March 2014

DAWEG/WIE Vancouver Networking Event & Presentation

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Alternatively, you can pay at the door. Thank you!
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM: DAWEG WIE Vancouver Networking Event
Location: YWCA Downtown, 535 Hornby Street, Welch 1 & 2 Room, 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
Presenter: Lauren Kulokas
(see description for bio)
Cost: $ 15 for APEGBC members (P.Eng. & P.Geo.)
$ 12 for EIT / GIT
$ 8 Non-Members (Guests)
$ 6 APEGBC MAPS Members 
DAWEG / WIE Vancouver Networking Event & Presentation. Topic: Entrepreneurship - Start-up Lessons Learned.

DAWEG, in partnership with WIE(VR) – Women in Engineering (Vancouver Region) -, will be hosting a Speaker and Networking Event to mark the International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2014.

Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?  More and more small businesses are fuelling today’s economy, and with the plethora of resources available to budding entrepreneurs. There's no reason you can't take your career into your own hands and venture into the world of entrepreneurship.
Hear from one woman who went from being an engineering student to navigating the start-up world and learned some of the ins and outs of getting a business going in BC along the way.  Lauren will share with you her start-up experiences and discuss practical ways you can leverage your engineering background to succeed as a business owner. 
This session will cover things to consider before undertaking a small business venture, discuss strategies for getting your start-up off the ground, and highlight many of the resources available to BC entrepreneurs.   

Light refreshments will be provided.

Special Note
DAWEG shall pay a subsidy towards cost of childcare and/or make arrangements for childcare (if reasonable to do so) during DAWEG events, including Board meetings, or other events attended on DAWEG’s business, as required and requested a minimum one (1) week in advance by event participants.  Request for childcare arrangements shall be made in writing to the DAWEG Chair at [email protected]  The maximum amount to be paid for childcare is limited to the amount equivalent to the minimum wage, for the duration of the event inclusive of travel time for each family or group claiming an expense paid to a single caregiver. 

Speaker Bio:
Lauren Kulokas is an engineer turned entrepreneur, with a passion for business, technology, and the environment.  She is a partner at Scallywag Solutions, a Vancouver-based start-up that provides products for the pet industry. Prior to Scallywag, Lauren was the Chief Operating Officer at Energy Aware Technology Inc., a company she co-founded in 2005 with a group of students as part of an entrepreneurship course.  Energy Aware won the BCTIA Technology Impact Award for Most Promising Start-Up in 2009 and has sold its products worldwide with customers in Australia, North America and Europe.  Energy Aware's PowerTab product is also featured in The Village on False Creek, the home of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Village. Lauren remains an active member of the company’s Board of Directors and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

(Online Registration)
$ 15 for APEGBC members (P.Eng. & P.Geo.)
$ 12 for EIT / GIT
$ 8 Non-Members (Guests)
$ 6 APEGBC MAPS Members 

(Late registration at the door – cash or cheque)
$ 18 for APEGBC members (P.Eng. & P.Geo.)
$ 15 for EIT / GIT
$ 11 Non-Members (Guests)
$ 9 APEGBC MAPS Members 

P.S.,  If you are not yet registered with APEGBC’s online registration system, you can quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'REGISTER' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a link for non-members to create an account. Click this link and follow the prompts. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
If you have questions or issues with registration, please contact Anja Lanz at [email protected]

To help us predict our catering needs, please register by March 3, 2013.

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