November 2015

Sea-to-Sky Branch Dinner Meeting "Successful Startups"

How Engineers Create Successful Startups and How to Initiate Your Own

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Ali Kashani
Founder & CEO, Sepio
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 each for members and guests who register on-line.
$40 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT or GIT’s who register on-line or at the door.
$20 for student members of APEGBC who register online or at the door.
Door registration pending space available.
Cash bar service will be available during social networking and dinner. Please note that you need cash for any purchase at the bar because debit and credit cards are not accepted. Thank you.
You and your guests are invited to attend the Sea-to-Sky Branch Dinner Presentation on "How Engineers Create Successful Startups and How to Initiate Your Own".

From GM to Amazon and Google, engineers and technical leaders have founded and managed some of the most successful businesses to date. Contrary to their stereotypical depiction as introverted technical geeks, engineers have inherent qualities most suitable for creating startup success.
This presentation will discuss the important role engineers play as founders of innovative companies, and debunk misconceptions that inhibit many engineers from entrepreneurship. The presentation will also discuss the necessary first steps to transform an idea into a startup, and share a set of basic tools for validating and evolving a business idea.

5:30 - 6:00 pm - Registration, social networking and cash bar (please bring cash)
6:00 - 6:15 pm - Announcements and introductions
6:15 - 7:00 pm - BBQ buffet dinner, dessert, coffee and tea. Cash bar
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Speaker’s presentation
8:00 - 8:45 pm - Questions and answers, discussion
8:45 - 9:00 pm - Closure

Dr. Ali Kashani
Founder & CEO, Sepio
Ali is a serial entrepreneur with a background in robotics, Internet of Things, and data science. He is the founder of Sepio, a Vancouver startup with the goal of digitizing all of the world's 3.5 trillion analog photos.  Prior to Sepio, Dr. Kashani was the brain behind Neurio, a smart home gadget that brought artificial intelligence to home appliances, making them safer and more energy efficient.
In 2013, Dr. Kashani’s Kickstarter Campaign raised $270,000 from clients and potential consumers in 60 countries, exceeding his initial fundraising goal by three times.
Dr. Kashani graduated from UBC with a Ph.D. in Image Processing in 2011. 

  • If you have any questions, please contact : [email protected]
  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register prior to November 18, 2015
  • Due to space limitations, online registrations will be limited to the first 110.

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