Featured Branch – SPARK

Sparking Connections in the UBC Entrepreneurial Community

Last fall, SPARK Alumni Branch held its launch party to celebrate the new organization dedicated to UBC alumni entrepreneurs.

Socialising at the SPARK launch party

The launch brought out more than 100 attendees and showcased programs dedicated to helping alumni start businesses. The evening opened with a welcome from the founder of SPARK, Ryan Fetterly, and proceeded with two exceptional keynote speakers: Janice Cheam, President and CEO of Energy Aware; and Darcy Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer of Recon Instruments. Following their remarkable stories, the night drew to a close with networking.

Now SPARK is in the midst of planning its next spring event. UBC’s Hot Companies! will highlight up-and-coming alumni and student business start-ups. There will be open networking and a “best pitch” competition where student teams present their ventures to a panel of  judges.

Event: UBC’s Hot Companies! hosted by SPARK Alumni Branch
Venue: District 319 (Address: 319 Main Street, Vancouver, BC)
Date: March 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information on the event please visit spark.alumni.ubc.ca

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