Brendon Wilson

Who are you?

I’m a software developer and business geek who returned to Vancouver in 2008 after spending four years as a product manager in the fabled Silicon Valley™.

What’s your background?

I’ve got a BASc in Engineering, and an MBA. I’ve lived in five countries in the past decade (Canada, USA, Ireland, Anguilla, United Kingdom). I’ve helped raise $10M in venture capital funding. I’ve built enterprise products that pulled in millions of dollars of revenue. And I’ve failed a lot along the way. Watch and learn kids.

Why are you writing for Techvibes?

Canada, and Vancouver in particular, has a unique opportunity to become technology leaders – except we’re really taking our damn time doing it. My hope is to share my experience, inspire some confidence, and, if necessary, dispense a swift spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever.

Why should I care what you have to say?

You should care because, as a technologist, you’ve always thought about defecting from Vancouver to the greener pastures Silicon Valley – and I’m going to tell you why that’s a Really Bad Idea.

Anything you need to disclose?

Other than an unhealthy addiction to nerd-focused entertainment products? Nope - though I will declare any conflict arising from my interactions with my clients as necessary.

If you’re such a technology nut, where’s your web site?

Very funny. You can also find me, my writing, and my various projects at www.brendonwilson.com.

Website:
http://www.brendonwilson.com
Twitter:
brendonjwilson

Articles written by Brendon Wilson

Does It Matter If The Future Isn’t Available in Canada?
SAP Cost-Cutting: Vancouver Next?
VEF Momentum
BC Shines in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50
VEF Kicks Off
VEF Momentum Launches
Startup Lesson: Your Technology Is Not Your Business
Stewart & Caterina: Come Home!
Why Join (or Start) a Startup?
e-Preneur Book Launch
Death To "Honest Work"!
Angel Forum Investor Choice Awards
Shopster: Go Sell Something
iPhone Arriving Soon, eh?
Clio Legal Practice Management
Open Box
Volo Innovations
Angel Forum Voltron - Activate!
A Call To Arms
How To Pitch Techvibes (or Anyone)
Opportunity Outside the Bio-Dome
Strutta Puts On Its Game Face
DemoCampVancouver06 Gets Its Game On
Change Begins At Home
Escape from Silicon Valley
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