February 2018

Evening Seminar: I Want to Start My Own Business

Organized by the Tri-City Branch

Status: Advance registration is now closed. For space availability, please email [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Location: Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC
Presenter: Darren Frew, DTM, Speaker and Trainer 
Darren Frew & Associates
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $15.00 + GST = $15.75
Contact: For more information, please contact [email protected].
Note: Sandwiches, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.
Come and join the Tri-City Branch as we spend an evening learning about entrepreneurship, and receive a primer on starting a consulting enterprise. Many professionals, including engineers and geoscientists, have experience and skills that can be a strong base for starting their own company. Being an entrepreneur can be very rewarding, with the right planning and execution. This interactive session will review the important aspects of setting up a business and address relevant questions about being an entrepreneur.


  • 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration
  • 6:30 PM–7:15 PM: Presentation
  • 7:15 PM–7:45 PM: Interactive Q&A
  • 7:45 PM–8:00 PM: Closing

About the Presenter

Darren Frew, DTM, P.Geo. (retired), has provided mentorship and delivered funding support programs to start-up businesses in BC's high-tech sector since 1992. Professionally, he has worked with government-supported funding organizations including the Science Council of BC, NRC's Industrial Research Assistance Program, and BC Bioenergy Network. As well, Darren is a committed volunteer—he has been a mentor with the MBA program at UBC's Sauder School of Business and with the Student Biotechnology Network. Darren presently offers mentorship to students and start-up businesses on an ad-hoc basis.

Darren is active as a speaker and trainer. He has attained Distinguished Toastmaster status with Toastmasters International in BC. Darren speaks regularly to diverse audiences on a variety of topics. He has been a guest speaker with the Vancouver Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC on 6 different occasions.


To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

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