Every year more of our entrepreneurship and changemaking community comes out to support our students! Judges/Friendly dragons from every SFU discipline, industry, academia and our entrepreneurship and changemaking community will be attending to give useful feedback to our student participants and help them take their opportunities further (and give out prizes)! 

Here are the list of judges for each category:

Triple Bottom Line Judges:

  • Arron Staradub

  • Lynn Warburton

  • Narges Nirumvala

  • Suzanne Norman

  • Sylvain Moreno

  • Dr. Victor Song

  • Vivian Chan

  • William Brenner

Business & Lifestyle Judges:

  • Bryan McIntosh

  • Amit Sandhu

  • Brandon Chapman

  • Paulina Cameron

  • Trish Mandewo

  • Garrett Downes

Community Resilience Judges:

  • Vikram Behla

  • Dr. G. Harper (Dave)

  • Madeline Jones

  • Hasnain Raza

  • Haley Grewal

Educational Innovation Judges:

  • Kristin Kula

  • Michael Damiani

  • Matias Marquez

  • Lauren Sanders

  • Punit Dhillon

Environmental Impact Judges:

  • Neil Branda

  • Denise Williams

  • Jayne Landry

  • Rizwan Qaiser

  • Blyth Gill

  • Julia Conejero

Personal Health & Well-being Judges:

  • Shelley Linn

  • Peter Payne

  • Kate Dilworth

  • Rahul Singh

  • Rachel Chase

Meet the Triple Bottom Line Judges

Arron Staradub

Arron Staradub is an economics and entrepreneurship student who believes that a good business should do good. Using the knowledge and hands-on experience that he's gained throughout his studies at SFU, he is equipped and determined to make a meaningful and lasting impact on his community, both locally and extended. 

Lynn Warburton

Lynn Warburton, Managing Partner at Emdoubleyu Communications + Design, is an expert in engaging stakeholders in values-based conversations. She empowers those she works with to develop their voice through strategic communications to inform, persuade and influence behavior. Her clients are municipalities, institutions, businesses and non-profits. She’s an advocate for social innovation through sustainability, diversity and health care. Through award-winning materials, online campaigns, branding and public relations tactics she addresses issues with sensitivity and authenticity to raise awareness and strengthen communities.

She develops brand platforms, campaigns and messaging for City of Surrey and signature projects at SFU and the University of British Columbia. She recently facilitated dialogue to advance Indigenous housing issues with the federal government for the Aboriginal Housing Management Association. She’s a compulsive volunteer and fundraiser who sees generosity almost everywhere.

She loves epic road bike rides, lively dialogue and eating outdoors.

 

Narges Nirumvala

Narges Nirumvala is the Founder and CEO of ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International. She is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, world-renowned leadership communication expert, official TEDx speaker coach and international keynote speaker. A trailblazer in her field, she is the author of the Amazon bestselling book “Capture the Spotlight”.  Her writing on the subject has been published and circulated to 106 countries worldwide (verified magazine circulation). 

Narges is also a humanitarian, community leader and passionate advocate for the economic empowerment of women. She has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and committees over the years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Communications & Technology BC Chapter and TiE Vancouver, a global organization originally founded in Silicon Valley that fosters entrepreneurship on all levels (she was the first woman to serve on their Board). 

Narges has numerous awards and accolades, most recently she was nominated for RBC Women of Influence 2019 Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the third time in a row and won the 2018 Shakti Award for Business and Entrepreneurship. She was also recently named one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers in Canadian Tech on Twitter.

Suzanne Norman

Suzanne Norman is a lecturer in the Publishing Program, teaching courses in book publishing, digital publishing and cultural entrepreneurship. She is the director of the Publishing Workshops at Simon Fraser University, and the director of Special Initiatives in the CISP. A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (BA) she also holds a Post-Baccalaureate diploma in Communications and a Master of Publishing degree (both from SFU). Over the years she has worked as an investigative journalist, a newspaper editor, and an editor of young adult fiction.

Sylvain Moreno

Sylvain Moreno, PhD, is C.E.O and Scientific Director of the Digital Health Circle (www.digitalhealthcircle.ca) and an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is a specialist in neurotechnologies, brain plasticity and cognitive health across the lifespan. Dr. Moreno has been a member of the New York Academy of Science since 2006 and several prestigious scientific organizations. He has been the recipient of many awards from national and international organizations such as the Early Researcher Award from The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (2014) and The Brainstorm Innovation Prize from Stanford Medical School (2017). His work has received widespread press in various media outlets including The New York Times and Forbes.  He has authored several scientific publications and patents with real-world impacts in education and clinical environments.

Dr. Victor Song

Dr. Victor Song is a joint faculty member in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Finance areas at the Beedie School of Business who has earned teaching excellence awards from both Simon Fraser University and University of Calgary where he was awarded his joint Ph.D. degree in Economics and Finance as a distinguished doctoral graduate. His research focuses on Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization and Applied Game Theory. To formally learn the process and to pursue his passion of transforming invention to innovation, Dr. Song is enrolled in the i2I graduate certificate program offered by Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.

In addition to academia, he is an angel investor, who is actively involved in entrepreneurship, serving as an advisor and investing for several start-up companies at SFU VentureLabs.

Vivian Chan

Vivian Chan believes that disruption often starts at the intersection of things. With many of the best ideas coming from outside one’s immediate domain or industry. She has been a technology executive for 20 years involved in 3 waves of disruptive technology: Analytics; Cloud and Computer Visioning.  Vivian has led startups and taken mid-sized companies to IPO. At SAP and Vmware she served as Chief of Staff to CMO.

An SFU Alumni, Vivian helped set up SFU Innovates and has been an active community builder advising on program design for "We Lift" a women's entrepreneurship program funded by Canada's Digital Supercluster. Most recently, Vivian joined Eyexpo Technology as a founding member to develop an immersive content creation and sharing platform that changes the way we experience cities, retail and new destinations. As COO she is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Operations and HR functions.

William Brenner

William Brenner is the Incubation Program Manager at Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection, SFU's early-stage startup incubator.  He graduated from the Beedie School of Business in June 2017 with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems. As part of his undergraduate degree and the Technology Entrepreneurship program at SFU, he founded a start-up where he developed his leadership skills, critical thinking, and entrepreneurial attitude.