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Entrepreneur Retreat

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September 22, 2018

Location: coLab
Address: 1405 St. Paul Street, Unit 201
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website: View Website

2018-09-22 09:00:00 2018-09-22 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Entrepreneur Retreat So what the heck is this all about? Do you have a creative, entrepreneurial passion and are looking for advice or mentorship? Are you p coLab events@kelownanow.com
So what the heck is this all about?

Do you have a creative, entrepreneurial passion and are looking for advice or mentorship? Are you passionate about solving a big problem but don't know where to start or what tools to use to get going? Are you looking to connect with some incredible community leaders and grow your network?
The Entrepreneur Retreat was created to act as an entrepreneurship launch pad. We are a group of hustlers and hackers that want to bring more thought leadership and networking opportunities to the Okanagan startup community, so we've designed this event to be an active and inspirational environment. We also want this to be open-source, meaning we encourage a heavy amount of participation and involvement. You will be able to help guide the workshops and ask any question about any topic you desire. Our hope is that entrepreneurs, business professionals, creatives and startup enthusiasts can all come together to learn, support, share ideas, connect and become motivated to act. The goal is for every attendee to feel inspired to create or build, have some tools to get started and feel connected to a network that can help guide and answer questions.
The group will be divided into 3 groups that will rotate through each of the workshops throughout the day. After each workshop, we will regroup for the fireside chat with one of our speakers.
Each Workshop is 45 minutes to teach you new & valuable skills
Each interactive speaker engagement is 60 minutes

9:00 AM: Check-in, connect with your community, and grab a free beverage and snack.
9:15 - 9:45 AM: Community Connect Activity led by Todd Embley (COO of HORIZONthree)
9:45 – 10:30 AM - Workshop 1
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Jason Kryski
11:30 AM – 12:15 AM - Workshop 2
12:15 – 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 PM - Speaker 2
2:00 – 2:45 PM - Workshop 3
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Brent Fikowski

Workshop Leaders

Sean Shepherd

Sean specializes in helping organizations solve challenging problems through a collaborative and visual learning approach that ties directly to what their customers’ value, designing exceptional experiences for both customers and employees alike. He has extensive experience in design, data visualization, project management, integrating and managing technology, communications, marketing, and strategic planning.
Sean's skill set includes data visualization, visual design, interaction design, user experience design, service design, and customer experience design. Sean is a Certified Usability Expert (CUA), Information Architect (IA), and Customer Experience Professional (CCXP).
Always committed to furthering his education, Sean is continuing his studies with a Masters in Information Design and Strategy through Northwestern University where he is writing his thesis on Experience Design.

Jaime Wood

Lowering stress and optimizing brain efficiency in high-performance environments. As a stress management consultant, she excels at operational analysis and works fragmentation identification. Her specialty is working with high-performance individuals and their unique working styles to create efficiency and lower stress in their day to day routines. She created the Stress Management through Awareness (SMA) program, which is based in neuroscience and addresses how stress affects the operations and productivity of a fast-paced organization.

Joel Semeniuk

Joel accelerates business modernization. That’s a lot of syllables for “he make change happen faster”. It’s what he does. Joel loves talking about it, teaching it, and helping startups and businesses unlock their potential.
Since 1995, he's been examining and creating the methods, processes, and best practices for business innovation and have applied it to businesses of all sizes – from startups to mega-corporations. But even that’s too slow. He wants to influence change on a massive scale and create a tipping point for the future of work, which he believes is upon us all.
So Joel founded HORIZONthree. Which is tackling the future of work from all angles – education, policy, and business. He takes a top down and bottoms up approach that gets businesses, educators, and policymakers thinking like investors and working like startups.
By creating programming that’s accessible and scalable, we are democratizing innovation.
HORIZONthree is so much more than an innovation accelerator. It is here to help take our customers from the foothills to the summit, and all the stops along the way. From ideation to validation, to commercialization and on to market expansion into Canada, Asia, and Europe, HORIZONthree only goal is to get you there so you can make a difference and earn your degree in Disruptology along the way.


Brent Fikowski

Formerly the financial controller at Strawhouse, Canada's Fastest-Growing Startup Company that quietly works alongside dozens of the world’s fastest-growing brands. The role has been acquired by the extremely talented Taiya Ahola, and Brent has moved to a part-time role. Strawhouse is ranked #1 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by Canadian Business Magazine. We design compelling media to scale customer acquisition for disruptive companies.
Now that Brent has reduced his working hours he is able to spend more time preparing to be the world's best CrossFit athlete. He has competed at the CrossFit Games the last three years in a row, finishing 4th, 2nd, and 4th respectively. He looks forward to the opportunities that excelling in this new sport will offer.

Jason Kryski

Jason is a serial entrepreneur - Most recently as founder of a new AI startup, Uncoil Inc, but probably best known for co-founding Strawhouse, the world's first Venture Growth Agency.
He found his passion for business early and really haven't ever worked for someone else. While learning direct sales he discovered his love of psychology and sociology... that path led to sales training and recruiting.
Jason started in marketing and advertising via affiliate marketing and quickly found he could apply his understanding of psychology to a broader audience.
Leveraging performance compensation models, he has learned early on that when all parties interests are aligned; special things can happen.
At Strawhouse they drive customer acquisition for venture and private-equity backed consumer-facing companies. Revenue driven? Hundreds of millions. Market value created? Billions.
Jason likes to solve problems. Currently, he is focused on making it easier for direct to consumer businesses to start and grow.

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What is included with the purchase of a ticket?
Access to 3 workshops with industry experts
Access to 3 special guest speakers
Access to connecting with real entrepreneurs
Snacks, water, and lunch
Entrepreneur gift bag for attendees
A free ride to and from the venue (must reserve a seat)

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Driving Yourself: There is plenty of street parking on St. Paul Street and Doyle.
Need A Ride: We are driving around Kelowna from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM picking anyone up who needs a ride to coLab. We will stop at UBCO, H20 Centre and Okanagan College (KLO). The ride back will begin at 4:00 PM.
If you need a ride please email support@hustleoutlet.com to reserve a seat.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For questions related to ticketing, need a ride and event, please email; support@hustleoutlet.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, as long as you have the ticket QR code ready.

For innovators and innovation leaders, HORIZONthree is a global collective of talent, practices, and tools that accelerate the creation of genuinely new businesses by helping organizations think more like investors and act like successful startups.

Hustle Outlet
Our mission is to build a community that empowers driven individuals. We support, motivate and encourage the next generation of leaders. Hustle Outlet goal is to become the number one brand that represents the entrepreneur spirit.

Since 2011, Okanagan coLab has been supporting new entrepreneurs and inspired creative professionals to work in a new way — through coworking. We are a community of people who choose to work together, more productively, to make our work, our lives, our cities, and communities better.
The coLab has been home to hundreds — helping them find their career path, start and grow a business, and be a part of an amazing community. Being a coworking space means we live through values of Community, Collaboration, Accessibility, Sustainability, and Openness.
The serendipitous nature of our hub encourages people to share ideas, ask for help, and challenge each other to do better work.

Okanagan College
Okanagan College educates and trains more than 20,000 people a year in a host of programs. Offerings range from bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems to diplomas, trades, training, vocational programs, and adult basic education.




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