John Gray

John jumped into the Start-up world in early 2009, bringing his experience in business development and sales to companies creating new software products. He was co-founder and CEO of Mentionmapp, a visual analytics company that was acquired by OverInteractive Media in October 2011.

Before that, he sold legal software and services (LexisNexis), medical devices (Auto Control Medical) and technical education for CAD/CAM software (Rand Worldwide).  John’s also been a Vancouver Startup Weekend organizer. He’s now a full time freelance writer and storyteller.

The Vancouver tech startup, design, and gaming community has no shortage of great stories waiting be told, and John’s looking forward to writing them. John has a B.Ap.Sc. in Communications and a B.A. in English, both from Simon Fraser University. John’s a single dad, trying to keep out of the way of two great young adults getting on with their lives.

Articles written by John Gray

Startup WillPwn4Food Enables Canadians to Earn Money While Playing Videogames
Canadian Startup Jiber Evolves the Handshake into Meaningful Mobile Experience
Hacking for Health: A Weekend of Designing Better Healthcare
Vancouver's Click Realty Aims to Disrupt Hyperlocal Marketing with MyClick Platform
Canadian App Mixing Up Advertising Space
Weddingful Makes Planning the Big Day Easy and Social
Canadian Startup Wundr Wants to Blow Up Digital Publishing
Smarter Devices, Smarter Healthcare: How M2M Technology Can Impact Canada's Economy
Canadian Startup Spokal Makes Online Marketing Easy for Small Businesses
Wavefront Wireless Summits Begin on Monday, February 4
Great Stories Still the Foundation of Great Games
Canadian Startup Wyley Interactive Emerges from Stealth to Impact Mobile Gaming, an Internet-powered Device for Your Car, Wants to Make Your Life Easier
Canadian Startup Brandtree Makes it Easier to Find What You Want and What's Good for You
Survive an Apocalypse with Bowling Balls and Beer in This New Canadian-made Game
Most Buildings are Operated Very Inefficiently, but BuiltSpace Technologies Plans to Change That
Random Hacks of Kindness: How Open Data and Open Hearts Create Greater Social Good
Here are the Winners of Launch Academy's Second Demo Day
How to Tell if Your Cofounder is a Catastrophe Waiting to Happen
A Canadian Goliath Shows How Working with a David Can be Good for Business
Design Thinking: Making Better Stuff or Making a Better World?
Childrens' Education Has Stagnated. Transmedia May Be the Catalyst for Change
Transmedia Storytelling May Become BC’s Goldmine
SwiftLaunch Helps Enterprises Adopt New Technology at Startup Speed
Canadian Startup Tapstream is Answering the Questions Mobile Developers are Asking
New School Mobile App for Old School Condo Developers
Canadian Startup Idea Rebel Uses Facebook Open Graph to Make Television Social
Vancouver Startup Weekend Was a Blast! And the Winner is…
Canadian Startup BlueBat is Not Blind to the Future of Gaming
Canadian Startup Battlefy Knows 300 Million Users Can’t be Wrong
Tech Community Rallies Behind Startup Weekend, the Birthplace of Tomorrow's Canadian Entrepreneurs
Canadian Startup Ayogo Proves Video Games Can Be Educational and Healthy – Yet Still Fun
The Big Business of Extended Warranties
Launch Academy’s Inaugural Demo Day Sends First Startups into Orbit
Tiipz: Making a Lifestyle Choice, not a Lifestyle Business
Canadian Startup Placeling is Living Life in the Slow Lane
Canadian Startup SoKap Adds Unique Twist to Traditional Crowdfunding Model
Fiercely Independent: That's Just How East Side Games Rolls
Taking a Deeper Look at Democamp 14's Winner, ForTwoPlease
Is Finding a Startup Cofounder Difficult? Yes, but it Doesn't Have to Be
Vancouver's 'Neighbourhood App,' Ayoudo, Expands Across Canada
Lessons Learned From the Six-Man Cofounding Team Behind Successful Canadian Startup Unbounce
DemoCamp 14 Proved That Vancouver's Startup Ecosystem is More Vibrant Than Ever
Vancouver Startup Weekend 2011 Winner MyBestHelper Still Going Strong
54 Hours Like No Other: Vancouver Startup Weekend Goes Down This August
Vancouver Democamp is Back: Version 14.0 (Free Tickets Available!)
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