Last month, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum piloted a new program called Power Networking in an effort to further stimulate valuable ideas, conversations and connections. The program consists of one-on-one sessions between entrepreneurs who have already started companies and a selection of expert advisors. These “power networking” meetings take place prior to VEF events each month from 5:00pm to 5:45pm and are scheduled in 15 minute increments.
Last month, Eric Jordon of the Premier’s Technology Council, Riz Kheraj of IRAP, Dave Ford of Faskens Martineau, Marc Stoiber of Change Marketing and David Trang of PricewaterhouseCoopers served as the expert mentors. This month’s mentors include Jason Smithof Vision Critical, startup advisor and reformed venture capitalist Jenny Yang, Keith Spencer of Faskens Martineau, SR&ED specialist Terra Mackie of Revenue Services Group, Executive Recruiter Kim Brooks, and David Trang of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The second Power Networking event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th in advance of VEF’s Fireside Chat with Technology Legend Greg Peet. If you’re interest in participating, apply online before Friday, May 15th.