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Day One - EnPowered's First CTOI have enjoyed bringing everyone along on my journey to find my new role at EnPowered. Today was my first day, and I wanted to share how it went!
I have a new job!It has been a crazy three weeks since I announced that I was leaving Encircle. I have been truly blown away by the number of people who have reached out to catch up and share some of their ideas for my next adventure. I am excited to have found my new role.
Me in a NutshellI am the CTO of Encircle. Formerly Director of Velocity, the University of Waterloo’s startup program. I joined Encircle in June 2016 to help scale the company as they started to reach product market fit. I have continued to play an active role within the Waterloo startup community by participating in boards (Waterloo EDC and GTAN) along with helping CDMN (Canadian Digital Media Network) to support entrepreneurs across the country. I understand both the creative and commercial paths to building successful businesses. For over a decade, I mentored hundreds of startups focused on developing mobile applications. I am trying my best to make Waterloo Region and Canada the best place to build a company.
- Family 80%
- Training 60%
- Sleeping 40%
- Working 90%
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.- Napolean Hill
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been- Wayne Gretzky
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.- Ralph Waldo Emerson