"Fund Raising with PowerPoint and a Prototype" - Alumni Speaker Series

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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Event Contact Name: 
Samantha Carothers
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Brian Ritchie, (P.Eng, MBA '84) an indigenous entrepreneur from Chapleau Cree First nation who is now in the middle of his second software startup. He is the CEO of Kama.AI, an emotionally intelligent conversation enablement platform that can power chabots, Facebook Messenger, mobile phone apps and Alexa Skills.  His entrepreneurship roots go back to his family's hunting and fishing tourist business where he sold wood carvings and polished stones to a captive audience of his dad's clientele. As well as running his own business, Brian also serves on the boards of 3 First Nation corporations and he is an Advisory Board Member on The Ted Rogers School of Business MBA Program.