Serial entrepreneurs can have a big advantage over people new to the start-up challenge, but what motivates them to pursue another venture? How do they say good-bye to their “first love”? How do they bounce back from a failure? How do they choose their next venture? What were some of their best and worst decisions as CEO? Will their latest pursuit be their last?
Hear the answers to these questions and get wisdom from entrepreneurs who’ve been there, done that…a few times.
Duncan Enman, Founder, Rentdonkey.ca (www.rentdonkey.ca) – Duncan is founder of Rentdonkey.ca and Can Stock Photo. Rentdonkey.ca is a free search engine that independently tracks all apartment and house rentals. Can Stock Photo is a microstock agency, a company that sells stock photos and illustrations very affordably. Duncan founded the company in 2004, and it soon became the busiest stock-photo site in the country, today representing more than 3 million stock images and boasting over 50,000 members. In 2008, US-based stock-photo giant Fotosearch acquired Can Stock Photo and hired Duncan to run the company.
Mausam Kalra, Co-founder, Gistof Internet Services – Mausam was vice president of product management and CTO at GenieKnows.com. Recently, he founded Gistof Internet Services. Its first product is called Twecan. Twecan (www.twecan.com) looks at classifying tweets so people can make sense of what is happening on Twitter. Its tagline is “making sense of social media.” In addition to his own start-up, Mausam provides operational advice to other start-ups.
Patrick Hankinson, Founder, Ninja Otter Inc. (www.ninjaotter.com) – Patrick is a serial entrepreneur (he started at age 14!), web developer, marketer, designer, investor, and technology enthusiast. In 2009, he founded Ninja Otter, a company providing web application development, BlackBerry development, Android development, and early stage marketing. Patrick is currently involved in several start-ups, including Compiler, Tether and Favtag.
Panel moderator – Stephen Hartlen, Interim President & CEO, Innovacorp
Thursday, November 25, 2010
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Innovation Boardroom (formerly named Canada Post Boardroom)
Innovacorp - Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive, Dartmouth, NS
Please RSVP to Samantha Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 23, 2010.
As always, these gatherings are intended for Innovacorp clients and affiliates. However, if space allows, we welcome special guests. If you’d like to join us, email us and we’ll let you know about space availability.