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Global LAVA operates under Los Angeles Venture Association, the oldest and most recognizable business association in Los Angeles area. Global LAVA encourages its members to “Think Outside The States” and share information, knowledge and experience to help each other to develop new capacities for their businesses given the current dynamics around the world.

When: 11/2/2012
7:30 AM
Where: Century City Towers
2049 Century Park East
Conference Room B, Concourse Level
Century City, California 
United States
Contact: Victoria Silchenko

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Innovation Without Borders: Bridging the United States and Canada

Canada is one of the most scientifically advanced countries in the world and one of the top US partners on technology collaboration. Please join us to discuss the powerful migration of innovative ideas, investments and businesses between two countries.

Key Questions To Be Answered

· Why is Canada a key region to focus on for innovation & entrepreneurship?

  • How are cross-border investments encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship within the U.S. and Canada?

· What top market players currently define the digital breach that exists between the U.S. and Canada?

· Why is Ottawa a powerhouse of Canadian technology hubs?

· What investment/partnership opportunities in the technology/mobile/digital arena currently exist in Canada?

Our panel of distinguished speakers:

Paul Owens - Consul and Trade Commissioner with the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles. His primary responsibility is attraction of investment both inbound and outbound from Canada. Read more at

Trevor Doerksen – serial entrepreneur, currently CEO and Founder of Mobovivo. Mobovivo was selected by Deloitte and TechRev as one of the Top 10 Technology companies to watch in 2011 and made to Top 10 TV Disrupters list by MIPTV. Read more at:

Blair Patacairk - the President of Telecom Gateway Services, a leading Ottawa-based business development, foreign direct investment & marketing consulting firm. He currently represents the "Invest Ottawa” mission in LA. Read more at:

Organized and Moderated by:

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D, Chair, Founder and CEO of Metropole Capital Group,, producer of the Next-Gen Entrepreneurship and Global CrowdFunding Forum on Nov 16, 2012

With the Invaluable Support of:

Sandro Monetti, Co-Chair, internationally acclaimed journalist, BBC contributor and creator of One Man Show : Clooney, Cowell, Pitt and Me: Amusing Encounters with the A-List

Helen Kolpakov, Program Manager, Manager of WellnessPro,

Len Lanzi, Executive Director of LAVA,

Beloved Sponsors: HKTDC, Canadian Consulate of LA, Marcum



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