This event will be a perfect fit for aspiring founders and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. Barry Yates is Managing Director of entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC), a campus accelerator program that has helped more than 600 UBC venture teams to become inspired, to learn about entrepreneurship, and to build ventures. Barry has seen it all and is a great story teller. Get ready for some do's and don'ts!
Barry Yates can tell many stories. And he does so very entertainingly! With more than 25 years entrepreneurial experience spanning multiple sectors, including forestry, transportation, telecom, retail, software and industrial products, Barry can draw from a vast pool of success stories and failed trials. His experience as a start-up CEO, his hands-on leadership style and proven ability to scale up and succeed in a large-scale environments make him a perfect fit for his somewhat new role as Manging Director of e@UBC, which he took on in December 2016. Barry has a passion for building organizations and commercializing technology and is excited to help UBC prepare the next generation of young entrepreneurs to build and expand BC's burgeoning innovation ecosystem.