Mike Volker's Web Site
(www.mikevolker.com or www.sfu.ca/~mvolker)

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About
Mike
Volker
Michael C. Volker is an Entrepreneur active in the development of new high technology ventures. A University of Waterloo Engineering grad, Mike started his own company (Volker-Craig Ltd) in 1973. He sold this company in 1981 and then decided to work with entrepreneurs in building new companies. Since coming to B.C. in 1988, he has continued this work as Executive Director of the B.C. Advanced Systems Institute and presently as director of Simon Fraser University's Industry Liaison office. Check out his latest two projects: Greenangel Energy Corp, a public company that invests in green technologies and WUTIF - the Western Universities Technology Innovation Fund - an "angel" fund for start-ups. To further encourage tech entrepreneurship, Mike runs the Vancouver Angel Network, VANTEC and he's also quite active with New Ventures BC - an annual business competition.
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Business
Basics

for 
Engineers
Business Basics for Engineers is a series of notes prepared by Mike on business matters relating to technology companies. A guide for writing a Business Plan is featured. This includes reprints of various articles and columns. Mike teaches a basic business course (ENSC201) and an Intellectual Property Management course (MBA-MOT) at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence at CERT in Abu Dhabi, the commercialization arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

HiTech
Companies
& Stocks 
Mike's Columns on high tech and high tech stocks: 
T-Net: www.bctechnology.com (go to bottom of home page)
Technology Futures: On-Line Columns
HiTech BC list: www.hitechbc.com
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Simon
Fraser 

University
Technology
Transfer
Simon Fraser University's Industry Liaison Office, is pro-active in transferring University research to industry and in spinning-off new technology enterprises. Mike joined this Office in November, 1996 as its full-time Director. He and his staff are eager to assist new technology entrepreneurs. We are open for business!
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Vancouver
Enterprise 
Forum
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of B.C.'s technology enterprises through its regular monthly presentations and networking opportunities. Mike is past-Chairman of the Forum's Board of Directors and also runs the VANTEC Angel Network. Join Mike for some great networking!

Recent
Talks:
May 5,2009: UBC/MBA: Angel Investing
Apr 29, 2009: NewVenturesBC: The Business Case
July, 2008: Interview on fundfindr.com
June 6, 2008: Thompson Rivers Univ, MBA: Business Plans & Venture Capital
July 10, 2007: NewMediaBC: WUTIF & VANTEC
Mar 28, 2007: Student Biotech Network: Idea to Reality
Feb 4, 2006: Patscan IP Workshop: Accessing Startup Capital
July 8, 2005: Alaska InvestNet: Accessing Angel Capital

Contact
Info:
Tel: (604)644-1926
Email: mike@volker.org DirectFax:(775)766-9242
Personal Website: www.mikevolker.com
Family Website: www.volker.org

Updated: 25Aug09