Startup Weekend York Region
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Friday, January 23 - 25, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Seneca College (Markham Campus)
Friday January 23rd
Saturday January 24th
Sunday January 25th
She initially trained at Unilever as a Global Marketer, launching and growing international brands in North America, and expanding successful Canadian products world-wide. As President of an operating division of George Weston Ltd, Jane executed a complete financial and operational turnaround, divesting the company at a significant multiple.
Coaches and Mentors
Specialties:Business development, leadership, marketing, sales, contract negotiations, building a business from ground zero, high adaptability, DRIVEN!
Whether representing a Fortune 500 or a startup, excels at building relationships and earning the trust of senior decision makers by helping them reach their goals faster and with lower risk through the effective implementation of new technologies and processes.
Vertical market experience includes Financial Services, Construction, Legal, Telco, Automotive, Energy Management, Solar and Wind Power, Software Development, K-12 & Post-Secondary Education, and SMEs.
President at UMBS
He has worked in the Human Resources industry for over 23 years and held senior human resources positions in both South Africa and Canada. He has held senior management roles at Rogers Wireless, SAP and TJX Canada . He is currently Professor of Human Resources in the School of Business at Seneca College.
Azhar has founded and managed several internet businesses, including the Thornhill Wealth Forum--www.thornhillwealthforum.com--an online community of like-minded people interested in wealth creation. Its purpose is to help others prosper through knowledge-sharing and networking. The philosophy of the forum is that if you want more wealth, you must support the wealth of others. In addition to his entrepreneur accomplishments, Azhar volunteers with the Toronto District School Board, preparing new Canadians for the job market. He has worked in the Human Resources industry for over twenty-five years and held senior strategic positions in both South Africa and Canada. He is currently Professor of Human Resources in the School of Business at Seneca College. Azhar is a real estate investor and his fascination with personal finance started seven years ago when he tried to explain the basics of money management to his kids. He wanted to educate them so they wouldn’t make the same mistakes he did and has written the book “Confessions of a Dad: My Kids Don’t Understand the Value of Money” to share his experience and offer guidance to other parents- www.confessionsofadad.ca He was an active Board Director of the Central Montessori Group of Schools of Canada and volunteers in a number of community organizations, including Reh’ma Community Services, and has coached kid’s soccer.
Javed is the founder and President of EMpression: A Marketing Services Company, an advisory based full marketing services firm focusing on the small to medium size business entrepreneur.
The marketing services are based on the 4 Pillars of Marketing Services; Website Design & Programming | Digital Marketing Programs | Content Management | Brand & Graphic Design |. Through these pillars, EMpression helps small business owners bring their unique story to life through a collaborative and creative process.
Javed is also an accomplished & engaging speaker, voice over talent, and as an Accredited Authorized Local Expert for Boston based software firm, Constant Contact.
He’s been a featured presenter at various professional association conferences, workshops, webinars, media outlets, and a regular session host across many Ontario Chambers of Commerce. He is consistently the highest ranked presenter of the day and is consistently being asked back by business groups to deliver member value content through his educational sessions.
To date, he has presented to over 7,000 business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals teaching the latest marketing trends & best practices.
As the Marketing Expert, Javed leads a team of strategic and creative marketing services professionals who have years of experience developing and managing marketing programs from goal identification to delivery
He works with leaders in companies and organizations from a variety of sectors including; construction, financial services, real estate, healthcare, home decor, home security, educational services, automotive, private investigations, furniture design, software development to name a few.
Through his company, he is passionate about helping people and organizations “look and feel” like rock stars. And who wouldn’t like that!
In addition to business ownership, Javed is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reserve Officer and has worked closely with the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Program. He is also a Board Member and First Vice-Chair with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
On the personal front, his is a father to two highly active children; Adam & Jasmine.
Dexter Chew is a Director of Business Development at OMR Globus. Dexter recently joined OMR Globus which is a market research technology solution startup. His focus is on strategic business and technology growth.In addition to OMR Globus, Dexter is the owner of Dexter Chew Photography based out of Markham, Ontario. After his fifteen-year career in the telecommunication industry, he decided to branch out and try something new as well as follow his passion in photography where he specializes in wedding and lifestyle.
Chartered Professional Accountant and Assurance and Advisory Senior Manager in Deloitte Privat
Blaine Murawski is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Assurance and Advisory Senior Manager in Deloitte Private, and has 10 years of public accounting experience, focusing on the technology, mining, and infrastructure marketplaces, as well as the transport medicine sector.Blaine has considerable working experience with both public and private companies operating under Canadian, International, and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and auditing standards, and specializes in financing transactions, initial public offerings, acquisitions, and other similar go-to-market activities.
He has created a number of software products and sold them the worldwide. In addition, he has also been a columnist for magazines such as Dr Dobbs Journal, Computer Language, and Linux Journal. While in Silicon Valley, Reg published a monthly news letter notable for its ability to predict employment trends three months in advance. He is a lifetime member of the ACCU (www.accu.org), the world's premier association for anyone interested in developing and improving their programming skills. While in Silicon Valley, Reg founded the ACCU's Silicon Valley Chapter and was its chairman for 5 years. Reg has also served as a marketing consultant to a number of Silicon Valley startups.
Giving back to the community is important. Reg was a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and was Chairman of the Working Group on Program Design Standards. the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He is also a strong supporter of the Open Source movement, and Electronic Freedom Foundation. Part of Regs core values is his belief that open sharing and easy access to information and expertise is key to our creativity, success, and freedom.
Recognized as particularly effective in creating curriculum and workshop programs that result in consistently exceeding performance objectives and expectations.
Specialties: Training, Analytics, Market Strategy, Go-to Market Product/Service Launch Strategies, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, Product Management/Marketing, Sales, Marketing Intelligence, Market Research and Strategic Planning, Customer Experience and Market Insights
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