Here are notable quotes from SociaLIGHT Vancouver this June 7th, 2014.

Industry Leadership & Disruption — Peter Dupuis, Sid Landolt, Co-founders of World Housing

Buying one and giving one with

Do good, make money, repeat. Social Impact & Entrepreneurship — Darrell Kope, Founder of Skool Principal, instituteB

Lululemon was started by average joe – no skill sets in fashion and apparel. But now Lululemon is in competition with the big brands like Nike. Darrell Kopke managed the first Lululemon store – without any manager experience and never led a group of people before.

Tribes & Marketing — Ariel, Marlon, Aaron, Pat – Slow Jam Sundays Founders, VNA Promoters of the Year

Slow Jam Sunday’s (Baby Making Music..Or Just Practice) Vancity’s best night, and one sexy dirty dance party with your fav slow jams spun by The Boyscouts!

Funding & Reaching New Heights — Money! Money! Money! The Ultimate Funding Panel

Here are notable quotes from the speakers of the funding panel with Ray Walia, Meredith Powell, Paulina Cameron, Daryl Hatton, Vanessa Dawson, and MC’d by Moe Somani

Daryl Hatton, Founder + CEO of FundRzr

Daryl Hatton is founder and CEO of FundRazr, one of the top 10 brands in the burgeoning global crowdfunding market according to Forbes magazine.

Paulina Cameron, business development manager of Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of The Prince’s Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship.

Meredith Powell, Co-founder of TNBT, Creator of
Founders Collective, Founder / Creative Director of U Can’t Buy Cool

Meredith founded three brand management and business strategy agencies in the fashion industry, opening showrooms across the US & Canada, all before the age of 27. She’s partnered with top global brands including H&M, Saks, Urban Outfitters, and Amazon, dressed the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker & Julia Roberts, and been featured in NY Times, InStyle & Vogue.

Moe Somani, President + CEO of Soho Business Group

With over 15 years of experience working with and marketing to SME’s (small and medium size enterprise), Moe is recognized as an industry expert in marketing, lead generation and business sales development with a focus on event sponsorships and online partnership programs.

Ray Walia, Executive Director + Co-founder of Launch Academy

Ray Walia is an entrepreneur with experience in multiple businesses in a variety of industries with two successful exits on his service based businesses. Ray’s entrepreneurship background evolved through extensive involvement in his business as producer of global concerts & events for the Bollywood movie industry.

Vanessa Dawson, Founder + CEO of Evry, Founder + CEO of Girls Raising

Vanessa has worked on digital strategy and product development with Fortune 500 hundred companies such as Hearst, Sports Illustrated, Priceline & Esquire as well as on new product launches for some of the most promising startups in New York.Vanessa feels there is a high growth market opportunity for investing in female founded companies and through Girls Raisings initiatives she’s dedicated to backing those entrepreneurs.

The Future of Global Innovation, Mobile, Data – IBM Canada

Graham Churchill, IBM MobileFirst and IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions Leader for IBM Canada

While he has a passion for how things work, he sees technology as nothing more than an enabler of good business ideas. His particular skill is to analyze business and to identify how technology can be applied to drive strategic change.

Leadership & Love in Action — Theresa Laurico, Founder, CVO & SocaiLIGHT

Theresa Laurico is a social mediapreneur, who believes in putting your “Love in Action.”  She is committed to empowering, inspiring and impacting millions of lives and using media to move humanity forward for real change. Her social startup, SociaLIGHT, has ignited thousands across Canada spotlighting systemic leadership sourced from passion that embodies the triple bottom line of “People. Planet. Profit.” or business as force of good.

Taylor Conroy, Founder of Change Heroes

Taylor is the founder of Change Heroes – a social enterprise that has funded over 60 schoolhouses and libraries in 9 countries all over the world.

DO COOL SH*T Keynote Speaker – Miki Agrawal
Amazon Best Selling Book – Do Cool Sh*t
Founder of Thinx
Founder of WILD
Serial Social Entrepreneur
Forbes Top 20 Millennials on a Mission
Business Partner of Tony Hsieh

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was a recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission”. She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD ( in NYC. She has since partnered with CEO Tony Hsieh to open the concept in Downtown Las Vegas.

Miki’s Top 5 tips for success

  1. You are as good as the 5 closest friends you keep.
  2. Master the skill 0f …
  3. Solve a real problem (please don’t open another tee shirt company)
  4. Purpose is your best motivation
  5. Ask “How can I help you?” vs “How can you help me?”
#5 on her top 5 list

About SociaLIGHT

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, community leader, or someone with a dream, this conference was created for YOU.

The SociaLIGHT brand aims to redefine what it means to be a “socialite.” Socia”LIGHT” is also an acronym that stands for: L.eader I.mpacting G.lobal H.umanity T.oday.

SociaLIGHT Inc. creates a variety of events and products by aggregating top resources, partners and content for entrepreneurial, startup, and innovation success. We emphasize on “People. Planet. Profit.” leadership and global solutions sourced from your passion.

SociaLIGHT brings together a world class community and tribe committed to positive systemic impact. The annual renown SociaLIGHT Conference celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, and has over 1000 dynamic leaders, young professionals, & entrepreneurs, 40 top business organizations and speakers for your inspiration and ongoing success.

SociaLIGHT’s “And Now What?” event is an intimate “hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves” day, designed to empower you into action to take your business or idea to the next level.

The next SociaLIGHT conference is in Toronto this November >