Tech e@SFU is run by a pair of dedicated and experienced co-champions from the Beedie School of Business and Mechatronics Systems Engineering. In 2017, the team expanded to included an embedded a serial entrepreneur and mentor, Doug Fast, from SFU's early stage incuabator: Coast Capital Savings' Venture Connection.

Dr. Sarah Lubik is Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s first Director of Entrepreneurship, promoting the power of, and need for, interdisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. She is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Beedie School of Business and a researcher in university entrepreneurships. She is the co-founder and marketing director of a high-tech startup: Lungfish Dive System and has experience coordinating pan-European startup support programs. Sarah has been named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 and an Innovation Leader by the Government of Canada. Sarah has a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Technology Commercialization.

Dr. Amr Marzouk is a certified professional engineer in BC, and an experienced lecturer at Mechatronics Systems Engineering (MSE). Driven by the desire to make things that help people, he is skilled in embedded systems, instrumentation, industrial automation, control system design and digital signal processing. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Simon Fraser University in Nonlinear Dynamics of Inertial Sensors.

 

  

 

Doug Fast is dedicated to sharing his experience with young entrepreneurs and helping them build successful companies. He has experience bending metal, writing code, building boards, and optimizing manufacturing.   He also knows first-hand what happens when you let the magic smoke out of a component on the lab bench. Doug is a Mentor-in-Residence at SFU, the Founder and CEO of Dark Water Tek, a consultancy that provides guidance to clients in product commercialization – particularly products that incorporate hardware as a key element, and has held senior leadership roles at a number of companies, including one that scaled to hundreds of employees and $100+ million in revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas really enjoys working with product-focused companies and sharing his experiences bending metal, writing code, building boards, and optimizing manufacturing.   He also knows first-hand what happens when you let the magic smoke out of a component on the lab bench.

Douglas is a Mentor-in-Residence at SFU so that he can share his experience with student entrepreneurs and help them build successful companies.

When Douglas is not mentoring, he is the Founder and CEO of Dark Water Tek, a consultancy that provides guidance to clients in product commercialization – particularly products that incorporate hardware as a key element.

Prior to founding Dark Water Tek, Douglas held the roles of CEO at Nyce Control, President of Spectrum Signal Processing, and Executive Vice President of Vecima Networks Inc.  Douglas joined Vecima in its early days, and played several key roles in helping scale the company to success at 921 staff and top line revenue of C$120M.
Douglas really enjoys working with product-focused companies and sharing his experiences bending metal, writing code, building boards, and optimizing manufacturing.   He also knows first-hand what happens when you let the magic smoke out of a component on the lab bench.

Douglas is a Mentor-in-Residence at SFU so that he can share his experience with student entrepreneurs and help them build successful companies.

When Douglas is not mentoring, he is the Founder and CEO of Dark Water Tek, a consultancy that provides guidance to clients in product commercialization – particularly products that incorporate hardware as a key element.

Prior to founding Dark Water Tek, Douglas held the roles of CEO at Nyce Control, President of Spectrum Signal Processing, and Executive Vice President of Vecima Networks Inc.  Douglas joined Vecima in its early days, and played several key roles in helping scale the company to success at 921 staff and top line revenue of C$120M.
Douglas really enjoys working with product-focused companies and sharing his experiences bending metal, writing code, building boards, and optimizing manufacturing.   He also knows first-hand what happens when you let the magic smoke out of a component on the lab bench.

Douglas is a Mentor-in-Residence at SFU so that he can share his experience with student entrepreneurs and help them build successful companies.

When Douglas is not mentoring, he is the Founder and CEO of Dark Water Tek, a consultancy that provides guidance to clients in product commercialization – particularly products that incorporate hardware as a key element.

Prior to founding Dark Water Tek, Douglas held the roles of CEO at Nyce Control, President of Spectrum Signal Processing, and Executive Vice President of Vecima Networks Inc.  Douglas joined Vecima in its early days, and played several key roles in helping scale the company to success at 921 staff and top line revenue of C$120M.
Douglas really enjoys working with product-focused companies and sharing his experiences bending metal, writing code, building boards, and optimizing manufacturing.   He also knows first-hand what happens when you let the magic smoke out of a component on the lab bench.

Douglas is a Mentor-in-Residence at SFU so that he can share his experience with student entrepreneurs and help them build successful companies.

When Douglas is not mentoring, he is the Founder and CEO of Dark Water Tek, a consultancy that provides guidance to clients in product commercialization – particularly products that incorporate hardware as a key element.

Prior to founding Dark Water Tek, Douglas held the roles of CEO at Nyce Control, President of Spectrum Signal Processing, and Executive Vice President of Vecima Networks Inc.  Douglas joined Vecima in its early days, and played several key roles in helping scale the company to success at 921 staff and top line revenue of C$120M.