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Matt C.


Hometown: Mississauga, ON

Member since:

February 20, 2013

Are you a Developer/Designer/Non-Technical Entrepreneur/Mentor/Support Services member?

I consider myself a systems change designer. While I know my way around the Adobe Suite, possess intermediate HTML/CSS skills, and am generally a tech nerd, I apply design-thinking processes to complex organizational and urban scale challenges.

What is your background/skill sets? (Ex. JavaScript, Sales, Photoshop)

In a startup, what role best suits you?

Facilitating vision and strategic planning. Identifying gaps, framing challenges as opportunities, networking and deal making.

Are you working on any projects or startups currently? If so, give us a quick rundown!

I am currently working with the Winnipeg Arts Council in the early stages of partnering with business, design and civil society communities in Winnipeg to create an urban innovation and design lab called Urban Idea. Like RampUp, we too are inspired by the accelerator/incubator model, pitch-days, etc., and we are looking at some creative ways to apply these methods to generating ideas and actions for sustainable urban renewal.

What do you want out of North Forge Meetups?

I'm interested in connecting with Winnipeg's burgeoning entrepreneurial community and I'm interested in exploring possible collaborations between RampUp and Urban Idea down the road!


Currently working as coordinator for Urban Idea and the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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