The event below took place on February 25, 2014, at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre.

Watch a video of the session.

 Join us and hear the stories of three student entrepreneurs. Discover what motivates them, the lessons they’ve learned, the help they’ve accessed along the way, and the steps they took to launch a start-up.

Chris Cowper-Smith, Co-Founder & CEO, Spring Loaded Technology – – Chris is responsible for strategic direction, oversees business operations, and works with clinicians and researchers in the continued development of Spring Loaded’s knee-bracing technology. He is a PhD candidate and a part-time faculty member at Dalhousie University. Chris’s expertise is in neuroscience and kinesiology. He has worked extensively with both medical and industry professionals, and has an established track record
of bridging the gap between science and business.

Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, VidSnippets – VidSnippets is a start-up that will enable social media content sharing. In addition to launching VidSnippets, Paul is founder and president at PH Farmer Consulting Ltd., a taxation and management accounting services firm. He is a certified management accountant and is currently a student in the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) program at Saint Mary’s University. Paul has over 17 years of experience in Canadian R&D funding programs, with four-and-a-half years as a government auditor reviewing Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) claims and 12 years in the private sector preparing SR&ED claims for clients.

Sreejata Chatterjee, Co-Founder & Product Engineer, LeadSift Inc. – – Sreejata is responsible for operations and product development at LeadSift, a start-up that generates highly qualified local sales leads by mining social media data. She moved from India to Canada when she was 18 years old to pursue a degree in computer science at Dalhousie University and then moved on to do her masters. Sreejata has worked in several software firms as a developer and architect and is passionate about science and technology. During her masters studies, she was the lead researcher for the Dalhousie Social Media Lab. She volunteers her time to Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in the technology industry.