Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the Fall 2019 program for the Discovery Foundation Art, Design, Business speaker series.


These hour-long lectures are free; a limited number of seats are open to current students, industry practitioners and alumni. There is no need to RSVP. Click here for more information!

Mondays at 4:30 pm – All Welcome!
Emily Carr University Room C4245

Value Proposition Design
Haig Armen, Creative Director, LiFT Studios
4:30 pm, Monday, September 16, 2019

Business Model Canvas
Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, Executive Director, League of Innovators
4:30 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019

Pitching
Ian Bell, Founder & CEO, Rosterbot
4:30 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019

Brand Storytelling
Amanda Downs, Director of Communications, 1QBit
4:30 pm, Monday, November 4, 2019

Validation
Hussein Hallak, CEO and Founder, Next Decentrum
4:30 pm, Monday, November 25, 2019

Funding
Paulina Cameron, CEO, Forum For Women Entrepreneurs
4:30 pm, Monday, December 2, 2019

Value Proposition Design
Haig Armen, Creative Director, LiFT Studios
4:30 - 5:30 pm, Monday, September 16
Emily Carr University Room C4245
520 East 1st Ave.

Haig is an award winning designer with over 15 years experience. He was a key figure behind the concept, strategic and design development for CBC Radio 3, a project that earned over 20 international awards. He is the founder of influential interactive design boutique, LiFT studios, working with clients including BMW, Chanel, and Nokia. Haig is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr.

Produced in partnership with the Discovery Foundation, ADB3 (Art, Design, Business) is part of the Discovery Foundation Mentorship Program. The program engages experts in business,technology, interaction design, industrial design, and materials-based research in order to transfer knowledge to emerging entrepreneurs who demonstrate the desire and capability to establish technology companies in BC, particularly in the connected devices space between hardware and software. By bringing experts from different backgrounds to the University, the program will build relationships and networks that can support students as they create, refine, and launch the next generation of technology-driven businesses and products.

Operated by Living Labs, the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship launched in 2018 to foster the movement of artists and designers into systems and situations where their work and ideas can have the most impact.

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