Where the Passion Begins
Alan Cornford has senior management experience in science research, technology transfer, innovation and managing startup companies. Alan has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and has served as Canadian rep to UNESCO Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and as Regional Oceanographer at the Institute of Ocean Sciences prior to becoming Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology for the Province of British Columbia. He served as CEO of SF Univentures Corporation and Director SFU Industry Liaison prior to initiating startups and consulting on innovation and commercialization. He now builds and mentors startups, applying process knowledge to guide entrepreneurs in structuring and growing enterprise value throughout the entire life cycle of new ventures.
Mike Cornford has a MBA, Master of Business Administration (Simon Fraser University) MDM, Master of Digital Media (Centre for Digital Media, Simon Fraser University) BA, Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction (University of Victoria), and Certificate in Project Management (University of British Columbia) and PMP - Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute). He is a member of the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association (BC AMA) Marketing Educators’ Association Canadian West Coast Chapter - Project Management Institute (PMI)