Presentations

VANTEC Investor Meeting - March 4,  2019

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting AI & AI Enabled Companies - Feb 6,  2019

Company Presentations

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Presentation: Investment Trends | VIDEO | 

The AI landscape in BC & Angel Investing Cheat Sheet for BC-based AI Startups: A functional overview of AI/ML for angel investors - strengths of local startups, some practical rules of thumb, questions to ask AI entrepreneurs and common misperceptions.  | DECK  | VIDEO | 

PresenterHandol Kim | Variational AI | BIO: Handol is Co-Founder & CEO of Variational AI, AI for drug discovery. Prior to Variational AI, Handol was General Manager of Quadrant AI, the AI software and services business unit of D-Wave Systems, where he built the business from customers such as SK Telecom, the NIH, FDA, Siemens-Healthineers and Konica Minolta. Handol is also Vice-Chair of the AI Network of British Columbia (AInBC) and has 20+ years of software, telecom/mobile, and cloud computing experience at executive management roles in Silicon Valley, Asia and across Canada.

 

From AI Algorithms to Commercial Success– A Big Company Perspective: What it takes to transform from a company that has great algorithms to a company that also has happy (and paying) customers. | DECK | VIDEO | 

PresenterRan Rumianek | Change Healthcare | BIO: Ran is an experienced leader in the Healthcare Technology industry. He served in senior business and product management roles, where he led the development and commercialization of multiple new innovative products. Currently, Ran is heading the AI and Innovation group at the Medical Imaging division of Change Healthcare ( previously McKesson), one of the largest Digital Health companies in North America. In this role, Ran works closely with customers, developers, and the vibrant ecosystem of AI startups to create new AI-powered solutions. 

 

AI @ universities: Getting it right: Challenges that need to be solved in the research and talent pipeline leading into AI commercialization-ready ventures. | DECK | VIDEO | 

PresenterIain Begg | Innovation UBC | BIO: As the Managing Director of Innovation Partnerships within the VPRI portfolio, Iain works with the team, on the one hand to help recognize, foster, and facilitate innovation development, and on the other, to promote and grow deep research-oriented relationships with partner organizations. We work hand-in-hand with the other driving groups of Innovation UBC to find ways of moving research into impact. In addition, Iain is the UBC Concierge for the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster - connecting researchers, companies, and projects

 

Panel: Investment Trends | VIDEO | 

Ashish Sant [Moderator]  | SFU Venture Labs | BIO: Ashish is a seasoned business and technology executive with 25+ years of experience in digital health and medical devices. He is an Executive in Residence at SFU Venture labs where he provides mentoring/coaching to CEOs of healthcare startups. In his prior role, he was the SVP/GM of Enterprise Imaging business at Change Healthcare (formerly McKesson) where he managed a $350M business with 1000+ employees. 

Handol Kim | Variational AI 

Ran Rumianek | Change Healthcare 

Iain Begg | Innovation UBC 

 

VANTEC Investor Meeting - Jan 8,  2019

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting - Dec 4,  2019

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting Agrifoodtech & Cleantech - Nov 6,  2019

Company Presentations

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Presentation: Investment Trends 2:30pm

Industry experts present trends, opportunities and examples why investing in Agtech, Foodtech and Cleantech is rapidly growing and rewarding.

Trends in Agtech & Foodtech - Tom Urban, Investor and Founder of  Agribusiness Advisors | DECKVIDEO

Tom Urban is a Vancouver based investor in early stage Agtech companies, and the founder of Agribusiness Advisors. He  provides advisory services to CEOs and Boards and has made a number of direct investments in promising Ag start ups. Tom is also an Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Professor at UBC and is part of a team and a large network of mentors that is supporting innovation and entrepreneurship at UBC. He has spent more than 25 years in the world of agriculture.

 

Trends in Cleantech - Jeanette Jackson, CEO at Foresight Cleantech Accelerator | DECK | VIDEO

Jeanette is an experienced CEO, entrepreneur and business strategist with broad-based experience in technology, business development, marketing and operations. Over the last 4 years, Jeanette has supported more than 20 Foresight companies as an Executive In Residence in several markets including bio-energy, electric vehicles, smart buildings, water tech, robotics and wind.  She is excited to bring the new vision of Foresight to life:   advancing the adoption of Canadian transformative cleantech companies through programs that help them launch, scale and grow.

 

EBC Investment Program Updates - Kevin Harvey, Portfolio Manager, Investment Capital Branch | DECK | VIDEO

Kevin Harvey is a Portfolio Manager with the Investment Capital Branch.  Kevin is dedicated to helping small businesses raise capital in BC under both the Eligible Business Corporation (EBC) and Venture Capital Corporation (VCC) programs.  Kevin Harvey is a CFA® charterholder, and is committed to working with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry stakeholders to grow the venture capital ecosystem in BC.

 

CEO Panel: The Journey from Startup to Scale-Up  3:00 pm | VIDEO

Tom Urban, Angel Investor and Advisor in Agrifoodtech talks with 3 successful local entrepreneurs and looks back at their journey from idea to business and scaling up.

Michael Gilbert, CEO at Semios, Automated climate, pest, insect and disease management and treatment for orchards.

Dave Dinesen, CEO at Cubic Farms - Commercial scale automated indoor farming systems.

Hamlet Abnousi, CEO at Novobind - Biological food additive to target and disarm dangerous microbes in farm animals.

 

VANTEC Investor Meeting - Oct 2,  2019

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Open Network - Sep 11,  2019

Company Presentations

AGENDA OF PRESENTING COMPANIES 

We did not record any of the 90 second pitches that companies gave at this event.

 

VANTEC Investor Meeting - July 1,  2019

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting Health & Life Sciences- June 12,  2019

 

Company Presentations

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Presentation: Trends in Health & Life Sciences

The Trends in Investment and Successful Commercialization

PresenterLesley Esford

Dr. Esford has spent the last couple of decades in the life sciences sector in leadership positions as an educator and a trusted advisor.  In her most recent positions at Accel-Rx and at Life Sciences BC, she has developed a large professional network and a comprehensive understanding of the global Life Sciences sector and investment community; including working with over 100 entrepreneurs developing drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics at every stage of the innovation process from concept to commercialization.

Watch the VIDEO of the Presentation and the panel conversation

 

Panel: Investing in Health & Life Sciences

Successfully Commercializing technology to create a Market Leading Company

Panel:

Patricia BeckmannPh.D., Managing Director, BioStrategy

Dr. Nima Ziraknejad, Ph.D. P.Eng., Founder & CEO, NZ Technologies Inc. 

Harrison BrownCo-Founder & CEO, HeadCheck Health

Elayne WandlerDirector Programs & Partnerships, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator

ModeratorLesley Esford

Watch the VIDEO of the Panel Conversation

 

VANTEC Investor Meeting - May 1,  2019

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investing in Digital Media, Gaming and AR/VR - Apr 3, 2019

 

Note: We apologize that this meeting was not captured on video due to an unforeseen circumstance

 

Presentation: Trends in Digital Media, Gaming & AR/VR

Presenter: Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting - Mar 6,  2019

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investing in AI and ML - Feb 6, 2019

 

Presentation: Trends in AI and ML

VIDEO: Trends in Investment and Successful Commercialization of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

Presenter: Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders

 

Panel: Investing in AI and ML

VIDEO: Successfully Commercializing AI/ML to create a Market Leading Company 

Moderator: Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders

Maryam Sadeghi, PhD, CEO and Co-founder, MetaOptima

Shamil HargovanCEO at Wiivv 

Michael ChengCo-founder of Lumen5

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting - Jan 9,  2019

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investing in Agtech & Cleantech- Dec 5, 2018

 

Presentations

Trends in CleanTech VIDEO - Jeanette Jackson, Managing Director at Foresight Cleantech Accelerator

Trends in AgTech VIDEO - Tom Urban, Investor and Founder of Agribusiness Advisors

Watch Tom's presentation deck and his approach to building an Agtech portfolio.

 

Investor & Entrepreneur Dialogues VIDEO

Tom Urban (investor) and Amar Singh of Elevated Signals

Jenny Yang (investor) and Gareth Brown of Clir Renewables

 

Company Presentations

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VANTEC Investor Meeting - Nov 7, 2018

INVESTOR DECKS  & PITCH VIDEOS MP4 (VANTEC members only, must be logged in to view)

 


VANTEC Investing in Digital Health - Oct 3, 2018

Investment trends in Digital Health by Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders 

PRESENTATION PDF      PRESENTATION VIDEO MP4

Panel discussion with 4 CEO's of BC based digital health companies

Alison Taylor and Trevor Johnston Co-CEO's at Jane Software

Geof Auchinleck CEO at Claris Healthcare

Alexandra Greenhill CEO at Careteam Technologies

PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO MP4 

LIST OF PRESENTING COMPANIES

INVESTOR PITCH VIDEOS MP4 (VANTEC members only, must be logged in to view)

 

 


VANTEC Open Network - Sep 12, 2018

LIST OF PRESENTING COMPANIES

INVESTOR PITCH DECKS (VANTEC members only, must be logged in to view)

 


BC and China: Angel Investment Opportunities - Mar 7, 2018

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How to Invest in Startup Ventures in BC and Canada, Mike Volker, Founder, VANTEC Angel Network

Investment Opportunities in Food and Agri TechJames PrattBC Food Processors Association

Investment Opportunities in Digital MediaJames HursthouseDigiBC 

Investment Opportunities in IOT, AI, Blockchain  Social Casino & Cannabis Tech,  Geoffrey HansenReady-to-Rocket 

Investment Opportunities in Life SciencesMichael LincolnAccel-Rx 

Chinese Translation of the above presentations

 


Investing in Food & Agriculture Technology - Feb 7, 2018

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Investment Trends in Food & Agriculture Technology, Michael McGee, Partner at Avrio

You can also watch the videos of the presentation, fireside chat and panels.