Dr. G. Harper (Dave)

Dave has been a member of Discovery Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2007 and was appointed CEO in 2016. Dr. Harper has a long history in the BC tech sector as the President of Pacific BioVentures Inc., providing consulting and management services. He is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of the Fraser Valley where he has been an Associate Professor since 1994 and is a presently a Visiting Scientist at the BC Cancer Research Centre, Terry Fox Laboratories.

 

Haley Grewal

Haley Grewal is the Co-Founder of Upstation Inc., a financial advisory for technology, consumer product, retail and wholesale operations focusing on revenues exceeding $1M and start-ups with funding in excess of $500K in SaaS based technology and $1M for consumer product, retail or wholesale operations. 

Upstation also provides business scaling support for entrepreneurs with a strong team, product, and industry partner, looking to develop an appropriate go-to market strategy with key metrics and sales processes to structure for fundraising from venture capital contacts across BC, Washington State, and California. 

 

Hasnain Raza

Hasnain Raza leads Market One’s team responsible for collaborating with clients to market them to retail investors. He has a particular focus and experience in building high-calibre marketing teams and facilitating new media relationships with top tier publications.

Hasnain’s team manages more than 150 social channels for clients and has agreements with the country’s top-tier financial and media outlets including Financial Post, BNN Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and Calgary Herald. His campaigns have seen over 1 million views on YouTube, growth of over 100,000 social media followers and media distribution on top tier publications worldwide.

Hasnain is a member of the Forbes Communications Council and; a regular guest lecturer on digital marketing; and has certifications from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Hootsuite and Sprout Social.

He is also deeply involved in the community as the Chair and Co-Founder of KickOff Canada, a non-profit organization that uses soccer to foster positive change. In 2018, Hasnain hosted a sold-out charity tournament at BC Place to provide direct help for children with special needs alongside Variety BC.

 

Vikram Behla

Manager, Small Business, Westminster Savings Credit Union (now officially merged with Prospera Credit Union)

Vikram Behla brings over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as Manager, Small Business for Westminster Savings Credit Union (now officially merged with Prospera Credit Union). Vikram is passionate about business and helping businesses, as he has been working with small- and mid-sized businesses in various capacities over the past 10 years.

Vikram is knowledgeable and experienced in business strategy, financing and markets, and he likes to help business owners succeed.

Vikram is also a keen follower on industry and industry trends, believes strongly in the communities where he works in and gives back to businesses who are making a positive difference within its local communities.