Founders Network

Team

Technology. Business. Entrepreneurship.

Meet the Team

Get to know the framing of the ship being constructed. Further additions are necessary for it to become seaworthy and the realities of sailing will require changes on the fly. People don’t fit into neat boxes; this structure aims to outline a solid starting point from which we can organically grow. 

Interested in getting involved? Look out for director applications during Clubs Week!


Portfolios

Future View

Experience the upcoming innovative technologies from industry experts in Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Cleantech, Fintech and more that are shaping the future. Western’s BIGGEST tech conference is also an opportunity to network with students and speakers, ask questions to a panel, and learn through interactive workshops.

Projects

Western Founders Network’s In-House Startup! We go through all the stages of a startup from ideation to product creation. As a team we work to bring a product to market, find investors, conduct demo days, and apply to Y Combinator! This year we are working on a software startup this year.

Community

Western Founders Network is all about the community. We want to connect like-minded individuals and get each other excited about technology and entrepreneurship! This year, the Community Portfolio is implementing the Mentorship Program, and we host Drop-In Community Work Night meetings to bring the network together.

Design

The Design portfolio is the face of Western Founders Network. We craft beautiful experiences and define what someone sees any time they interact with the club. We work to create promotional assets for our events, uphold the club’s brand image, and run design-themed events to build a design community at Western.

Marketing

We are the liaison between Western Founders Network and the community. Through internal and external communication, social media marketing, and merging data and creative disciplines, the Marketing portfolio gets to the core of understanding and cultivating community demand for our events.

Education

Ever wanted to work in Silicon Valley as an engineer, harnessing disruptive technologies to change the world? How about launching your own tech startup, pitching in front of venture capitalists for a chance at your first million? Look no further than the education portfolio, who will connect you with like minded individuals to harness tech skills ranging from machine learning to web development.

Finance

The finance portfolio plays a pivotal role in ensuring the success of our new initiatives. We correspond with corporate partners and work to provide funding for the overall team. Lucrative funding opportunities always exist beyond our initial expectations, and as such the portfolios passion for our mission is essential.

Industry

The industry portfolio aims to further the professional development of our members through networking initiatives, career guidance, and engaging competitions.We aid members in fostering the necessary skill set and industry insight to succeed in their future careers. Our portfolio has worked directly with companies such as CIBC, IBM, and Microsoft for some of our past flagship events.

Publishing

Dedicated to sparking curiosity and ensuring our members are the first to know all things tech, Western Founders Network has created the Publishing portfolio to cut through the noise and provide direct access to the most incisive, valuable knowledge. From deep-dive interviews with tech giants, to carefully curated insider advice from the students with the most sought-after experiences, this portfolio provides a holistic view into the world of tech.

Operations

Operations keeps Western Founders Network running smoothly by managing core functions and growing our community by experimenting with new initiatives. Being in charge of internal operations and communications, Operations creates an internal roadmap for the year, troubleshoots inefficiencies, and handles communication with the USC. This year, Operations will introduce a full-day design sprint, a product demo, while looking for ways to take our annual start-up showcase to the next-level.