Welcome

Hi, thanks for visiting. I’m Geoff.
I can’t wait to hear your story and get to know you and your business.

Why is this site here?

I’m actively seeking opportunities in the Vancouver area to

  • Mentor, advise or contribute to Vancouver-based startups in a wide array of areas. From informal coffee meetings to board advisory.
  • Join product & startup related groups and foundations.
  • Speak at events that are BC tech or startup-centric.
  • Opportunities to lead workshops, classes and lectures in higher education, accelerators and incubators.
  • Facilitate Design Sprints or other concentrated workshops for solving and identifying problems spaces for your startup.

Separately there are links to my blogs and various musings. Hopefully, this will eventually serve as a resource for new and aspiring startup founders.

Keep scrolling down or skip to contact me section

The who what and how

Who do I want to work with?

Genuine tech or business background founders that are passionate about what they do and they might be new at it or just need some outside the box thoughts or sanity checks.

How does it work?

Let’s have a coffee or beer! Tell me all about your business and your vision for where you are headed and let’s see if I can help you out. If you are in stealth / pre-launch I have an MNDA we can fill out or you can provide me yours.

What will this cost?

As little as a coffee and connection on LinkedIn or we can custom tailor packages to address your specific unique situation for ongoing engagements.

What’s in it for you?

Besides working with me 🙂 I have a vast array of contacts in VC, hard to gain access to vendors and many trusted associates and friends throughout the Canadian and US startup scene. I also have deep connections within some very large Software firms. Occasionally I’ve been known to make the odd Angel investment as well.

Still not sure?

The obligatory list of “all the things” I’ve been involved with or have specific expertise in.

  • Mobile Applications (special focus on iOS) from design and develop through to Go To Market activities.
  • Machine Learning & AI.
  • Wearables
  • IoT, IIoT
  • APIs and Third Party integrations
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Business & Enterprise Software
  • Developer Tools
  • Open Source Software
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Marketing & Growth Hacking
  • Full Stack Engineering / Stack Choices
  • Architecture
  • Finding the right CTO for Business Founders
  • Finding the right CEO / Business Development head for CTO Founders
  • When it’s time to bring in Product Leaders and choosing the right one
  • Startup Team Building
  • Systems & Processes Agile, XP, Kanban
  • Back office software systems and integration (CRM, Accounting, Marketing)
  • Product Management with a specific focus on Customer Problem Spaces and User Centric Design
  • Design Sprints, facilitator and coach
  • Various industries Wine, Real Estate

I’m sure there are more areas I can provide insights on however nothing beats a good conversation. If you are interested go ahead and fill out the contact form or give me a call.

Contact Me

Let’s grab a coffee!

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