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Friday, September 29 • 10:00 - 12:00
The Founder’s Journey: Truth Talks About Startup Cultures Waitlist

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Ever wonder what it really takes to build a great culture? Are you curious about what key culture elements to focus on when you’re just starting a new company? Do you want to learn a simple yet impactful approach to creating your ideal culture?

 In this 90 minute interactive session, we’ll get up close and personal with four Founders that have made culture their #1 priority within their organizations.

Moderated by Lorie Corcuera, Co-Founder, and CEO and Jennifer Curleigh, Culture Collaborator of SPARK Creations & Company, we will hear the culture journeys from:

  • Rian Gauvreau, Co-Founder, and COO of Clio
  • Katherine Berry, Co-Founder, and CPO of Allocadia
  • Jeff Duncan, Founder, and President of Meetingmax
  • Stephen Shen, Co-Founder, and CTO of MuseFind


Some questions that the panel will discuss:

  1. Define what culture means to you.
  2. What are the key cultural elements that business leaders should consider?
  3. What has been the biggest challenge you and your team have faced building your culture?
  4. What are your key strategies for maintaining your culture as you grow?
  5. What do you see are the future trends that may impact your culture?
  6. What is your secret sauce for creating your ideal culture?
  7. If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
  8. What is your advice for startups on building a great culture?

Format: Panel 60 Minutes (Includes Q&A) + 30 Minutes Culture Workshop (One Founder Per 10 Participants)


Capacity: 80


Moderators
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Lorie Corcuera

Co-Founder & CEO, SPARK Creations & Company Inc.
Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, co... Read More →

Speakers
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Katherine Berry

Katherine Berry, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, uses her marketing expertise, technical know-how, and strong customer relationships to lead Allocadia’s product team. She is dedicated to creating innovative software solutions for Allocadia customers. With her background in design and development paired with an understanding of enterprise marketing challenges, she is uniquely positioned to create marketing performance solutions. Since co-founding Allocadia with her twin sister Kristine Steuart in 2010, she has done just that. Katherine leverages the expertise and feedback of Allocadia customers to drive Allocadia product strategy, translating complex business requirements into a truly lovable, enterprise class product that delivers immense value to CMOs and marketing teams. Katherine was recently named among the Top Forty Under 40 by Business in Vancouver, the Top 10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2015 by Inc. magazine, and one of... Read More →
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Jennifer Curleigh

Jennifer is a Culture Collaborator with SPARK Creations & Company Inc. At the core of her work, Jennifer is creating meaningful human connections with a strong foundation of emotional intelligence. Her clients work with her because she has a gift of connecting people to themselves, to each other and to the work they do. Jennifer has over 20 years experience in training and development and is certified in EQ-i 2.0. Jennifer is also an active volunteer for Canadian Cancer Society and the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC... Read More →
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Jeff Duncan

Jeff Duncan is the President and CEO of Meetingmax, the largest provider of group reservation technology in Canada and the winner of one of Canada's Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2016. Meetingmax annually processes more than $100 million in hotel transactions through its software and powers events such as TED Conferences... Read More →
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Rian Gauvreau

Clio was launched in 2008 by lifelong friends Jack Newton and Rian Gauvreau with the goal of transforming the practice of law for good by delivering cloud-based practice management technologies for lawyers around the world. Headquartered in spectacular Vancouver, Canada, Clio has over 200 employees and offices in Toronto and Dublin, serving the practice management needs of legal professionals in over 80 countries. As the Co-Founder and new Chief People Officer (CPO), Rian serves as the ambassador of... Read More →
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Stephen Shen

Most would describe Stephen not just as the CTO of MuseFind but a technologist and a leader in the community. Recently named as a feature alumni from BCIT Computer Systems Technology Program. He has 9 years of progressive experience in software development, systems architecture... Read More →



Friday September 29, 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Brainstation 455 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1T1