Have you ever wondered how a company got started? The highs and the lows of what got them to where they are now? What gave them the initial idea in the first place? Or maybe you're more interested in the process of selling a startup and what happens next.
An Impact Founder - These startup founders are in the middle of their startup and can shine a light on starting a company and experience in fundraising. They have solid growth, but are still growing a brand (over 1 year of experience)
A RocketShip Startup - These startup founders are much the same as Impact Founders, but have more experience (5+ years). The majority of these Rocketship Founders have had an exit or are close to selling their startup, with more highs and lows along the way.
Steven Myhill-Jones is a local entrepreneur, technology executive, and angel investor. On his last day of being an undergrad student at the University of Victoria in 1999, Steven founded local mapping/GIS software company Latitude Geographics (now VertiGIS). He and his colleagues bootstrapped the firm, eventually growing to 140 employees and serving more than 1400 customers around the world (ranging from small local municipalities to the United Nations). Latitude Geographics was acquired in 2017, and Steven remained in the CEO role for a year following the acquisition. In this informal presentation, Steven will share his entrepreneurial story, including various lessons learned at different stages of being part of building Latitude and his reflections on exits.
Host: Jordan Schley, Capital Investment Network Co-Host: Tessa Bousfield, VIATEC
Questions? Contact Jordan Schley at email@example.com
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Victoria, Vancouver Island, Industry Association, High Tech, Technology
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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.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos