February 13th, 2013, Mavrik Winebar
Special Thanks to Our Wonderful Sponsors:
Razor Suleman is founding CEO of Achievers, Inc. (formerly I Love Rewards Inc.). Razor started his first business at the age of 15. Following his passions for business and sports, Razor began importing and selling hockey cards between Canada and the United States. He then went on to start his own campus branded apparel company called Razor's Edge. From there he went on to start I Love Rewards, an employee recognition rewards program. Razor raised $38 million in his last round of funding with Sequoia Capital. He has won a number of awards including BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Shameiz Hemani is a founding member and President of Greenlight Consulting, an IT Consulting company focused on truly delivering complex IT projects. He started his career as one of the multitudes of co-ops than ran most of Nortel's operations as a web developer. He then moved on to the consulting world where he spent 4 years before deciding to go out on his own and start his first consulting company. Johann Hallim is a founding member of Greenlight Consulting, an IT Consulting company focussed on accelerating delivery of complex IT projects. Over the course of his career, Johann has worked within consulting for the Retail, Telco, Energy and Financial industries. He has worn several hats from developer to Program Manager. Johann has demonstrated the ability to add value to Enterprise Strategic Initiatives through an understanding of core technologies, an appreciation for complex processes, strong business acumen and a diligent work ethic. Dan Tzotis is founder & Managing Partner at AWAKE Chocolate. Prior to AWAKE, Dan worked 6+ years at Pepsico, in a wide array of sales roles including customer finance, category insights, sales strategy and account management (both regional and national), working closely with retailers such as Loblaw Companies, Sobeys, Metro, Walmart, Costco, to name a few. Prior to Pepsico, Dan worked at Kraft Foods, and held multiple roles within finance, including brand, corporate and innovation finance, working on such brands as Post Cereals, Maxwell House and Nabob Coffee and Tassimo. Page 1
Schulich TENN February 2013
Our Amazing Line Up of Guests also Include:
Dave Kranenburg is the Director of Programs at the Center for Social Innovation. His responsibilities include setting CSI's program vision, working with external partners, and boosting the success of CSI's members. He has served as advisor, mentor, treasurer and supporter for food, technology, youth, environment and international development startups across the country. His efforts have earned him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Meal Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award and a nomination for Social Entrepreneur of the Year with the Schwab Foundation. Vijender Trivedi helps entrepreneurs build and grow their companies by project managing and marketing the Entrepreneur's Toolkit. He is the Manager of Online Content in the Business Acceleration Program at MaRS. Vijender is an Schulich MBA grad and has past experience working with Accenture. His interests include entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, politics, reading and traveling. Paul Rivett is the Client Service Manager at ventureLAB. He helps entrepreneurs set and achieve business milestones, through the efforts of the ventureLAB™ advisory team, and by connecting to incentives and opportunities available to innovative companies across the Region. Paul is a technology entrepreneur, launching Resonance Photonics in 1999 – a York Region fiber optic component manufacturer financed by venture capital. Prior to this, he has over 20 years of management experience in commercial, operations and technology roles at multinational corporations, providing advanced photonic products to the Telecommunications, Medical, Avionic and...