he helped local  entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  Yves has an innate skill to build and sustain relationships,  he is extremely experienced in all aspects of development and his “no fail” mentality ensures,  without a doubt, Qimple’s future is bright.


Coaches and Mentors


Dave Gallant
Managing director at Vennture Garage

Dave is the Managing Director and Entrepreneur in Residence at Vennture Garage. Vennture Garage is an early stage startup program with Venn Innovation that provides Entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and space to kickstart their idea.

An entrepreneur himself, Dave helps early stage startups gain traction by providing coaching  and support on how to validate market potential,  grow their customer base, raise brand awareness, market their product, connect with financing and investment opportunities, and successfully enter later stage startup programs.”

An active mentor with Futurpreneur and as well as other organizations, Dave lends his experience in technology, customer discovery, lean methodology, online product marketing, strategy and communications.


Stephen Brander
C.E.O. and Co-founder at Razor Creative

Stephen Brander is CEO and Co-Founder of Razor Creative, a boutique marketing, branding and web design agency in Moncton, New Brunswick that helps companies tell their stories through strategic communications and world-class design.   For over 25 years, Stephen has been imparting his award-winning creativity and strategic insights on a host of regional, national and international clients including McCain Foods, Ganong Chocolates, New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Pump House Brewery, Cavendish Farms and Atlantic Lottery.   Stephen is a marketer, writer, speaker and reader of MAD magazine. His thoughts and opinions on various marketing topics have been sought out by CBC radio, local Newspapers and Online.


Pablo Asiron
Executive Vp of Global Sale at Masitek

Mr. Asiron is the Executive VP of Global Sales for Masitek Instruments and has 20 years of experience in the areas of executive management, consulting, process control, information systems, business development and sales. Pablo has experience in multiple industries such as mineral processing, pulp and paper, power generation, food processing and discrete manufacturing. In 2015, he was a finalist for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Atlantic Canada for emerging business. He has an extensive positive record of attracting capital and increasing sales.   Prior to joining Masitek Mr. Asiron co-founded and had a very successful term with RtTech Software, where he was responsible for most of the company sales and helped the company earn a number of awards, including a BDC Innovation Award, regional and national Startup Canada Awards for Innovation, and Greater Moncton Excellence Awards in the Emerging Business and Technology categories, as well as earning the company a place on Deloitte's prestigious Fast 50 Companies to Watch list.


Marc Grandmaison
Partenaire associé chez Groupe Stratégique NuFocus

Marc Grandmaison est un consultant bilingue qui possède de grands acquis en marketing et en gestion. Il est reconnu pour son approche diplomatique et sa planification tactique. Il préfère travailler en tandem avec les entreprises et aider les propriétaires, les responsables du marketing et les chefs de secteur dans l’atteinte de leurs objectifs.

Au cours de sa carrière, Marc a été gestionnaire de projets chez Hawk Communications, directeur sénior de comptes chez Bristol Communications, et directeur du marketing et de l’ingénierie chez Imperial Manufacturing Group. Ces postes lui ont permis de renforcer chez lui l’importance de travailler avec des équipes diversifiées pour réaliser des projets.


Meaghan Seagrave
Executive Director at BioNB

Meaghan is a business operations specialist with a passion for business development and effective corporate communications. 

She has extensive experience working for technology and biotech SMEs in a variety of capacities including financing and funding support, sales, project management, and product development.

Specialties:Project management, funding proposals, corporate communications, sales, customer relations and corporate reporting.


Denis Daigle
C.T.O. chez Porpoise

Hi I'm Denis Daigle, a tech and social impact entrepreneur. My passion is coding, my gift is recognizing human potential and my reason to be is blending both together to move humanity forward.

I'm a self-taught coder that holds the "why" above the "how" and values inspiration over education. I believe that people are more than just their job and that we're on earth to help each other out with our gifts.

I'm living out my reason to be as co-founder/CTO at Ongozah Inc through product called Porpoise, a mobile app and dashboard used by companies and causes to let employees choose how to give back, in ways matter to them, and help influence their company's charitable giving and become a true pillar of their community.


Aaron Lewis
Product Manager at Qimple

Currently benefiting from the mentorship and peer-network of 500 Startups in SF. I wear a few different hats around the office but my core focus is on designing the user experience for our product.

Core interests are sustainability and tech. BSc. in Computer Science, a Diploma in Environmental Sciences and a MSc. in Sustainable Product-Service Design. I'm originally from PEI, a small island on the Atlantic coast of Canada. I've lived abroad for three and half years in Asia, Central America and Europe.

In the past two years, I've gone through four startup accelerators. Named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 Emerging Leaders.


Walter Melanson

Walter Melanson is a co-founder and key contributor to the growth and success of PropertyGuys.com. The company now has over 100 franchised units coast-to-coast and serves over 600 communities. The company launched its start up with less than $100.   With a background in internet marketing, finance and real estate – Walter focuses on keeping the company’s disruptive approach at the forefront of everything they do. Often called upon as a contributor, speaker or mentor - Walter enthusiastically shares his passion for helping nurture the “Entrepreneurial Spirit” that resides in today’s young entrepreneurs.


Dale Ritchie
President at McKenzie College

Dale Ritchie is currently the President and owner of McKenzie Learning Systems Inc. that operates McKenzie College School of Art and Design, the English Language Centre and the Rocklyn Foundation, for education and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Ritchie is an entrepreneur with several years of oil industry experience, is a former multi-store owner and Tim Horton’s Franchisee, and currently is building a private education enterprise that helps young people develop skills and training in areas of high employment, language proficiency and international development. 



Hazouz Bezaz
Gestionnaire de projets au Centre Assomption de Recherche et de Développement en Entrepreneuriat de l’Université de Moncton

Hazouz détient plus de 20 ans d’expérience en entrepreneuriat. Ayant déjà fondé plusieurs compagnies par le passé, Hazouz a, par son caractère passionné et son enthousiasme, tracé un riche parcours professionnel et développé un fort esprit entrepreneurial.
Jonglant entre ses compagnies et des postes de gestionnaire, avec notamment le groupe l’Itinéraire et Télé Sans Frontières, Hazouz a acquiert une solide maturité dans l’innovation et la gestion d’entreprise.

Continuellement en mode création, Hazouz démontre de réelles compétences dans la réalisation de terrain et de plateau à travers différentes œuvres. Il crée ConceptVision en 2002, une entreprise spécialisée dans la création audiovisuelle pédagogique, remportant au passage une bourse du maire de Montréal. Il signe en 2006 un documentaire, «Le soccer dans tous ses états», diffusé à Télé-Québec et TV5 Monde. Tout récemment, il a créé Zone Mixte, une boite de production spécialisée dans l’audiovisuel.
 Actuellement au CARDE de l’Université de Moncton, Hazouz coordonne plusieurs projets à travers le programme Synergiste.


Luc Jalbert

Natif de Montréal, Luc Jalbert est le confondateur de Prelam Enterprises. Ce dernier a plus de 20 ans d’expérience en vente et marketing. Ayant déjà fondé plusieurs compagnies par le passé, son caractère passioné et son enthousiasme ont marqué son parcours professionnel et son esprit entrepreneurial. Il est enjoué, amusant, mais aussi passionné par le problème des odeurs gênantes aux toilettes, qu’il aborde toujours avec un brin d’humour.
Luc a su attirer l’attention des médias grâce au coup promotionnel qu’il a développé pour le lancement de son nouveau produit. Celui-ci consistait à faire asseoir des passants new yorkais sur une toilette placée au milieu de Times Square. Cette promotion fut un tel succès que Luc obtint une large couverture médiatique, incluant une entrevue diffusée lors de l’émission radio nationale d’Howard Stern.
Luc est aussi apparu deux fois dans l’émission The Big Idea avec Donny Deutsch de la chaîne CNBC et fut élu l’un des entrepreneurs les plus populaires de l’émission Venture de CBC. Quant à Just’a Drop, l’éliminateur d’odeurs a pu être vu dans des émissions de télévisions telles que Dr. Oz et The Doctors.
Toujours en quête d’innovation, Luc crée en 2009 les feuilles de détergent à lessive Dizolve, complètement solubles dans l’eau et crée la compagnie Dizolve Group Corporation.
De 2012 à 2015, notre infatigable entrepreneur a réuni toutes ses connaissances en matière de contrôle des mauvaises odeurs afin de créer non une, mais quatre nouvelles marques:
Deux lignes spécialisés: Just’a Drop StomieTM and Just’a Spray AvancéTM • Une ligne d’articles cadeaux: PoopeechicTM • Et un nouvel éliminateur d’odeurs an vaporisateur : Just’a Spray TM


Melani Flanagan
President and Co-Founder at Itavio

In a start-up what’s a job description?
As a co-founder and president, Melani is the strategic cheerleading champion, marketing guru, business development leader, cold call enthusiast, fundraising front-woman, lightning in a bottle, and chief of product ideation. Tasks and to-dos change daily, which is exactly how she likes it. No undertaking is too small or too large!


Roddy Awad
VP Professional Services at TSi Auto Solutions

After developing his professional services career working with Fortune 500 companies, Roddy co-founded TKS in 2007. Making the ranks of Atlantic Canada’s fastest growing companies by Progress Magazines in 2010 and again in 2013, TKS merged with long-time customer TSi Auto Solutions to maximize their combined product and services offering in 2014. Roddy is passionate about the technology industry and growing its success in this area of the world. He is active in his community, supports and invests in local start-ups, mentor’s others, and believes in a philosophy of lifelong learning. He is the former Chair of TechImpact, a private association of businesses focused on the development of Information Technology within Atlantic Canada.


Sean Cook
Vice President - Operations at TSi Auto Solutions

Sean is a results driven technology product professional with expertise envisioning and leading technology –based, multimillion dollar revenue and growth initiatives grounded solidly on business and economic value.
Sean also has over 18 years experience in the IT and business technology industry both private and government sectors.


Trevor MacAusland
Director of Business development at 3+ Corporation

As the Director of Business Development for 3+ Corporation, I work tirelessly to strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial and economic development community. In my previous role as Executive Director of Propel ICT, I created the Launch36 accelerator program, which helped Propel ICT exceed their target of launching 36 companies over the program’s three year-tenure.


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  • Julien
    Robichaud
  • Fred
    LaForge
  • Sally
    Ng
  • Shawn
    Calhoun
  • Jeremie
    Gautreau
  • Joel
    Richard
  • Dominique
    Bourgoin
  • Sarah
    Short
  • Julie
    Ouellette

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Joel Richard
Operations Manager for Smart Skin Technologies



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