Engineering Entrepreneurship Series: 2004-2007


Title: Innovation Workshop
Speaker:  Bobby John, Skule graduate 9T7 and founder of “Caught in the Web.”

Title:  Tips on Starting your own Company
Speaker:  Kevin Talbot, VP & Managing Partner of RBC Technology Ventures Inc.

Title:  Never Give Up
Speaker:  Doug Hunter, President & CEO, Upper Canada Ethanol Inc

Title:  Adventures with a Fabless Semi Start-up, and Then Some, 1995-2006
Speaker:  Ken Schultz, Ph.D. U of T



Title:  A Canadian Inventor’s Journey
Speaker:  Don Wilson, Founder and co-inventor of Virtually Perfect Golf, and Les Truxa, co-inventor of Invisions

Title:  Too Smart for your own good:  What every engineer/technologist should know about starting and managing a business
Speaker:  Angel Mehta

Title:  What they don’t teach you in Skule about your career as an engineer
Speaker:  Bill Wignall, President & CEO of Electronics Workbench, and Skule graduate 8T8

Title:  Merging Engineering, Technology & Business:  A fab-less semiconductor start-up story
Speaker:  Farhad Shafai

Title:  Finding & Exploiting Business Opportunities
Speaker:  Wally Pieczonka

Title:  Youth Vs. Experience
Speaker:  Andrew Harrison

Title:  The Business of Biometrics & Cryptography
Speaker:  Rene McIver

Title:  Making it big:  The insider’s view on building a successful career in software development
Speaker:  Sam Lightstone



Title:  Entrepreneur 101
Speaker:  Paul Chen, Skule graduate

Title:  Starting your own Business
Speaker:  Bobby John, Skule graduate 9T7, winner of the 1998 Business Development Bank of Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Title:  Creating your own Company — dos and don’ts
Speaker:  Dr. Les Organ, MD and Skule graduate

Title:  The Celestica Story:  The creation of something special and unexpected
Speaker:  Eugene Polistuk, Skule graduate and founder and CEO of Celestica