Vancouver Enterprise Forum

Fireside Chat with Tech Legend Michael Brown

  • 24 Mar 2009
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)
  • 18


Back on track with our “Technology Legends” theme, the VEF is pleased to present a fireside chat with local tech legend Michael Brown.   Mike has been successfully building technology companies in Vancouver for over  40 years.  During this time, he co-founded Ventures West, and contributed to the success of pioneering companies, such as MacDonald, Dettwiler, Ballard Power Systems and Mobile Data International (acquired by Motorola).  He is currently active with a range of emerging local technology companies such as D-Wave Systems and General Fusion.  Along the way Mike developed an interest in alternative energy which eventually led him to co-found the alternative energy venture fund Chrysalix.  Mike also is the founder of Fuel Cells Canada and is a director at Sustainable Development Technology Canada. 

Todd Farrell of Growthworks will moderate the fireside chat.  He and Mike will talk about how building world changing technology companies requires bringing a group of people with very diverse skill sets, opinions and motivations together in a cohesive way - something that is not always any easy task to accomplish.

Lightning Pitch Moderator:
Danny Robinson, Bootup Labs

Lightning Pitchers:
Betsabeh Madani, MITACS
Robert Drapala, Habitat Enterprises
Todd Pratt, Future Vehicle Technologies
Jay Giraud, Rapid Electric Vehicles
Kerri McGovern, Tynt

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