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A business podcast presented by University Canada West and hosted by Dr Gelareh Farhadian and Dave Keighron. Innovation Fuel features guests with entrepreneurial stories that connect BC businesses with the UCW community. Through weekly episodes, our students gain exposure to the Canadian entrepreneurial scene and local businesses learn about how other companies stay agile and innovative. Learn more about Innovation Fuel www.ucanwest.ca/innovationfuel Learn more about University Canada West www.ucanwest.ca

Innovation Fuel University Canada West

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A business podcast presented by University Canada West and hosted by Dr Gelareh Farhadian and Dave Keighron. Innovation Fuel features guests with entrepreneurial stories that connect BC businesses with the UCW community. Through weekly episodes, our students gain exposure to the Canadian entrepreneurial scene and local businesses learn about how other companies stay agile and innovative. Learn more about Innovation Fuel www.ucanwest.ca/innovationfuel Learn more about University Canada West www.ucanwest.ca

    The Genius Behind Future Smiles

    The Genius Behind Future Smiles

    On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome Dr. Kevin Aminzadeh and UCW MBA alumnus Amir Rad of Implant Genius! 

    Dr. Kevin Aminzadeh is one of the foremost world experts on implant placement and technology. He is a doctor, educator, innovator, entrepreneur and also the founder of Implant Genius. 
    Amir is the Head of Research and Development at Implant Genius and received his Master of Business Administration from University Canada West. Dr. Aminzadeh and Amir join Dave and Gelareh to discuss their innovative journeys towards giving dental practices the ability to elevate their results and help more people have healthy smiles. They also talk about facilitating more successful implant procedures by providing detailed planning and fabrication services to everyone.

    • 36 min
    Defining Your Happiness

    Defining Your Happiness

    On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome Christina Furtado, a Mental Health and Wellness Specialist at Guard.meCARES. 
    Christina joins Dave and Gelareh to discuss the mental health effect of COVID-19 and its impact on our core values in our personal and professional life. She also discusses the definition of living normally and learning how to find balance in adjusting to things beyond our control.

    • 33 min
    Discovering Data Intelligence

    Discovering Data Intelligence

    On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome Hamed Taheri and Reza Raissjalali. Hamed and Reza joined Dave and Gelareh to discuss the victorious discovery of Sniper Intel and the solutions they provide to their clients. 
    They spoke on the use of Sniper as a communication tool for salespeople and the benefits users receive by capturing more revenue opportunities. 
    Hamed and Reza also further discussed how Sniper strives for simplicity and effectiveness using artificial intelligence.

    • 38 min
    Preparing For The Transitional Win

    Preparing For The Transitional Win

    We're back from our break with another episode of Innovation Fuel as we welcome Melanie Ewan! Melanie is an international speaker, writer and startup coach known for her work in community-based research and advocacy for women in business and tech. She is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Volition, an organization that builds connectivity, capacity and knowledge in global startup ecosystems. 

    Melanie joins Dave and Gelareh to discuss her successful journey as a startup coach, and her specialization in helping entrepreneurs build and deliver a compelling pitch narrative with confidence.

    • 36 min
    The Entrepreneurial Experiment

    The Entrepreneurial Experiment

    On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome Dr. Mohammad Keyhani! Dr. Mohammad Keyhani is an Iranian-Canadian Associate Professor and Area Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. 

    Dr. Keyhani joins Dave and Gelareh to discuss entrepreneurship in technologies and no-code entrepreneurship. He also speaks on his development of tools and resources for startups and entrepreneurs.

    • 47 min
    The Ultimate Gaming Experience

    The Ultimate Gaming Experience

    On this week’s episode of Innovation Fuel, we welcome Spiro Khouri, CEO at The Gaming Stadium! Spiro joins Dave and Gelareh to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and the passion he had for gaming at a young age that led to his success in the industry. Spiro also talks about his goal of connecting fans and brands by creating faster Esports experiences for the future of gaming.

    • 37 min

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