Executive in Residence
The backbone of our program is the mentorship and customized expert advice that entrepreneurs receive from our Executives-in-Residence (EIRs)—a seasoned group of accomplished individuals who have started and sold their own companies and have functional and sector-based knowledge to help you grow. Having seen and done it all, our EIRs understand success, but they also understand failure—and who better to help growing tech companies avoid pitfalls than those who have traveled that road before?
The Executives-in-Residence are the highest level of mentorship available at BC Tech. Stage 2-4 member CEOs receive a dedicated Executive to guide them past pitfalls and toward business excellence; they are the sounding board that keeps the company on track. The Executives provide high level, strategic mentorship. They teach ‘how’, but it will always be the CEO’s responsibility to ‘do’.
Once approved for the program, startup CEOs will meet with the Executive in one-on-one meetings for 3 month terms. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may participate in the program.
A few of the Executives offer available time for pitch reviews. These hour long, one-on-one sessions will be held either virtually or at the Innovation Hub. The executive will critique all aspects of the presentation and provide guidance on how to improve.
Our Executives in Residence
Chair and Director
Neil is currently the Chair at Agreement Express and at Photon Control Inc., as well as, the Executive Chair at Response Tek and Director at Symbility. Learn more about Neil…
Michael is currently the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at FTSY by Digital Animal Interactive, and is involved in mentoring early-stage startups to strengthen BC's tech community. Learn more about…
Consultant, BC Tech Association
Bill has been an entrepreneur & startup advisor for over 20 years. In 2017, Bill stepped down from his role as President & CEO at BC Tech. Learn more about…
Advisor, Nexterra Systems Corp.
Mike is a Senior Executive with over 20 years of experience as a Corporate Lawyer, Investment Banker, & Cleantech Entrepreneur. He is currently an Advisor at Nexterra Systems. Learn more…
Director, Business Development, QHR Technologies
Paul has many years of experience as a Senior Sales, Marketing & Business Development professional in the medical industry. He previously worked for Telus and American Vanadium Corp. Learn more…
Digital Media & Technology Consultant
James is a seasoned interactive & game technology entrepreneur & former CEO of Roadhouse Interactive. He currently consults with a number of companies & organizations in the industry. Learn more…
President, Braziller and Associates Inc.
Clay has spent over 25 years leading business initiatives with organizations that are trying to make a positive impact in the world, particularly in cleantech and health tech. Learn More…
Interested in our Executive in Residence Programs?
For more information or to get started with our program, please get in touch.