Vancouver Accelerator Agenda

The Vancouver event took place on October 2nd at the Imperial Theatre. It’s always inspiring to see first-hand the global ambitions of Canada’s thriving entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-led companies. Check out the photos here from the event! You can re-watch your favorite moments from the Canadian Export Challenge in Vancouver. Click here for the morning recording and here for the afternoon recording. Click here for the Vancouver E-blast recap!


Sergio Escobar, Emcee
Startup Canada Global Ambassador

Devon Brooks
Founder & CEO
Blo, Blow Dry Bar

Manny Padda
Managing Director
New Avenue Capital

Melanie Carter
Knowledge Partnership Lead
Export Development Canada

Paul Gaspar
Director of Small Business

Patrice Mousseau
Founder & CEO
Satya Organic

Valerie Song
Founder & CEO
AVA Technologies

Shafin Diamond
Co-Founder and CEO
Victory Square

Tara Bosch
Founder & CEO
Smart Sweets

Kath Britton
Director of Business Development
Women’s Enterprise Centre, BC

Maria Mill
Biotechnology Patent Analyst
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Victoria Lennox
Startup Canada

Scott Ferris
Director of Business Development, FITT
FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)

Mark Livingston
Regional Vice President
Export Development Canada

David Tsui
Trade Commissioner
Trade Commissioner Service

Renée Safrata
CEO, Founder
Vivo Team Development

Colin Weston
Startup Community Leader
Startup Vancouver

Mark Tayler
General Manager
SEI Industries

Rhonda McDowell
Vancouver Board of Trade

Clare Waters
Executive Advisor
BDC Advisory Services

British Columbia Partners

Vancouver Official Partners