Discovery Foundation Art, Design, Business Speaker Series

Posted: Fri, 2018-10-19 11:49

This fall, hear the stories of entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models. This series of guest lectures brings together a phenomenal breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector.

These lectures are free; a limited number of seats are open to current students, industry practitioners and alumni. No registration is needed. The speaker series is produced in partnership with the Discovery Foundation through the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Lectures in room C4245, 520 East 1st Ave:
Amanda Downs, Director of Communications, 1QBit: Brand Storytelling
4:30 pm, November 5, 2018

Hussein Hallak, CEO and Founder, Next Decentrum: Validation
4:30 pm, November 26, 2018

Paulina Cameron, Director, Futurpreneur: Funding
4:30 pm, December 3, 2018

ADB3 (Art, Design, Business) is part of Living Labs’ newly established Discovery Foundation Mentorship Program. The program engages experts in business, technology, interaction design, industrial design, and materials-based research in order to transfer knowledge to emerging entrepreneurs who demonstrate the desire and capability to establish technology companies in BC, particularly in the connected devices space between hardware and software.

By bringing experts from different backgrounds to the University, the program will build relationships and networks that can support students as they create, refine, and launch the next generation of technology-driven businesses and products.