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Tuesday, September 27 • 08:30 - 10:00
Know When to Pivot: Evolutions in a Shifting Market from a Retailer & Investor Perspective

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Gain insight on how retailers like The Source and Frank & Oak — a portfolio company of Canadian venture capital firm Campfire Capital — have undergone major pivots and the challenges and opportunities they were faced with in the process.

This panel session will delve deeper into how early-stage companies have pivoted and evolved in their adoption of new business models, particularly in the case of Frank & Oak as it expands in real-time into new markets. These panelists will explore how more mature companies in the retail market, such as The Source, have innovated and evolved to attract new consumers. Know When to Pivot will explore business challenges, transformations, and innovations involved in the pivot process for both early-stage brands and mature, established corporations.

Capacity: 60 people

WHY ATTEND: Nearly every successful tech company has pivoted at some point in its existence. Come learn how to navigate one of the toughest decisions startups have to make.

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Ron Craig

VP of Marketing and Business Development, The Source
Ron Craig is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at The Source. A senior marketing and multi-unit operations executive, Ron has 20 years of experience covering food-service, retail, business to business, e-commerce, gaming & entertainment, not for profit, and automotive service sectors. He is a fact-based decision maker with a track record of... Read More →
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Richard Dirstein

EVP Design and Innovation, Shikatani Lacroix
Richard leads the Shikatani Lacroix creative vision and produces results that flawlessly integrate with all aspects of a client’s business and design strategy. With over 21 years of industry experience, Richard provides our clients with strategic creative, effective and efficient design solutions for corporate... Read More →
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Manica Gautam

Partner, Campfire Capital
Manica co-leads Campfire Capital, where actively she sources, investigates and conducts due diligence on investment opportunities in the early-stage consumer & retail industry.  She is also responsible for leading the firm’s overall fundraising initiatives and LP relations.  Prior... Read More →

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Canadian Venture Capital Association

Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Tuesday September 27, 2016 08:30 - 10:00 PDT