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Creative Coworkers is a non-profit collective of (mostly) creative professionals with the desire to share space and amenities, and build a community together. The Studio at Creative Coworkers is the place we make that happen.
Our priority and focus is in developing our community, and contributing to each others success. At over 4500 square feet of space in the edgy and awesome Railtown community, we have an ample amount of space to spread out and work together or independently.
To become a member at The Studio, the annual membership is $30, and includes two hours of free private meeting space per month, a flight of craft beer from Postmark Brewing, a free coffee from Railtown Cafe and a free lunch voucher from the new delivery service En Root.
Join us at our premier event for an evening of networking and idea sharing in Financial Innovation
6:00 pm Networking
6:15 pm Welcome
6:30 pm Oscar Malpica from Envisioning Labs
6:45 pm Emily McGill and Suresh Fernando from .commUNITY
7:oo pm Financial Innovation Panel
- Tammy Lea Meyer from CCEC Credit Union
- Chris Brandt from Moneris
- Natalie Cartwright from Payso
- Mike Yeung from SFU Bitcoin Club
7:30 pm Mike Yeung from SFU Bitcoin Club - Hands on Workshop - Bring Your Own Bitcoin Wallet
- Chill in our separate Networking Lounge adjacent to the main presentation room
- Cash bar
- Light Refreshments
Natalie CartwrightPayso - Co-Founder
Payso let’s you text money to friends anywhere in Canada – for free. Before starting Payso, Nat managed a 250 million dollar health investment portfolio for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria based in Switzerland.
Oscar MalpicaEnvisioning Labs - CEO
Oscar is the founder and CEO of one of the first innovation consulting firms in Vancouver, Envisioning Labs and currently leads a 600+ member innovation community in collaboration with Microsoft, the Vancouver Innovation Labs. He is an innovation and change management professional with multi-industry experience in business strategy, innovation management, technology research and digital storytelling.
Emily McGill.commUNITY - Co-Founder
Having experienced the funding acrobatics that early-stage social change projects endure and often perish to, she sees a new way ahead for germination initiatives to thrive through building project communities and collectively financing them, with a central theme being sharing space and resources.
Suresh Fernando.commUNITY - Co-Founder
Suresh is a change agent with a very diverse background. The majority of his career was spent in finance; seven years as a stock broker where he built a $30 milion private client business and five years operating his own investment banking and strategic advisory group focused on early stage technology companies. Subsequent to this he went through a major spiritual transformation resulting in him letting go of the need for material possession and going back to graduate school to study philosophy.
Tammy Lea MeyerCCEC Credit Union - Board of Directors
Passionate about social and economic change , motivated to support and advocate for initiatives, projects and communities that are leading edge and responding to the needs of people and communities.
Chris BrandtMoneris - Development Manager
Developer, systems architect and development manager in the gift and loyalty space for 17 years with RBC Rewards, Giftcertificates.ca and Moneris Gift and Loyalty.
Michael YeungSFU BitCoin Club/SaftonHouse - Founder
Michael Yeung is the principal consultant of Saftonhouse Consulting Group, an advisory firm that helps individuals and organizations invest in and leverage Bitcoin and related technologies. Michael is also the founder of the Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club, North America’s first university association dedicated to creating greater awareness and adoption of Bitcoin.
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