Victoria Brilz, co-founded and sold the well-known Alberta-founded sports electronics global leader Dynastream Innovations to Garmin for $36 million. Victoria has been involved in monitoring systems for over 25 years . She has been at the forefront in the development and promotion of digital monitoring products. Dynastream introduced Speed and Distance monitoring technology which has become the preferred footpod monitoring solution used by Adidas, Timex, Suunto, Garmin and Wahoo to name a few.
Victoria is now the Chief Marketing Officer at 4iiii Innovations (pronounced “four ize”). The company’s first product is an audio-enabled heads-up display technology (pictured left) to help athletes like cyclists, runners and speed skaters keep their hands free and eyes focused ahead.
5:00 Networking and Food 6:00 Fireside Chat 7:00 Networking
Hosted By Hisham Al-Shurafa, Calgary Chapter Director
Hisham Al-Shurafa is co-founder of Startup Calgary, an entrepreneur-led, grassroots, non-profit organization with the mission to activate startups, connect founders and grow the tech ecosystem in Calgary. He's also an entrepreneur himself, co-founding and running SnapDx and Pixineers. Hisham previously held software and product management positions at Amazon.com and NexJ Systems. Hisham graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B. A. Sc. in Systems Design Engineering. You can follow him on twitter @hisham. Email: [masked]
Hosted By Andrew Browne, Director of Startup Grind Calgary
Andrew is the Development Director at Startup Calgary, an entrepreneur led, volunteer-driven movement with the mission to activate startups, connect founders, and grow Calgary's startup ecosystem. He graduated from Mount Royal University with a BBA in General Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Throughout his time in school he was involved in many initiatives including holding an Entrepreneur in Residents position for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship during his last semester. He was also heavily involved in Enactus Mount Royal and was an integral part of developing new programs, implementing older ones, and sharing their story on a regional and national stage. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @https://twitter.com/startupcalgary
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