CBHA/ACHA Talk: Canadian Technology – Building on the Past to Secure a Future Rooted in Innovation

Eva Lau, a successful entrepreneur-turned-investor and the founding partner of Two Small Fish Ventures in Canada, will share her insights on the rise and fall of technology trends, the dynamic forces driving entrepreneurship and innovation, and how lessons of the past can help inform our future to ensure a thriving technology and innovation ecosystem in Canada. Joining her will be Richard Tse, an award-winning technology analyst from National Bank Financial with over 20 years of experience working in the technology sector.

Date:  June 8th, 2023
Time:  5:00 pm EST
Location:  HYBRID:  in person at Rotman School of Management, Room L1025, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON; Online

Richard Tse - Managing Director and Technology Analyst with National Bank Financial Markets.  Having worked in the technology sector for over 20 years, his experience gives him a wide range of perspectives and insight from strategy and operations to financing and valuations. Richard is ranked a "Top Gun" Analyst according to Brendan Wood International; he has won numerous awards for stock picking according to StarMine | Thomson Reuters and is currently ranked in the top 1.5% of Wall Street Analysts for stock picking according to TipRanks. His research has been referenced in publications such as the Globe and Mail, Financial Post, The Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal.

Guest Speaker:
Eva Lau - A respected entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada. As founding and general partner of Two Small Fish Ventures, she leverages her experience to help early-stage transformative tech companies achieve internet scale.  Before launching TSFV Eva was a founding team member of Wattpad, one of Canada’s most successful tech companies. As head of the community and content for the storytelling platform, she helped the company scale from hundreds to tens of millions of users.Prior to Wattpad, she was director of product development of Brightspark Labs, a Toronto-based accelerator, where she mentored numerous local startups. Eva continues to offer her time and expertise to help other tech companies succeed and is involved with many incubators and accelerators. She also serves on the board of many startups as well as Volta, Upside Foundation, and Branksome Hall.  Eva has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

Online attendees will need to register to attend. All registered online participants will be given Zoom login information on June 7th.

CBHA/ACHA Talk: Canadian Technology – Building on the Past to Secure a Future Rooted in Innovation
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