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VEF Momentum Connect: Entrepreneurial War Stories

  • 18 Nov 2011
  • 6:00 PM
  • 958 Granville St @ Republic
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  • after Regular tickets sell out
  • Sponsors of Momentum
  • To register for the student rate you must be given the discount code from one of our student partners.
  • Complimentary student tickets for our sponsor organizations (entrepreneurship@UBC, SFU Venture Connection, Beedie School of Business)
  • Registration for VEF Momentum Organizers.

Entrepreneurial War Stories
by Dr. Ali Tehrani, President and CEO of Zymeworks

Every entrepreneur must battle the trials and tribulations of a cold and unrelenting business environment while navigating the long road to success. Armed with razor-sharp decision making skills and the humility to learn from ones mistakes, entrepreneurial fortune and fame favour the brave few that dare to fight failure day in and day out. 
Join us on Friday, November 18th, 2011 as VEF Momentum welcomes Dr. Ali Tehrani, President and CEO of Zymeworks, to the inaugural Momentum Connect event of the 2011-2012 season. Dr. Tehrani will share his start-up war stories with aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders alike, as he discusses the best decisions and worst mistakes he's made over the years, and provide insight into financing via venture capitalists and angel investors. 

So what are you waiting for? Register now to join Dr. Tehrani as he takes us through the entrepreneurial trenches, and learn from someone who's come out alive on the other side. 
About Dr. Ali Tehrani 
Dr. Ali Tehrani co-founded Zymeworks in 2003, currently serves as the company's President and CEO. He has been an integral part of many of Zymeworks' corporate achievements, including raising seed and angel financing, and overseeing the company's technical operations and patent filings.  
Dr. Tehrani holds both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, and has a Doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia. While completing his PhD at UBC, he co-founded the Student Biotechnology Network, for which he received the UBC Faculty of Science Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2002. 
Dr. Tehrani has served on the MITACS Industrial Advisory Board, and BIOTECanada's Industrial and Environmental Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of LifeSciences British Columbia and the Student Biotechnology Network.

The Details: 
• Date: Friday, November 18th, 2011 
• Start Time: 6 PM 
• Location: Republic 
• Address: 958 Granville Street 
• Tickets: $30  ($20 for early bird tickets, so register now) 
• Ticket price includes light appetizers, so arrive early to sample the best! 

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