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CAPITAL | TALENT | TECH: Talent with Valerie Fox
February 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Join ventureLAB on Wednesday, February 27 for our monthly Capital | Talent | Tech event! This month’s event will focus on Talent, featuring Valerie Fox, Chief Innovation Consultant at The Pivotal Point, and co-founder of the DMZ.
Capital | Talent | Tech is our fireside chat series where we invite industry leaders to join us for an engaging conversation each month, focused on one of these three topics on a rotating basis.
9:30 a.m. Registration + Networking
10:00 a.m. Conversation with Valerie Fox
11:00 a.m. Q&A + Ecosystem Update
Valerie Fox is on a mission to enable thriving entrepreneurial communities locally, nationally, and internationally, based on a triple-win practice of partnership, collaboration, and iterative growth.
This practice evolved from the co-founding and execution of the DMZ, launched in 2010, which was named the #1 University Business Incubator in North America and #3 in the world by UBI in 2015 (and in 2018 was named #1).
The incredible impact of the DMZ inspired her to launch The Pivotal Point, which helps to grow successful, people-centric, and economy-based incubators and ecosystems worldwide.
Val has over 30 years in the digital world, and was sought out by IBM to be part of their innovation intrapreneurial network. With IBM, Val led enterprise software design teams, was creative director for large online experience sites (notably the Sydney Olympics in 2000), and was awarded 5 patents, including one for the Universal Shopping Cart for the Web (in the top 5% of IBM patents).
Other awards include the Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the 2016 CNE Woman of Distinction award, The WISE 2017 50 over 50 award and the honour of being part of the 2016 Canada Innovation Leaders team for the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.
Please note this event is on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.