Tech

!!!!! Derick Hsieh

Derick Hsieh is the Product Manager of Liv.Rent. A serial entrepreneur, he had several start up engagements under his belt prior to this, performing a variety of roles including consulting on agile development and building biomedical solutions.

He specialized in human computer interaction for biomedical applications – technologies that facilitate touchless interactions with medical imaging technology in surgical settings – think Minority Report.

A curious software engineer at heart, Derick’s interest in emerging technologies and innovative user experiences lead him to join Liv, build a team, create and oversee the product from inception to launch this summer.

!!!!! Catherine Vu

Catherine Vu is Chief Uptime Officer of Pro-Active IT Management.

!!!!! Alexandra Nestertchouk

Alexandra Nestertchouk is a serial entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in business management and technology. She has a Business Management Degree and background in Computer Science. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, she moved to Canada 11 years ago. Over the years leading to establishing HopKidz. Alexandra was in a sr. management position for a vibrant Boutique IT Consulting firm in Toronto. However she always knew she will not continue as “9-5 employee”. Alexandra has started and ran few little things as a side-hustle while she was searching for the Big idea. Alexandra is a mother to a now 2.5 year boy, Cosmos. Once her maternity leave came to an end, becoming the founder and CEO of a tech startup was a natural step. Fun fact: Alexandra comes from a family of strong women with entrepreneurship running in their blood – every woman in her family is now a business owner, including her 81yo grandmother.

!!!!! Colin Szopa

Colin Szopa is CEO and co-founder of Plankk, a fitness and technology company in Calgary.

!!!!! Jeremy Lundy

Jeremy Lundy has spent over a decade working in the government and telecom sectors doing implementation consulting and product development. He has participated in all phases of the software development lifecycle from design, development and testing to pre-sales support and client implementation. He has managed large teams through DevOps and Agile transformations and co-founded Techorrect Inc. Jeremy enjoys playing basketball and watching rugby.

!!!!! Doug Lacombe

Doug Lacombe, MBA is president and founder of Communicatto Inc., a digital marketing agency. Drawing on almost 30 years of experience in media, web publishing and technology; Doug and his team work with businesses and associations to integrate traditional and digital communications, with a focus on content marketing, advertising, and social media.

!!!!! Brit Garon

Brit Garon grew up in rural Ontario. He attended Western University in London Ontario, where he received a degree in Finance & Economics.

Immediately after University, Brit moved to the GTA and began work at CAA, where he helped launch the travel insurance company Orion Travel Insurance. He was lured away by the Danish insurance company software that CAA had helped develop, where he helped run operations on this side of the Atlantic. While working there, Brit and his roommate developed the idea for what would become ScholarTree.

ScholarTree began life 2 years ago and officially launched in 2017. ScholarTree helps match students with scholarships, so that they can afford to pursue the career of their dreams.

!!!!! Dan Belostotsky

Dan Belostotsky is founder of HonestDoor which is an online tool for real estate information. He’s also founder of Otto Capital, his private investment company.

!!!!! François Lanthier Nadeau

François Lanthier Nadeau est un bâtisseur et éternel étudiant basé à Québec.

Il mentore les startups du programme Apollo13 — une initiative de Spektrum Média aidant les startups à devenir profitables.

Il est aussi responsable du marketing chez Snipcart, une solution de e-commerce pour développeurs, depuis plus de 5 ans. Durant cette période, l’entreprise a lentement mais sûrement grandi sa base d’utilisateurs et ses revenus grâce au contenu marketing et SEO. Maintenant stable et profitable, l’équipe expérimente avec d’autres canaux, comme la publicité FB, le vidéo, et le UX du parcours utilisateur complet.

On peut le lire sur Indie Hackers, The Startup, freeCodeCamp, Baremetrics, Wishpond, GrowthHub, et d’autres publications.

François a donné des présentations sur les startups dans plus de 13 événements à travers le monde (Canada, USA, France, Irlande). Il a travaillé à distance dans une demi-douzaine de pays différents.

!!!!! Taylan Pince

For the past decade, Taylan Pince has been leading the talented product team at Hipo Labs and helping brilliant startups go from “a small team with a good idea” to multi billion-dollar companies. He is both artist, engineer and innovator – a startling collection of talents. Hipo is a brilliant example of a company that has grown through its own self-sustaining investment and discipline.

Hipo, specializes in providing startups with two critical things: flexibility and quality. They build maintainable and scalable product solutions very quickly and efficiently, so founders can focus on growth and sales. Taylan has worked with startups like Robinhood, Moment, Keen and Fieldguide.