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Dragons' Den: Marketing and Financing

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **

[All about Marketing, Branding, and Financing]

We have an impressive roster of guest speakers who are willing to share their insights and experiences in the areas of branding, marketing and financing.

Join us for this exciting event.


Kevin Jagger (Long Track Long Shot) | @KevinJagger

After graduating with a Finance degree, he spent three years as an investment banker. Watching the 2010 Olympics, Kevin was inspired to compete again. So, he quit his job and is now training full time to become a member of Canada’s National Long Track Speed Skating Team.

Dave Sharrock (agile42) | @davesharrock

Dave is an agile coach and entrepreneur, bringing together a passion for technology, startups and just plain getting things done. As the head of agile42 in North America, he helps companies scale and liberate their potential by creating flexible, lean organizations that delight their customers. Dave will share some of the exciting things happening in the emerging space of crowdfunding for startups.

Doug Beech (HireTheWorld) | @DougBeech

HireTheWorld is an award winning, online marketplace that connects a network of thousands of creative professionals and freelancers with employers on a global scale. HireTheWorld just made the list "The 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2012". Doug is one of the co-founders and will share some of his recent experience.

Paul Marley (Rampworth Capital)

Paul's career started in the packaged goods industry with Procter & Gamble, J. Walter Thompson and General Foods, and from there he branched out into entrepreneurial pursuits in industries as varied as aquaculture, financial services, retailing and telecommunications. Paul continues to focus on helping private companies get to the next level by building value prior to a financing event. Paul will share some of his insights and recent experience.


Place: The HiVe (210 - 128 W Hastings St, Vancouver)

Date: April 25th, 2012

Time: Door opens at 6pm


  • 6pm - 6:30pm Networking
  • 6:30pm - 8pm Speaker Presentations and Q&A
  • 8pm - 9pm Networking

We will be giving away 5 The Lean Startup books thanks to Payroll Hero.


[Rethink Email]

Payroll Hero | @PayrollHero

Super Human Capital Management Software. Check out their blog that documents the journey the team is on in their goal to launching the hottest Super Human Capital Management tool on the web.

Whistler Water | @whistlerwater

Whistler Glacier Water is Canada’s premium bottled water from the utmost pristine Canadian glacial fed source, Place Glacier. Award winning ‘Mountain Bottle’ design is now biodegradable.

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **

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  • Dave S.

    Really fun evening - an entertaining roster of speakers with a range of connected stories. Venue is superb. With some speakers stretching their
    time allotment (including myself) it made for a longer than expected evening, but the feedback from those I talked to who stayed the course was excellent. Best of luck as you continue to create interesting and energy-filled events.

    1 · April 27, 2012

  • Jin L.

    Thank you for your great feedback so far (both from members and speakers). This was my 2nd event as a new organizer and best way to learn and improve is through your feedback. Please continue to provide your constructive feedback! :) cheers!

    1 · April 27, 2012

  • Neil G.

    Great selection of speakers!

    April 26, 2012

  • Tink N.

    Dragon's Den: Marketing & Financing was a great learning opportunity and "crash course seminar" in lean startups 101. The speakers all had unique stories to tell and presented with authentic enthusiasm.

    April 26, 2012

  • Sandra G.

    Presentations were too long. Moderator needed to take more control and enforce time limits on speakers. Over half the audience, including me, left after 8 p.m. when only 2 speakers had completed their presentations. I felt bad for the last 2 presenters. I think people want more time to network and less time with formal presentations. If speakers are going to talk for that long I would suggest you only have 1 or 2 at a meeting.

    April 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speakers were not given a short enough time in which to speak or the moderator didn't cut them off. Either way, the speeches were 60% longer than they should have been.

    In future you need fewer speakers or better rules/enforcement.

    I estimate half of you audience left at the half way point, of which I was one.

    In my experience, when speakers are given a hard limit they do a better job of preparing their materials.

    April 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative, and fun.

    April 26, 2012

  • Jin L.

    Thank you for attending this event. Please continue to provide a feedback, so that I can improve it next time.

    April 25, 2012

  • Viral DL Satyagraha A.

    would we able to drink some beer while we serve? That would inspire more volunteers and drunk servers will provide some entertainment value as well:-)

    2 · April 25, 2012

  • Iouri B.

    Yep, see you there

    April 24, 2012

  • Jin L.

    Perfect! We have now 2 including you, Iouri, helping with beer/keg station. See you at the event little before 6pm. Cheers.

    April 24, 2012

  • Iouri B.

    I would love to do it. Let me know if this is still valid

    1 · April 24, 2012

  • Jin L.

    I am looking for one or two volunteers for serving beer at the keg station for the event. Let me know if you are interested :)

    April 24, 2012

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