September 20, 2018
Living Labs launchs the first-ever Entrepreneur in Residence
Written by cemre
Living Labs is launching the first-ever Discovery Foundation Entrepreneur in Residence at Emily Carr! The ECU community can now get direct advice about how to create, refine and launch the businesses, products, projects, platforms or initiatives you might be thinking about or planning.
From September 28 to December 14, technology entrepreneur Ian Bell will be available to students and faculty who would like input on their ideas from a technology, startup, product, financial or digital strategy perspective. Ian is a co-creator of RingCentral and the founder of start-ups RosterBot and Tingle.
The residency enhances Living Labs’ partnership with the Discovery Foundation, which has supported the Art, Design, Business Speaker Series since 2016. It is part of Living Labs’ newly-established Discovery Foundation Mentorship Program, which will also encompass the speaker series. The residency is embedded in the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, an ongoing project of Living Labs to support the development and launch of creative projects.
Ian Andrew Bell is a co-creator of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG), the world’s most popular cloud telephony platform. He also founded and launched RosterBot, the world’s first online team management platform; and Tingle, the first dating app for the iPhone. He has worked with more than a dozen early-stage ventures and helped several of them from conception to fundraising to successful exits. Early in his career he was a Product Manager at Telus and Cisco Systems, and was an Apple Research Fellow. He co-authored a book on web design & development in 1996, and is a graduate of SFU’s School of Communication.