Innovation Factory Lunch ‘n Learn – From Rocket Science to Software

fehranPlease join iF on Tuesday May 28, 2013 for an informative and free lunch and networking opportunity presented by KPMG, as Ferhan Bulca presents: From Rocket Science to Software: Startup Stories From a Seasoned Intrapreneur.

What is the similarity between developing a commercial laser communications system for a satellite constellation and building a cloud business for an IT company? The Answer: amazing learning opportunities. Ferhan will share what he learned from two multi-year, multi-million dollar, multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-many-things development projects.

Each iF Lunch ‘n Learn also features Factory FiVE: a 5-minute presentation by an iF client to show you what our innovators are up to! This month’s Factory FiVE features Green Pixel.
Join us in our new Innovation Destination after our Lunch ‘n Learn for further discussion and dessert!

Be sure not to miss out on this informative and fun session! Register today!

Please forward this to all of the innovators you know. Tickets are limited – Register today!

About Ferhan Bulca
An independent consultant in business strategy and innovation, Ferhan has gained extensive experience by leading international multi-million dollar product and service development initiatives for Canadian innovation leader companies in aerospace, life sciences, information technology, among others. He has more than 15 years of experience in strategy, global research & development, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, commercialization of business lines. Collectively, Ferhan secured a total of over $30M budgets from boards and managed these budgets to create businesses. He captured three new and previously unserved markets that resulted in a total of $15M+/year revenue.

In addition, he is the creator and lead instructor of Business Innovation Certificate program and the co-creator of New Product Development and Commercialization Workshop, both offered at University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

About Green Pixel
Green Pixel ( is Rich Halliday and Joe Pendon, a tag-team of game-loving individuals who just happen to have the skills and passion to create their own games! To date they’ve released two Flash games and an iOS game and currently have several projects in our production queue. Together, their goal is to make and share games that they would play and enjoy themselves!

About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory ( is a not-for-profit Regional Innovation Centre, located in Hamilton, ON committed to connecting and enabling active collaboration between the city’s communities of science, business, government, academia and finance to accelerate the innovation process and amplify the economic and social impact of key new ideas and discoveries. Funded by the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE), we are focused on strengthening the next generation of wealth and jobs generators.

About KPMG
KPMG International’s ( member firms have 140,000 accounting professionals, including more than 7,900 partners, in 146 countries. Their clients include business corporations, governments, and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations.