Mentors 2018-10-25T17:38:41+00:00

OUR MENTORS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR RESOURCES, COURSE CONTENT AND
MEMBERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Our mentors know (almost) every-
thing and provide mentorship in
Vancouver and online
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Launchpad Mentors

Alex Chuang

Co-founder/CEO of @shapeimmersive, prev: @launch-academy, Board Director @VRARA Vancouver. Building a decentralized marketplace for spatial data.

Mike Edwards

CEO @ Creative Labs

Boris Wertz

Entrepreneur turned investor. Co-founder AbeBooks (sold to Amazon), early-stage investor through @versiononevc, board partner @a16z. Husband and dad of 4.

Brock Smith

Technology Lawyer and Karate Enthusiast.

Kimberley Kaplan

VP Revenue Optimization @ plentyoffish.com

Dave Thomas

Partner – Rocket Builders & Mentor In Residence – SFU.

Bernd Petak

Corporate Director, Investor, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Mentor, Advisor.

Rizwan Kheraj

Industrial Technology Advisor at NRC-IRAP, Entrepreneur, Mentor.

Peter Smyrniotis

Tech venture assembler, entrepreneur, director to private and publicly-traded companies, and commercialization & growth professional.

Mark Cunningham

Entrepreneur, Consultant, Advisor, Board member and Investor

Michael Gokturk

Chief Executive Officer @ Payfirma Corporation

Charlyne Fothergill

HR Rockstar + Tech Community Connector

Matt Carlson

Investor in technology and real estate. Seeking advisory opportunities at real estate tech companies.

Rob Goerhing

Chief Executive Officer at RewardStream

Alexandra Greenhill

Physician CEO innovator. Leader and public speaker. Focused on tech that 10x impacts people’s health and life.

Ian Bell

Technology Executive, Hockey Player, Author and Marketer

Jason Bailey

Founder @super-rewards-1, acquired by AdKnowledge. Founder @growlab-1 Accelerator, Founder and CEO at Eastside Games. Investor in many.

Hussein Hallak

Serial entrepreneur, community organizer, and startup advisor.

Sam Chan

Program creator @launchacademyhq, startup advisor, digital storyteller, and podcast host.

Sunny To

Co-Founder @Latero Labs, Software Developer helping companies create software to transform customer touchpoints through cloud-enabled and mobile experiences.

Roger Patterson

CEO/Co-Founder at Later.com

Jerome Ng

Engineering + Product @HackCapital. Investor + Alumni @500Startups @500Canada

Derek Yau

Co-Founder @ Latero Labs

Ray Walia

Entrepreneur/Investor & Co-Founder/CEO of @LaunchVC & @LaunchAcademyHQ, Co-Founder @SportsTech_io, Co-Founder @VicSquareTech, Co-Founder @TractionConf_io

VR/AR Mentors

Dan Burgar

President, VR/AR Association

Tony Bevilacqua

Founder & CEO, Cognitive3D

Anne-Marie Enns

Executive Producer, VR/AR Global Summit

Charles Lavigne

Co-founder & CEO, LlamaZOO

Charla Pereira

Senior Designer, Microsoft Hololens

Alex Chuang

Co-founder & CEO, Shape Immersive

Nancy Basi

Executive Director (Film/Media), Vancouver Economic Commission

Daneil Japiassu

CEO, YDreams Global

Gilberto Prujansky

CEO, Obvioux

Karam Bayrakal

CEO, Obvioux

Henry Watson

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Olivier Vincent

CEO, WeatherBug

Shafin Diamond Tejani

CEO, Victory Square Technologies

Jacob Ervin

Program Manager, Occipital

Leon Ng

Founder, LNG Studios

Lou Pushelberg

Founder, Circuit Stream

Jeffrey Jang

CEO, Immersive Tech

Tarrnie Williams

CEO, Blueprint Reality

Dogu Taskiran

CEO, Stambol Studios

Jessica Glass

Festival Director, YVRFF

Erik Kiss

CEO, Funny Fox

Jason Tse

CEO, Sky Reveal

Blaise Sack

Founder, Moves Media

Aaron Hilton

President, Steampunk Digital

Marco DeMiroz

Co-founder & General Partner at The Venture Reality Fund/The VR Fund

Tom Emrich

Investor & Community Builder: XR – Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality

Ryan Wang

Founding Partner at Outpost Capital & Chief Business Development Officer at MOAC

Martina Welkhoff

Entrepreneur & Investor, The WXR Venture Fund

Teppei Tsutsui

Investor in emerging tech, VR/AR/MR, computer vision, AI, eSports.