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Startup Grind Ottawa Hosts April Dunford (Tulip Retail)


April Dunford, Tulip Retail

April Dunford is the COO of Tulip Retail, a B2B marketing solution that is powering the next generation of customer-centric retail experiences across the web, mobile devices and physical stores.

April is the co-founder and Managing Director of RocketScope, an analyst firm focused on marketing best practices and strategy.

An engineer by training, April has been a marketing executive at 5 startups - Janna Systems (acquired by Siebel systems), DataMirror (acquired by IBM), Sitraka (acquired by Quest software), Watcom (acquired by Sybase)  and InfoBright, where she focused on sustainable growth through 4 acquisitions and held executive marketing positions at IBM, Siebel Systems and Nortel.



6:30 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By Franco Varriano, Startup Grind Ottawa Director

Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place.  He's currently leading community and growth with, a startup seeking to change the way people produce and consume helpful content.
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @francovarriano

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