Mobify was born out of Igor's frustration at regularly missing his bus to SFU. Together with co-founders John Boxall and Peter McLachlan, Igor developed an SMS service that delivered Translink schedules to his phone by text message. Following the success of the text messaging app, Mobify has continued to grow by investing in research, focusing on customer success and adjusting to a rapidly changing mobile technology landscape.
Today, Mobify is the leading global mobile commerce platform with almost 100 full-time employees, powering some of the largest retailers in the world, including Starbucks, Garmin, Crocs, Toyota and Expedia.
Igor is a frequent contributor to Mashable, GigaOM, and CNET and was recently named on BCBusiness's Top 30 Under[masked], see his story here.
6:30 Networking and Food 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking
Hosted By Cheryl Mack, Vancouver Chapter Director
Cheryl Mack has been living the startup life since moving to Vancouver in 2008. She is an active member of the startup community, having worked with several startups, accelerators and investors. She is dedicated to building a thriving startup ecosystem in Vancouver and growing access to funding, developers, and other resources. UBC Sauder alumni, technology geek, and travel enthusiast. Email: [masked] | Twitter: @cmack4life
Hosted By Cheryl Draper, Vancouver Chapter Director
Cheryl Draper is a community builder, event producer, entrepreneur and beer geek originally hailing from Ottawa but now based in Vancouver. By day, she's the Community Manager for Invoke Labs working alongside resident startups to help them create and execute successful community strategies. By night, Cheryl can be found facilitating startup weekend events around the world, mentoring up-and-coming companies or playing dinner host to visiting out-of-town founders. In her downtime, she likes to drink tea, travel, spend time with family and friends, and can often be found geeking out over craft beer.
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