Our Tectoria blog has been leaning more towards featuring companies or organizations lately, but we couldn’t resist featuring one of our very own on his birthday, and a week away from his last day with VIATEC.
You may know Devan McCannel from when he dealt you a hand at a Dawson City casino, from his days at UVic (BCom – Entrepreneurship) or when he attended the City University of Hong Kong. Maybe you crossed paths when he worked for RevenueWire, when you took that random dance class in Vancouver or maybe you commented on his bungee jumping photo saying something like “Nope, no way, never.”
Devan has a wealth of life experience for being under 30 and has worn a few hats, including Engagement Concierge (EC) at VIATEC since August 2014. As the EC he’s been responsible for community management, administration, advising and event management for the Venture Acceleration Program. He got to assist start-up technology companies identify viable business models and rapidly grow their revenues, in addition to helping start-ups find funding for their co-op positions through the BC-ISI Program.
He’s also been the lead organizer for VIATEC Peer Roundtables and several VIATEC events including the February 2015 VIATEC Food Bank Challenge (successfully raised over $40,000), and the Pitch Pit and Demo Camp events during Experience Tectoria 2014 and 2015.
Devan has not only proved himself to be a hard worker, but he’s also taken on the role of “office clown” with ease.
Devan’s contract with VIATEC is nearing an end, but his team will still see him half a block up Fort Street where he’ll be working with local startup company, LlamaZOO Interactive.
VIATEC wishes him the best of luck and thanks him for all the dedication he’s shown! Happy Birthday Devan!