Ian has been a marketer and entrepreneur in Montreal and Silicon Valley since 2001. He was formerly VP Product Marketing at PasswordBox and took on the role of General Manager after the acquisition by Intel. He has played a key role in the launch of several startups and Co-Founded FounderFuel, Canada’s leading accelerator, as well as MTLinTech, Montreal’s voice of the startup community. Ian is a father of 2 boys and is driven by having an impact in people’s lives.
1. Accelerators as ecosystem builders
2. The Startup life and mental health
3. Working with large corporations
From the point of view of an entrepreneur, a startup accelerator founder and an investor, Ian has seen and been through a lot, and if there’s one thing he’s learned along the way it’s that mental health trumps everything. Now in his 40’s with a wife and two kids, Ian is focused on his recently launched InsurTech startup. In this talk, he’ll be exploring how to manage the wild startup ride...