Thank You All — LLP Genomics 1Q 2014 —


I’d like to thank all the people that made this LLP workshop “happen”. It was demanding, practical, painful, fun and the best one I’ve participated in. The workshop touched over 150 people!

Genomics.Entrepreneurship @ UBC

First I’d like to thank Andrea Lloyd for letting me do my version of the Lean LaunchPad with her group Genomics.Entrepreneurship@UBC for a second time.

Also for being crazy enough to support a team from Calgary!

Thank You Andrea!


Second I’d like to thank Andy Talbot for supporting me in the classroom and growing e@UBC. He seamlessly filled in all my “gaps” (yet again).

Thank You Andy.

Also — Thank You to e@UBC staffers Sean Lumb & Serena Johnson and Sauder’s Paul Cubbon!

The Teams

Without you we’d have no workshop. Thanks for all the hard work! You did get out of the building for 109 interviews! Pretty good for small teams. Yay!

Thank You to Andira, FREDsense, Remterex, Singularis, and X-Ray.

I’m sure you’ve had enough of my words and requests. <smile>

I’d also like to single out David Lloyd (FREDsense) and Dana Lambert (Andira) for setting a new standard and exceeding my expectations. You two did great work!

The Mentors

A HUGE Thank You to Peter Payne, Doug Johnson, Jennifer Thompson, Rob Foxall, and Blair Simonite. Thanks for supporting the teams and all-around-“kicking-!@#”. I’d like to single out Rob for participating remotely in Calgary.

Family, Friends, & Supporters

There was a large group of friends and family who helped out when called upon.

Thank You to Andrew Stuart of Isowater, Jim Farmilo of Isowater, Harman Bajwa of Ismoip, Tom Dorazio of Superna Life Sciences, Nancy Lin and Julia Zu of Sunberry Fitness, Eric Adams, Geof Auchinleck, Scott Phillips of Starfish and more for taking calls with the teams and/or being available for calls that didn’t materialize.

g.e@UBC Staffers

  • Thank You Bahar Salehpour for the video.
  • Thank You Katie Verigin for the interview questions.
  • Thank You Jamie Hall for “sneaking in” and making yourself useful/invisible with the IT and your ongoing support.


I hope that I didn’t miss anyone.