Spotlight Series is back with Cybele Negris!
Did you know that the .ca domain name was created by a start-up founded at UBC? Curious about its history?
We are excited to kick off 2016 with a Spotlight Speaker event on January 28th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Room 2301 in the Nest. Our guest speaker is Cybele Negris, and her talk will be a must-attend for those at UBC interested in the stories and advice of a tech entrepreneur. You’ll pick up real life information and tips from someone who led an idea that started out in a tiny office at UBC to a successful company.
Webnames.ca Inc. is Canada’s original domain registrar. A spin-off from the UBC internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain in 1987, Webnames.ca is 100 per cent Canadian owned and operated. Their mission is to connect clients with the tools they require to create, protect and promote their online presence.
About Cybele Negris
Cybele Negris is CEO and Co-Founder of Webnames.ca Inc., Canada’s original .CA domain registrar and one of the country’s leading web hosting and internet solutions companies. Cybele is Vice- Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC and formerly served on the Board of Governors of Capilano University, the Board of the Capilano University Foundation, as Vice Chair of Small Business BC, the Board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Vancouver Economic Development Commission and as President of Wired Women Vancouver.
As a technology entrepreneur, Cybele writes about various technological issues that face Canada’s entrepreneurial scene and shares her knowledge and experience on using technology to adapt to the various challenges that face most entrepreneurs and their businesses. She is also a Business in Vancouver Columnist and writes about how businesses can leverage technology to grow and succeed.
Awards include: Four-time winner of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women (Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee), BC Business Top 50 Most Influential Women, Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award 2010, PROFIT W100 – Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs for nine years, Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 (2003) and many more.
Please RSVP to attend, the venue has limited capacity. Make sure to be at the venue 15 minutes before the start time. Doors close at 5pm.
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