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2015 Speakers

"Desh" Deshpande

"Desh" Deshpande

Speaker Meet Desh! President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC Chairman of Tejas Networks Founding investor in Airvana, Cimaron, Webdialogs and Relicore Co-founder and Chairman Sycamore Networks, Inc. Founder and Chairman of Cascade Communications Corp. Member of the MIT Corporation Co-founder of the Pond-Deshpande Centre

Gerry Pond

Gerry Pond

Speaker What hasn't Gerry Pond done? He's: Founder & Chairman of Mariner Former President of Aliant Telecom & CEO of NBTel An innovator with Q1Labs, iMagicTV, Brovada Technologies and Radian6 Co-Founder of the Pond-Deshpande Centre Recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian Award for New Brunswick & An inspiring mentor within the community Whew! What an inspiration!

Cory Hartlen

Cory Hartlen

Emcee Meet Cory! AE-Social at Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Has over 10 years of expertise in technology marketing and business development Past Product Marketing Manager at Salesforce Marketing Cloud Past Marketing Manager of Salesforce at Radian6 Past Community Manager at Radian6 Financial Security Advisor at London Life

Marcel LeBrun

Marcel LeBrun

Speaker Heard of Radian6? Well meet Marcel. He's: CEO of Radian6 Technologies, Inc. Vice President of Mariner Partners, Inc. The 1st Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UNB CEO & General Manager of SalesBridge Canada Corp VP of of Fixed Solutions Division (FSD) of Paris-based Alcatel What an accomplished individual!

David Alston

David Alston

Speaker Meet Awesome, Energetic David! He's: Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive Sits on the Board of Directors of ScribbleLive Startup Advisor Code Kids Advocate Alternative Energy Backer Phew David! Don't inspire us too much :)

Jeff Grammer

Jeff Grammer

Speaker Meet Jeff! Partner of Rho Canada Ventures Has over 30 years of operational and venture experience Worked operationally at Intel, Chips and Technologies, N*Able Technologies and Ember Corporation Venture capital experience includes Techfarm Inc. and Sigma Partners Works with young, first-time entrepreneurs to help them build world class management teams

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Moderator Meet our moderator, Hammon! He's: Director of Studio Y at MaRS Co-founder of CatalystsX Served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Waterloo Worked at Family Services Toronto Can't wait to meet Hammon!

Raj Melville

Raj Melville

Speaker Meet Raj from the Deshpande Foundation in India: He's: Got 25 years of product management, marketing and consulting experience. Senior executive at five technology startups Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Cambridge Mass. An active member of TiE Boston and the India Society of Worcester. Co-founded the TIE Social Entrepreneurship Group. That's quite a list Raj!

Karina LeBlanc

Karina LeBlanc

Speaker Meet Karina: She's: Executive Director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre Past Vice President of Operations at Autism Pro Past president of the Board of Directors of the YMCA Fredericton Campaign Co-chair of the “Your New Y” fundraising initiative Brand Manager of Feminine Care at Procter & Gamble Inspired yet? I know we sure are!

Derrick Fung

Derrick Fung

Speaker Meet one of Forbe's 30 under 30 He's: CEO of Tunezy Business Developer at SFX Entertainment Executive-in-Residence at University of Toronto Former Investment Banker Music Enthusiast Top 20 Under 30 in Canada Top 30 Under 30- Music He's flying in from NYC just to meet youth!

Callum Mayer

Callum Mayer

Speaker Meet Callum Co-founder of Peanut Vice President of Fun Intended Inc. Propel ICT - Launch36 alumni Memeber of the CEI Working Group at Dalhousie Recent Dalhousie Commerce graduate with a Major in Finance Wannabe Professional Fisherman

Jenelle Sobey

Jenelle Sobey

Executive Mentor Do you know Jenelle? She's: Social Innovation Manager at the Pond-Deshpande Centre Program Manager at the Wallace McCain Institute Independent Consultant in Economic Development Vice President of the Fredericton Homeless Shelter Kool Kids Do Make Impact!

Lisa Hrabluk

Lisa Hrabluk

Executive Mentor Interested in storytelling? Well meet Lisa! She's: Founder of Wicked Ideas Co-owner of WordPhoto Productions Inc. Past Journalist at New Brunswick Telegraph Journal Founding Director of Next NB & 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Past Correspondent at Time Magazine Cheers to Lisa!

Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Speaker Meet Nick! He's: Executive Director, NB Social Policy Research Network Co-founder, Good.Better Chair, DOC Talks Film Festival Past Part Time Professor at St. Thomas University Past Executive Director of AIDS NB Now that you've met Nick. See him in action at #YES Atlantic!