Join entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor, Ralph Turfus for our first educational seminar of 2019! We'll explore the positioning statement, plus cover the following questions:
What is your go to market strategy?
What is your market opportunity?
Who are you as an entrepreneur?
This seminar will help bring clarity to your venture and help you get set up for success!
About Ralph Turfus
Ralph Turfus is an accomplished technology entrepreneur who has spent three decades in the IT sector. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Class Software, a leading developer of software for municipal government. In 2004, Class was acquired by California-based Active Network in a private equity-financed transaction.
An engineer/MBA, Ralph's passion is developing the marketing and sales capabilities of entrepreneurial technologists. He is a highly-regarded speaker on the topic and is a hand-on angel investor and mentor who is active with the founders of numerous next-generation technology companies emerging on Canada's west coast.
Founding sponsor SFU Business established New Ventures BC in 2000 as a means of recognizing and encouraging entrepreneurship in B.C.'s technology sector.
Today, the non-profit BC Ventures Society administers and operates the competition with generous support from the public and private sectors.
Executive Director Bob de Wit and Program Manager Angie Schick, plan and run the seminars and competition.
Each year, more than 100 B.C. business leaders—entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, academics and professionals—donate their time and expertise as mentors and judges.
To date, more than 1,100 aspiring B.C. entrepreneurs have entered the competition, with 35 winning major prize packages. Most winners have continued on to form viable companies, raising more than $67 million in financing and creating more than 500 jobs for British Columbians.
But it's not only the winners who go on to success. Many finalists and round-three competitors use the skills they have learned in the competition to commercialize their business ideas.
Organization Contact Information
New Ventures BC (NVBC) 9th Floor – 1188 W. Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2 Canada