Welcome to Stories from the Summit, a blog series where attendees from previous #BCTECH Summits share their experiences and takeaways with us. Over the next few weeks, join us to explore learning moments and fun stories from every corner of the tech sector – and make sure to join us at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit so that you have your own stories to tell.
Guest Contributor: Tamer Mohamed, CEO, Aspect Biosystems
Attending the #BCTECH Summit and seeing the diversity in technology innovation that is happening in our province was truly inspiring. The work we’re doing at Aspect Biosystems and the vision of enabling the creation of human tissues on demand is an example of world-class innovation that is happening right here in our province. I believe BC has more to offer than just trees, fish, water and other natural resources. Our tech sector is growing and is a key driver of our economy. With several world-class academic institutions like The University of British Columbia innovating at the cutting-edge and training the next generation of technology leaders, we are certainly not lacking in breakthrough ideas that could change the world. What we could use more of is extra belief, commitment and drive to take our commercialization efforts to the next level and make a global impact right here from BC – this is something that the #BCTECH Summit truly embodies.
The #BCTECH Summit is not only an opportunity to showcase to the world what is happening in BC, but more importantly an opportunity to bring global decision makers right to our doorstep. From word-class VCs, top startups and emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs, to executives of leading companies, the #BCTECH Summit brings a strong and diverse group of people together that can help you succeed. For any early-stage company, this is a fantastic platform to tell your story to influential people and increase your visibility, which is particularly important in the early days of commercialization. You get the opportunity to speak to top investors and get input on raising necessary capital to seed or scale your company, and learn about the past mistakes of seasoned entrepreneurs so that you can avoid them. I am very impressed with the #BCTECH Summit. I think it is a necessary platform for BC and I hope to participate for many years to come.
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