Have you ever wondered how a company got started? The highs and the lows of what got them to where they are now? What gave them the initial idea in the first place? Or maybe you’re more interested in the process of selling a startup and what happens next.

Join the Capital Investment Network, Women's Equity Lab and VIATEC for Startup Stories, an event series where we chat with 2 local startup founders to hear their stories directly from the source.

Each session will consist of:

  • An Impact Founder – These startup founders are in the middle of their startup and can shine a light on starting a company and experience in fundraising. They have solid growth, but are still growing a brand (over 1 year of experience)
  • A RocketShip Startup – These startup founders are much the same as Impact Founders,  but have more experience (5+ years). The majority of these Rocketship Founders have had an exit or are close to selling their startup, with more highs and lows along the way. 

Chapter 1 Agenda - January 13th


Julie Angus:

Julie is the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that is transforming how we understand and protect our oceans. She is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist and entrepreneur, who was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland.


Steven Myhill-Jones:

Steven Myhill-Jones is a local entrepreneur, technology executive, and angel investor. On his last day of being an undergrad student at the University of Victoria in 1999, Steven founded local mapping/GIS software company Latitude Geographics (now VertiGIS). He and his colleagues bootstrapped the firm, eventually growing to 140 employees and serving more than 1400 customers around the world (ranging from small local municipalities to the United Nations). Latitude Geographics was acquired in 2017, and Steven remained in the CEO role for a year following the acquisition. In this informal presentation, Steven will share his entrepreneurial story, including various lessons learned at different stages of being part of building Latitude and his reflections on exits.

Chapter 2 Agenda - February 10th (Register here):

Chapter 2 will include Impact Founder: Aki Kaltenbach (Save Da Sea Food), followed by the RocketShip Startup duo: Sean Taylor and Clark Brunsdon (Stembolt (>>JUUL)! Register here


Host: Jordan Schley, Capital Investment Network
Co-Host: Tessa Bousfield, VIATEC

Questions? Contact Jordan Schley at jordanschley@capinvestment.net

Register below to virtually attend - Zoom instructions will be sent 24 hours before the event. 


By attending this session, you consent to being recorded and your comments may be used at the discretion of Capital Investment Network, Women's Equity Lab and/or VIATEC. As the event is via Zoom Webinar, attendees will not be seen or heard, only your comments/Q&A will be recorded. 


Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Non-Member (VIATEC Members, please log in before registering)
13 Jan 2021
Sale Ended
13 Jan 2021
Sale Ended

13 Jan 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm PST

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