Entrepreneurship: A Fireside Chat
Do you have an amazing idea for a new technology or application? Have you always thought about jumping into the world of tech entrepreneurship but you had a lot of unanswered questions that have held you back? This session will be an informal discussion where long time tech entrepreneur David Alston will host a fireside chat to talk about his experiences in tech entrepreneurship and answer any questions that might be keeping you from jumping in.
David is a repeat tech and marketing startup entrepreneur, cofounder of Brilliant Labs, volunteer advisor to NB’s Strategic Program Review, KIRA Award’s Industry Champion for 2015, a Forbes top 50 CMO in social media, co-winner of a 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Atlantic Canada, 2015 winner of Entrepreneur of the Year and co-winner of Enterprise Promotion for the Atlantic Region from Startup Canada, an advisor to many startups in the Atlantic region, Radian6’s former CMO, Salesforce.com’s former Marketing Cloud Chief Adoption Officer and currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Introhive. David sits on the executive committee of LivingSJ, a movement to support and create a path for all those living in poverty in his home city, and is a board member with his regional United Way. David has been involved recently with two social impact documentaries, Code Kids, which followed the journey to get coding back in the classroom, and The Millennial Dream, a documentary questioning whether the values of “The American Dream” have now been replaced by those more aligned with the passions of the Millennial generation. David is also a mentor at NomadicMentors.com.