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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Mario Grech

DCS Innovation Lab Co-Founder and Director, Department of Computer Science

Executive, entrepreneur, and investor with international leadership experience in large Silicon Valley tech companies, including CRAY Research, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, as well as co-founding/co-funding four successful privately-held startup ventures. Adviser to U.S. government departments and agencies.

 

     

Dubie Cunningham

Investment Partner, ScaleUP Ventures

Dubie Cunningham is an investment Partner at ScaleUP Ventures, one of Canada’s leading early stage venture funds. She was formerly Vice President of Innovation at Scotiabank, with an enterprise-wide mandate to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation. She established over forty Fintech partnerships and led Scotiabank’s Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence labs.

Adam Nanjee

Managing Director for Canada, Microsoft for Startups.

 

Adam and his team have a mandate to build, develop and grow the B2B-enterprise startup eco-system through Microsoft for Startups global program. He is a board member of the Canadian Innovation Exchange, and former Senior VP for Corporate Development and Marking of Zafin and former VP of MasterCard.

 

     

Program objectives

The program provides a meaningful understanding of

01

The High-technology

business environment in general and the software industry in particular.

02

Business Concepts

and principles behind creating and launching a successful innovation- driven tech venture.

03

How to

produce, present, and critique business proposals and plans for ventures, and how to develop business simulation and forecasting models in support of these plans.

04

Methodology

to converse with and present to investors, executives, judging panels, incubators and accelerators.