Creating a Global Luxury Watch Company by Fighting Convention

Calgary
Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 4:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

Startup Grind Calgary, West Los Angeles and Toronto are teaming up to present a special event on August 5!

Égard Watches was created by Ilan Srulovicz to pay tribute to the bond between father and son. Not being able to find the perfect timepiece on the market that symbolized their relationship; Ilan resolved to create an inspiring luxury piece that embodied the bond’s depth of emotion. Their subsequent phenomenal growth has been based on leveraging social media, celebrity endorsements/collaborations and through publishing videos on social issues that Ilan felt passionately about.

These strategies started in 2014 when Ilan partnered with Star Trek star William Shatner to crowd fund a new watch design on Indiegogo. They raised $681,721, blowing past their goal of $75,000 by 900%. They were among the first to successfully use this strategy in the traditional watch market.

Since then, they have had some of the biggest stars in the world wearing and collaborating with them including: Jamie Fox, George St. Pierre, Jeff Daniels, Terry Crews, Sugar Ray Leonard and many more!

They have also repeatedly sold out their inventories and dramatically increased their sales through publishing videos on social issues that Ilan felt passionately about. This included a video challenging Gillette’s video on masculinity which has been watched over 5.4m times on YouTube and a recent video supporting police officers which has been watched over 1m times.

Ilan will be joining us on August 5th from his home in Los Angeles where Égard is co-headquartered with their Toronto operation.

Don’t miss this fascinating and inspiring story about innovating and carving your own path in one of the most traditional industries! 

Speaker

Moderators

  • Chad Ford

    Chad Ford

    and Startup Grind Calgary Chapter co-Director

    Director, Founder Institute Western Canada

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  • Sharn Kandola

    Sharn Kandola

    Startup Grind Toronto - Director

    MODERATOR

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  • Atlás Blake

    Atlás Blake

    Startup Grind

    Director


Brought to you by

  • Tara McLaughlin

    Tara McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Calgary

    Chapter co-Director

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  • Jason Wang

    Jason Wang

    Startup Grind Calgary

    Chapter co-Director

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  • Stefan Chiasson

    Stefan Chiasson

    Startup Grind Calgary

    Chapter co-Director

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  • Kelby Price

    Kelby Price

    Startup Grind Calgary

    Chapter co-Director

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  • Tara McLaughlin

    Tara McLaughlin

    Paper Crane Media

    Startup Grind Calgary Board President

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  • Chad Ford

    Chad Ford

    Communica

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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  • Kelby Price

    Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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  • Jason Wang

    Jason Wang

    Bennett Jones LLP

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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  • Jason Byrne

    Jason Byrne

    Jobs Alberta

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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  • Eibi Likcani

    Eibi Likcani

    BDC

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