Art, Design, Business Speaker Series | Pitching

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Join us for a talk by Ian Bell on Pitching, as part of Art, Design, Business Speaker Series.


Feb 22, 2021 4:00PM – 5:30PM

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Art, Design, Business Speaker Series brings together practitioners with a breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector. Hear the stories of entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models.

On February 22, Ian Bell (Co-Creator, RingCentral) will be talking about Pitching, to be followed by a Q&A session. This talk is moderated by Julia Conejero (Sessional Faculty, Emily Carr University/Project Coordinator, Unity Technologies).

Ian Andrew Bell is a co-creator of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG), the world’s most popular cloud telephony platform. He also founded and launched RosterBot, the world’s first online team management platform, and Tingle, the first dating app for the iPhone. He has worked with more than a dozen early-stage ventures and helped several of them from conception to fundraising to successful exits. Early in his career, he was a Product Manager at Telus and Cisco Systems, and was an Apple Research Fellow. He co-authored a book on web design & development in 1996, and is a graduate of SFU’s School of Communication.

Julia Conejero is a Project Coordinator with Unity Technologies. She has been in the tech field for more than 5 years and prior to her current work, gained vast knowledge and experience by working for companies such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Through a career of developing for emerging technologies, she quickly gained awareness for opportunities to create and challenge appropriate human-centred design for emerging tech. Her current challenge is to create intuitive and accessible design in the Mixed Reality Space.

Please note all Art, Design, Business Speaker Series events will be recorded and published at a later date on Shumka Centre's website.