HackREGINA Spring 2014 Judges

Here’s your judges for our March 15th event!

Riley Nadoroznick – Business Development Manager, Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Riley has spent his entire career in the non-profit sector helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful businesses. He has worked with many different start-ups from many different industries including software, construction, biotechnology, retail, and military vehicles. With experience in business planning, financial modeling, market research, and competitive analysis Riley is able to help guide entrepreneurs through the challenges of launching and growing their business. In his new position with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Riley assists entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 acquire two things they all need – money and mentorship.

Dr. Chris Street – Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Hill School of Business, University of Regina

Dr. Chris Street is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Hill School of Business, University of Regina, where he has been since 2009. Dr. Street received his PhD in Management at Queen’s University in 2006 and prior to coming to the U of R, he was an Assistant Professor in MIS at the University of Manitoba.  Professor Street’s teaching and research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation, and negotiation and conflict resolution.  Dr. Street’s primary interests center around understanding how and why established organizations develop new ways of doing things as well as how measurement systems are created and used to provide critical feedback on the innovation process.

Dr. David Gerhard, Associate Professsor, Department of Computer Science, University of Regina
Dr. Gerhard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and an associate member in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. He is deeply involved in the  Saskatchewan tech community: co-founding CrashBang Labs (the local hackerspace); acting as a judge at hackathons and startup festivals; giving seminars to local businesses and organizations, and creating new courses at the University of Regina in response to changes in technology. He is also co-founder of Shiverware, a small business that makes mobile apps. He is regularly interviewed by local radio and television, as well as CBC radio national syndication, on issues of technology and society, and he produced the Ideas documentary on the rise of 3D printing: The Future Will Be Extruded (2013).

Eden Rohatensky – Regina Chapter Lead, Girl Geek Dinners and Ladies Learning Code

Eden Rohatensky is a web developer, an interface designer, and a cat lover. She’s passionate about making great user experiences and building cool things – and is currently doing both at GasBuddy. She is the chapter lead for Girl Geek Dinners in Regina, as well as an organizer of various community events in Saskatchewan.

12 Mar 2014, 11:34am
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