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BCIC New Ventures Seminar Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus

4/3/2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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BCIC-New Ventures Seminar & Networking Series

Seminar 1: Assessing the Opportunity

Speaker: Ralph Turfus (Founder & CEO, Class Software -acquired by Active Network in 2004)

Day/Time: Wed. April 3rd | Registration/Networking: 6:30pm | Seminar: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville Street (@ Pender)

Every April-June, BCIC-New Ventures offers a 10-week seminar and networking series, open to anybody interested in growing their technology start-up business. Each week you'll learn a different buildilng block for a successful start-up.

You do not need to be part of the BCIC-New Ventures Competition to attend the seminars. Cost is $20 per seminar or $100 for the 10-week series. Your seminar fees are transferable to the Competition fee, if you decide to enter.

Brief overview:

Ralph Turfus helps attendees find answers to the following questions in his seminar Assessing the Opportunity:

1.What is your Go To Market Strategy?

2.What is your Market Opportunity?

3.Who are you as an Entrepreneur?

Through examing the components of a solid and effective positioning statement, Ralph offers startup entrepreneurs food for thought on both how and why they are pursuing their ventures and helps them get set up for success.

Speaker biography:

Ralph Turfus is an accomplished technology entrepreneur who has spent three decades in the IT sector. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of Class Software, a leading developer of software for municipal government. In 2004, Class was acquired by California-based Active Network in a private equity-financed transaction. An engineer/MBA, Ralph’s passion is developing the marketing and sales capabilities of entrepreneurial technologists. He is a highly-regarded speaker on the topic and is a hand-on angel investor and mentor who is active with the founders of numerous next-generation technology companies emerging on Canada's west coast.

More information on the 2013 BCIC-New Ventures Competition

For more information on the 2012 BCIC-New Ventures Competition, open to technology entrepreneurs across B.C., visit our website: The deadline for competition applications is April 18, 2013, 11:59pm.

Compete for more than $300,000 in prizes!

Learn More: BCIC New Ventures Seminar Assessing the Opportunity with Ralph Turfus

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