You can watch a stream of this session on our YouTube channel. San Diego. Miles and miles of white-sand beaches, splendid weather all year, the fittest people on earth. And surging venture capital activity.

What’s cooking in innovation, start-ups and venture capital on the other coast?

Find out from Mark Bernier, Prashant Kantak and Mario Diez on Wednesday, September 26, at our next Business Over Breakfast – our first BOB at COVE (squee)!

Mark R. Bernier, CEO, VentureMoney Management Co., and Chair, ThinkTank Innovation ( and
Mark is an early stage and special opportunities investor, asset manager and entrepreneur. He has built and managed privately held and publicly traded businesses in developed and emerging economies. He is co-founder of VentureMoney Management Co., a global asset management firm that focuses on alternative asset investing. Mark also founded ThinkTank Innovation, a non-profit innovation district in downtown San Diego.

Prashant Kantak – Founder, Qualcomm Ventures (
Prashant is an early stage venture advisor and investor. He started and led Qualcomm Ventures, a $500 million strategic venture capital fund at Qualcomm, and built operations in North America, Europe and Asia. He led investments in and actively managed more than 24 portfolio companies in the US and several more worldwide, many of which were either acquired or taken public, including PayPal. Prashant is also actively involved in various initiatives to help foster the entrepreneurial community in the telecom sector. He serves on the advisory board of EvoNexus, a San Diego incubator.

Mario Diez – Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada (
Mario is a trade commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in San Diego, where he represents innovation, science and technology for the ICT and ocean technology sectors. He is also an active board member of organizations like EvoNexus, NovaComm, UCI Applied Innovation, The Maritime Alliance, and ThinkTank Innovation.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
(light breakfast from 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
27 Parker Street, Dartmouth

RSVP to Wendy via email or 902.424.8670 x 1404 by September 24.

Note to our Cape Breton friends: We’re live-casting this session to a group gathered in Cape Breton at Navigate Startup House, 37 Nepean Street, Sydney. Click here to let our CB team know you’re coming to the Sydney webcast.