When: Wednesday February 15th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Thode Library Makerspace at McMaster University
Join The Forge@Mac team and our panelists for Real Stories by Real Entrepreneurs.
Real Stories by Real Entrepreneurs is a live storytelling discussion where (as you guessed it), Real Stories will be told by Real (& local) Entrepreneurs. Our panelists will engage with you by telling you their personal stories and experiences of things such as: managing the early days of starting up, building a winning team, biggest failures and learning from them, experiences with their first customer, etc..
Each panelist will have approx 15-20 minutes to share with us their personal experiences. At the end of the sotrytelling presentations, we’ll be hosting a casual/ networking-style question period, giving you the chance to personally introduce yourself and ask each panelist any questions you might have about theirs or your own experiences.
Graeme Davis (Bruha Inc), Co-Founder & CEO.Â
Graeme is a driven and passionate leader with prior experience as the founder and president of Showdom Inc. Graemeâ€™s previous experience as a project manager, coupled with his entrepreneurial instincts, have allowed him to gain familiarity with managing teams and building a software-based business. Graeme remains responsible for contributing and overseeing duties with BrÃ¼ha including server and backend design, and oversees product development, branding, marketing, sales, and the financial standing of the company.
Peter Mokrycke (Architect Hair Design), Owner OperatorÂ
Peter Mokrycke is the Owner Operator of Architect Hair Design located on Hamilton’s James Street North. After completing his studies from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Program, Peter joined Target as an Executive Team Leader. He is a natural leader with strengths in operations, marketing and business development.
Dan Johnston (Collective Arts Brewing), Business Development Manager
Dan Johnston is the Business Development Manager for Collective Arts Brewing. He cut his teeth in the industry opening and managing some of the largest craft beer bars across Australia before returning home to Toronto. Recent projects with Collective Arts include securing distribution channels into Spain, Australia and the North East of US. Outside of the beer world Dan is an active volunteer in his hometown community, loves his Blue Jays and is always spreading the good word of craft beer!