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AfternoonT is a weekly podcast hosted by TTT Studios Co-Founder & President Chris Hobbs to share success stories of Canadian founders. Listen to it!

AfternoonT Podcast - Stories of Successful Canadian Founders TTT Studios

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

AfternoonT is a weekly podcast hosted by TTT Studios Co-Founder & President Chris Hobbs to share success stories of Canadian founders. Listen to it!

    Web Summit Edition

    Web Summit Edition

    Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference's theme centers on emerging technologies and venture capitalism. Web Summit's partners range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, with attendees representing all levels and sectors of the global high technology industry. 


    Since returning to Canada, Chris has been asked questions about the event by many people and the professionals he met there. So, we decided to host a special Web Summit Edition of the Afternoon "T" podcast to discuss the success/takeaways of the event, tech trends, and the experience of our five special guests: Anastasia Pash, Bruce Reynolds, Casey Lau, Damarys Zampini, and Michael Souza.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Cybele Negris of Webnames.ca

    Cybele Negris of Webnames.ca

    Cybele Negris is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor, and columnist. In 2000, Cybele became the CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA Registrar. Cybele serves on multiple boards including Blue Shore Financial,Canadian American Business Council, Science World, BCAA, The Royal Canadian Mint, BC Small Business Roundtable, Riverview Lands Redevelopment, and Women get on Board.


    A Hall of Fame Inductee of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women and nine-time winner of PROFIT W100, some of Cybele’s other recognitions include BC Business Most Influential Women in Business  and Business In Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business and a Top 40 Under 40.


     


    Cybele is a columnist for Business in Vancouver, Marketing News Canada and a regular contributor to Forbes Business Council. She speaks at dozens of events each year including TEDx and Level Up Conference with former Prime Ministers Harper & Chretien.


     

    • 43 min
    Mike Potter of Rewind

    Mike Potter of Rewind

    Mike Potter is the co-founder and CEO of Rewind, a leading cloud data backup provider trusted by over 30,000 businesses to protect their data on platforms such as BigCommerce, Shopify and QuickBooks. A veteran entrepreneur,  Mike has over 25 years of experience building solutions for the software, cloud and data analytics space, including tenures at Adobe and Mozilla. He earned his MBA from the University of Ottawa and his B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University. Mike currently resides in Ottawa, Canada. 

    • 41 min
    Bertrand Nepveu of Vrvana

    Bertrand Nepveu of Vrvana

    Bertrand Nepveu has spent his entire career working in the field of computer vision. From a very young age, he knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur like his grandfather and change the world. Hardcore gamer since Donkey Kong on the Coleco Vision, he became obsessed with virtual reality when he tried the PowerGlove on the NES. Bertrand founded Vrvana in 2005 in order to fulfill his dream of improving the gaming experience by bringing the user inside the game. In 2017 he sold the company and technology to Apple. Bertrand now spends his time as an advisor and investor.

    • 47 min
    Kirk Simpson of Wave

    Kirk Simpson of Wave

    Kirk Simpson is the co-founder and CEO of Toronto-based Wave. He’s a serial entrepreneur, having started multiple businesses prior. Kirk has led Wave to become an internationally disruptive fintech company, building a team of more than 200 people before being acquired for $537 million. Kirk is an advisor for the Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman, an active angel investor, and has been a mentor for the Next36. He believes in paying it forward and loves to empower up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

    • 53 min
    Tobyn Sowden of Redbrick

    Tobyn Sowden of Redbrick

    Tobyn Sowden is the CEO of Redbrick, the parent organization to a growing portfolio of companies. Redbrick has been ranked the 5th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada and 2nd in software, by PROFIT 500. Tobyn is responsible for defining Redbrick’s overall business strategy, including new product development and future business growth. His extensive professional and personal experiences have given him valuable expertise in building, launching, and growing award-winning companies, and delivering excellent operational management and technology products.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

anyamata ,

Great show!

(Full disclosure - Chris was my lifeguarding boss back in the fun days at Splashdown Waterpark.)

That said, he was exuberant then as he now, and it shows up in the interviews. This fun take on the state of Vancouver’s startup scene and players is a good listen.

Enjoy!

KennethGuyen ,

Solid convos

Great podcast highlighting Vancouver’s amazing individuals

vancouver1010s ,

Impressive!

10/10 really great work. Can’t wait for the next episode!

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