Vancouver Enterprise Forum

Special VEF BBQ: A Casual Chat with Jonathan Ehrlich, Former Head of Marketing at Facebook

  • 28 Jun 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:29 PM
  • 'The Hangar', The Centre for Digital Media, 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E1
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When did you last hear a speaker from Facebook?  Or, better, someone with enough entrepreneurial passion that he left the hottest company of the decade to start his own venture?

VEF is delighted to welcome our guest speaker: Jonathan Ehrlich, former head of Marketing at Facebook.

Jonathan will also share war stories about life in the Valley during the roller coaster years of the dot-com boom and bust as one of the founders of Mobshop, an early group buying pioneer that raised tens of millions of dollars and arguably paved the way for companies like Groupon a decade later. 

Join the VEF Board and our Sponsors as we enjoy an evening of casual networking, speaker presentation and a delicious menu featuring BBQ'd Salmon and Chicken with accompanying salads and dessert.  
Refreshments will be available to purchase.

This year our event  
will be held in 'The Hangar' at The Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way Campus. 

Please note that NO tickets will be available/sold on the night, pre-registration only.

VEF Members/Student $45
Non-members $80

This event will sell out quickly. Mark your calendars for this insider view of technology entrepreneurship, Facebook, and the trials, tribulations and successes of a Canadian making it happen in Silicon Valley. 

VEF thanks the Vancouver Economic Development Commission for its financial support of this event.

Regular VEF events will re-commence on September 20th with what promises to be one of our most exciting seasons.  Our 2011/12 event calendar will feature topics such as: 

Angel Investments, Venture Capital, M&A Trends, New Media, Cleantech, Machine to Machine Communication, C100 and Incubator/Accelerator

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs. The VEF holds eight events each year - usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other. 

Memberships available, priced at $200 per year and include entry to all 8 regular events.

Jonathan Ehrlich Biography    
Jonathan is a founder of Copious, a social commerce company.
Prior to Copious, Jonathan led consumer and brand marketing 
efforts for Facebook, Inc. From November 2003 until 2007 he was the 
Executive Vice President, Online, at Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSE:
IDG), Canada’s largest book retailer where he was responsible for 
building the Online business from $40m to over $100m. Prior to joining 
Indigo, Mr. Ehrlich was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Albright 
Ventures (now the Blackberry Partners Fund) and before that was a 
Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for MobShop Inc, a pioneer 
in Online eCommerce. MobShop was funded by GE Capital, Visa, Mayfield 
Fund and Marc Andreessen. His previous business experience also 
includes several years at CYBERplex interactive media and MacLaren 
McCann advertising.

He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a BA in 
Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.


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