Wondering about the advantages of starting, owning and selling a 100% virtual business? We're welcoming David Rowat back to Tectoria to share his research, which is more relevant than ever in the age of Covid-19. Learn how and why how virtual companies sell for more money (and the founders keep more of it!)
David will share his experience as a Partner at Strategic Exits Corp, and the findings of his recent Harvard Business School (HSB) case study.
The HBS style is to identify a manager who needs to make an executive decision and write a study encapsulating the challenge. In this case, David worked with a virtual real estate brokerage which exactly exhibited the advantages of being virtual, and a bricks-and-mortar competitor who did not perform as well.
David's presentation covers the workplace changes in the Covid-19 world and also drills deeper into the financial aspects, including how virtual companies sell for more money (and the founders keep more of it!)
About David W. Rowat
B.A.Sc. - University of Waterloo
M.A.Sc. - UBC
MBA - Harvard Business School
30 years C-level experience with technology companies
Worked with over 70 tech companies in Vancouver variously as CEO, CFO, COO, employee, consultant, etc.
Partner, Strategic Exits Corp.
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
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