This is a personal Blog.
I mainly write about entrepreneurship and skills that entrepreneurs need.
I’m part of the entrepreneurship eco-system at UBC. I teach Lean LaunchPad (LLP) workshops with e@UBC (@ubcentrepreneur) and genomics.e@UBC (@UBC_GenEnt). I’m also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence that mentors teams pre & post LLP workshops. We’ve now had more than 80 teams go through our LLP workshops.
Way back in 2008, I started teaching Steve Blank’s “Customer Development” in UBC’s MBA Module program because I felt that it was very close to my startup experience at PMC-Sierra and Packet Engines. It has been amazing that the idea of “Customer Development” has grown to become a world wide movement.
On the Social Entrepreneurship front — I’m very excited that the UBC Sauder Social Entrepreneurship (@UBC_SSE) initiative has been experimenting with “Lean Startup” techniques. Since the summer of 2014 we’ve used the Business Model Canvas in Kenya with great success.
I also have a close affiliation with UBC Engineering Physics. I’m on the “Board of Studies” and support entrepreneurship.
A big “Thank You” to PMC-Sierra and UBC for providing opportunities for me in the last decade. In 2001 I contracted CFIDs and have to be very careful with my time and energy. That’s why you’ll find that my recent experience are mainly volunteer activities, part-time and short courses.
# Way Back in Time
In the ’90s I was fortunate to be an early employee at PMC-Sierra (PMCS) and at Packet Engines. I experienced a lot in those years and learned a little.