Ray is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors. Ray founded Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has hosted more than 500 startups that have raised over $100 Million in funding. In 2015 Ray co-founded Victory Square, a startup studio with a focus on sports, health and entertainment technology companies. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year for 2014 and 2015, BIV Top Forty Under 40, and was selected to represent Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit and by the U.S. Department of State. Ray has contributed towards the development of the technology ecosystem in North America and has assisted countless entrepreneurs in building sustainable and finance-able businesses. Ray has hosted and run events that have been attended by international dignitaries and ambassadors, the Canadian Prime Minister, Canadian Premiers, Unicorn CEOs and Founders of Fortune 100 companies with the most recent being the TractionConf.io event in both Vancouver and San Francisco.
Gary Boddington is a seasoned technology executive who has lived and breathed the world of tech, starting and leading global companies, exploring new markets, developing new products and services, and raising capital. As a creative and entrepreneurial CEO he has built teams that have grown direct and indirect license revenue channels on a global basis. He is an accomplished business executive that has cultivated key stakeholder relationships, worked with a boards of directors, shareholders and founders.
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Danielle, a former Olympian for Team Canada, is now a digital marketer with a passion of helping businesses grow from the ground up. Throughout her journey to the Olympic Games she learned that hard work and passion are a deadly combination. Danielle is developing her passion for innovation, creativity and writing in the transforming marketplace; and applying her energy and tenacity to challenging projects.
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