Adam Lorant is a Partner with Magellan Angel Partners where he invests in and mentors high tech startups. He is also currently the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management with PHEMI Health Systems.
Adam has a passion for entrepreneurship, having started 4 companies, and invested in, advised, and mentored dozens of startups. Most recently, Adam was CEO In Residence with the Centre for Growth at the BC Technology Industry Association. Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Adam has helped generate well over a billion dollars for investors. In 2000, Adam was honoured with Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.
Dave Weisbeck leads the overall solutions success and strategy at Visier. Dave is a seasoned software executive who has experience ranging from building development teams to growing multi-billion dollar businesses as a General Manager. Prior to joining Visier, Dave spent over 18 years in the information management and analytics industry, which included time spent helping to build Crystal Decisions and Business Objects products and product strategy. Most recently, Dave was the Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Information Management, and Data Warehousing at SAP.
Dave has recently been appointed to the HR.com Advisory Board.
Barb Steele is a successful serial entrepreneur. She is currently a Sales Manager at Sun Life Financial, where she hires and trains financial advisors. Her passion is to mentor entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals. In the past, Barb founded and grew a a publishing company from $0 to $10 million dollars in sales in 8 years with 10 magazines across Tokyo, Japan. Barb has also founded, manufactured, and distributed the skin care line, Feels Like A Facelift, as well as a supplement line, Healthworx Products that is distributed exclusively in pharmacies.
Barb had also attended Cordon Bleu Cooking School and worked as a professional chef and restaurant consultant for 8 years.
Michael Henson is the Founder and Director of Next Logic, a technology consulting firm and startup engine. He has been a mentor for Entrepreneurship@UBC and is also a Co-Founder of VXT, which produces stealth mode video tech for entertainment.
John‘s entrepreneurial background stems from his expertise in venture capital, private equity, and corporate finance building value for all stakeholders. Over that period, he has developed deep proficiency as a senior financial builder and leader, including roles as chief financial officer, vice president of finance, chief investment and treasury manager, advisory roles to corporate boards and committees, and active board directorship/observer roles. Over the last number of years alongside the Growth Capital team, John has managed the investments and operations under Vancity’s growth capital portfolio. This portfolio holds a diverse selection of impactful enterprises. Typical of these enterprises are associated directorship/observer roles with various investee companies.