Roger Patterson is a serial high-tech entrepreneur with a passion for spreading the entrepreneurial spirit and helping others succeed as entrepreneurs. He has over 17 years experience in the software and telecom industries, 12 years of which have been spent founding and running 3 successful high-tech companies after originally working for some of Canada’s largest high-tech companies (Nortel and Newbridge Networks).2018-07-21T08:29:31+00:00
Lauren came to Launch with a background in kinesiology and digital marketing, as well as a passion for photography. She currently manages Launch’s social media accounts, as well as creates content and helps to bring our members and alumni together with the greater community. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring beautiful BC and taking photos.2020-02-13T23:59:51+00:00
Caroline is a business student at SFU, concentrating in Marketing and Human Resources, with a Minor in Communications. When she isn’t glued to the screen, you can find her hiking around the West Coast or practicing her watercolour skills at home.2018-07-19T23:28:12+00:00
Claire is a recent UBC graduate who was born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, but always knew she belonged on the West Coast. She is a competitive long course triathlete, former event coordinator and multi-tasker extraordinaire. Claire is looking forward to starting her career in the Vancouver tech scene and will be supporting our CEO in doing everything from coordinating travel to researching business opportunities.2018-10-23T17:57:34+00:00
With a passion for video games and tech, Jean landed her first tech job at Launch. Outside of working at Launch, Jean is also a Twitch.TV video game streamer with an accumulated view count of 40 million views, the founder of SFU’s first PC gaming club, SFU Online Entertainment League, and remains fairly active in the gaming community. You can also find her playing a lot of PC games on her free time, looking up new places to eat and trying to figure out which hot sauce to buy next. So if you ever need a food or hot sauce recommendation, she is your go-to person.2020-02-14T00:01:15+00:00
Alana came to Launch Academy with a background in communications and marketing, along with years of experience producing global events. She was lucky enough to work from the quiet slopes of Banff to the sweltering beaches of Rio de Janeiro, all the while being glued to her laptop and subsequent spreadsheets. She decided to switch gears in 2016 and make the leap over to the exciting world of startups and hasn’t looked back since.2018-10-23T17:54:15+00:00
Kelsey balances we’re-here-to-have-fun attitude with a no-nonsense, get s**t done work ethic that diffuses the often stressful nature of the startup scene. She has a proven record of developing strong relationships and driving business growth. Before joining Launch Academy’s team in 2017, she was exploring Europe while calling London her home. Now, this Vancouver native is bringing years of customer care and data driven experience to the Launch team.2018-07-17T17:51:27+00:00
Sam is the Head of Programs at Launch Academy, where he oversees the development of the incubator’s various programs. Over the years, he has advised hundreds of startups on their go-to-market strategies. Formerly, he consulted for Samsung, Microsoft, Intel, Qual-comm, and NBC on their developer relations strategies, and ran some of the largest hackathons in the world.2018-10-23T17:53:18+00:00
Madeleine currently works as the Operations Coordinator with Launch Academy. She has a background in digital marketing and community management in esports, having previously worked for the Vancouver Titans, Seattle Surge, and Blizzard Entertainment. Outside of work, she can be found playing tabletop games, reading fantasy books, or walking her dog.2020-02-10T21:17:02+00:00
Alex is a budding entrepreneur, designer and growth hacker with a track record of launching products in crowdfunding, e-commerce, SaaS, virtual currency aand marketplace platforms. Having sold his first start-up in 2013, Alex has committed himself to building a strong tech ecosystem in Vancouver; mentoring entrepreneurs and connecting them to the right resources. In 2014, Alex was recognized as Best in Social Entrepreneurship by Notable Awards and in 2015 as BC’s Top 30 under 30.2018-10-23T17:47:43+00:00
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