Episodes
Are you having issues finding investors? On this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome back Raghwa Gopal, President and CEO of Innovate BC. Raghwa discusses BC's Government funding and support process, in addition to highlighting some of the different accelerators within Canada. Listen now, to hear Raghwa enlighten us on funding opportunities.      
Published 07/27/21
It is always exciting to have entrepreneurs on #InnovationFuel! In this episode, Abbie Morris, the Manager of Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia, shared with us her entrepreneurial journey and the two (2) key products she is currently offering; Vancouver Island Roof Top Tents and FarOut Wilderness.    Abbie, Dave and Gelareh further discussed the history of building a successful customer journey and the path to her business model...
Published 07/20/21
We are excited to have Ingrid Polini back! In this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, Ingrid, Dave and Gelareh discuss how to find accelerators, the accelerator program and the benefits of finding a mentor and networking opportunities.    Ingrid also talks about startup pitches. Listen now, to hear Ingrid's take on the boot-camp process for startups.      
Published 07/13/21
On this episode of #InnovationFuel, Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, alongside hosts Dave and Gelareh discussed, the world of trade and resources in BC.    Dave, Gelareh and Anita further discussed, the International Trade Centre and it’s trading opportunities within a digital environment.    Do not miss out! Listen now.  
Published 07/06/21
Are you seeking advice to building various aspects of your business?     On this week's episode, Paul Brassard is back to discuss the different types of fundraising for startups and the trick to finding strategic investors.    Dave, Gelareh and Paul further discussed the ways to unlocking the Vancouver startup landscape and community.    Listen now, as we speak with Paul about building an investment-ready company. 
Published 06/29/21
On this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, Samarth Mod, CEO of FreshWorks Studio, discusses his tech entrepreneurial journey and the challenges he faced as a student during startup.    Sam, Gelareh and Dave further discussed the learning steps through Sam’s journey and how he used that journey as a motivation to become an entrepreneur.     Listen now, and hear how Sam’s values and networking has contributed to the success of his vision and business operations.     
Published 06/22/21
On this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, Paul Brassard, Managing Partner and Founder of Volition, discusses his entrepreneurial journey and first-hand experiences that led him to being a Master Pitch and Professional Coach.    Dave, Gelareh and Paul further discussed Investor Pitching as a career and the problem Volition are solving in creating networks and opportunities for collision, collaboration, and knowledge sharing across startup sectors and stakeholders.    
Published 06/15/21
Carrie Goetz is back to discuss the services she offers along with the problems she is solving as the Chief Information Technology Officer at StrategITcom. She talks about the outsourcing of tech services by companies and the advantages and disadvantages to outsourcing. Carrie also discusses providing solutions through different stages using data centers and construction management.    Listen now and learn from Carrie about her tech strategy and roadmap towards growth for both a successful...
Published 06/08/21
“Just having a job and a quality job are two different things.” Meet Carrie Goetz, Chief Information Technology Officer at StrategITcom.      Carrie, Dave and Gelareh discussed the impacts of StrategITcom changes that involves accessing and gaining employees during COVID-19, while employees work from home.     Carrie shared with us the range of services offered; from strategic planning, to design and project implementation, to supporting the next generation of talent with a focus on women,...
Published 06/01/21
Do you think AI can solve all of your problems?     Find out on this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel. Pedram Ataee is an Artificial Intelligence Architect, who invented a breakthrough AI algorithm with several US patents.   Dave, Gelareh and Pedram discussed the ways one can become invested in AI and technology, and the benefits of choosing the right investor for a tech startup.   
Published 05/25/21
On this episode of Innovation Fuel, Idan Meir, Co founder and CEO of Right-Hear, shares with us the startup of Right-Hear and how he uses technology to help grant blind and visually impaired individuals, the independence they need to proceed with their daily activities. Idan further discussed the process of working with venues on turning their public spaces into accessible environments for the benefit of people with orientation challenges.   Find out about bootstrapping and how Idan achieved...
Published 05/18/21
Ralph Kison, a leader in strategy, coaching, leadership and business development is back to discuss his consultation process and how he helped clients develop growth and success.     Join us and hear Ralph talk to us about the free consultation he offers to organizations and employees to excel personally and professionally.     
Published 05/11/21
Listen to our inspiring chat with the incredible Ralph Kison, President at Kison Inc.    In this episode, Dave, Gelareh and Ralph spoke about organizational development, team building, conflict resolution and achieving personal and professional goals. Ralph further shared the turning point of his life that led to launching his business and his passion for empowering individuals and organizations.  Join us and hear Ralph amazing journey through coaching, training and consulting.             ...
Published 05/04/21
“You need to create something and get it out there.” Meet Colin Weston, Co-Founder of StartUp Vancouver. Colin shared with us his entrepreneurial journey and connections with Startup Vancouver, as he highlighted the importance of entrepreneurs building...
Published 04/27/21
Concerned about your electric bill? Join us for this week's Innovation Fuel episode to find out about Solar Alliance, an innovative energy solution for homes and businesses. CEO Myke Clarke talks about how he never gave up on his goal of being an...
Published 04/20/21
In this week's episode of Innovation Fuel Maryam Mobini, co-founder and CEO of transformative technology company to:Resonate shares her focus on mental, emotional and social wellness. Join Dave, Gelareh and Maryam to discuss human purpose and...
Published 04/13/21
On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, Lili Molavi, a Registered Nutritional Counsellor and health food store owner shared her health journey growing up on a diet of organic foods, which contributed to her passion for nature and food as...
Published 04/06/21
In this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, Wayne Van Damme, Founder, CEO and President of BlocksEDU Learning Corp, shares his journey and the chances that he took building a company from scratch and against all odds. He further discusses the learning...
Published 03/30/21
Innovation Fuel features Raghwa Gopal, the President and CEO of Innovate BC. Learn about his entrepreneurial journey and networking experiences before and after his creation and management of the successful programs for technology companies. Raghwa...
Published 03/23/21
Anita Huberman knows all about working hard and building a brand. On this episode of #InnovationFuel, Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, expressed the challenges she faced as a woman of a multicultural background. Anita shares with us the...
Published 03/16/21
In this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, Muse Greenwood, CEO of Inspiration FX and author of Cyber Security Handbook, tells us about the start of her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 4 and how her love for business led her to the world of Cyber...
Published 03/09/21
Innovation Fuel hosts are taking a moment to reflect on this special day and to wish everyone a happy International Women's Day.!
Published 03/08/21
In this episode, Adele Farhadian, an Information Security Architect with over 16 years of experience in planning and implementing security systems, tells us how she started her career in security, which led to the launching of her own IT Security...
Published 03/02/21
On this episode of Innovation Fuel, Ingrid Polini, CEO of SafetyDocs, shares how her experiences and willingness to explore opportunities led her to create a business. Ingrid reveals her business secrets, her process for managing documents, and the...
Published 02/23/21
In this week's episode of Innovation Fuel, Jennifer Gervès-Keen, Master Corporate Executive Coach and author of "Show Up Like A Coach," shares her personal story of achievements within different industries and the lessons she learned starting from the...
Published 02/16/21