Jeremy Shaki – Startup Train Super Mentor

June 30, 2017 Guelph, Startup Train

Jeremy Shaki is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lighthouse Labs. He is a Montreal native, Concordia University Poli Sci graduate, former Director of Marketing at Sugar Media, and he plays basketball pretty well. Or at least he says he does. Jeremy is very well versed in Marketing and Brand Strategies, Operational Structures, and Staffing, and has been applying those skills …

Startup Train Mentors Series! Douglas Soltys from Betakit

June 26, 2017 Guelph, Startup Train

Welcome to our Startup Train Mentor Series. Over the next several days we will be highlighting the amazing mentors we have in store for our Startup Train journey. Douglas Soltys (above, left) is Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. BetaKit is a media publication covering Canadian startups and tech innovation in Canada. Douglas has worked for a few …

Creating Corporate Soul

October 20, 2016 Business, Blog, Guelph

I am a happy person. I am a team player, enthusiastic, and creative. I get along well with others and play nicely in the sandbox. So it came as a shock a few years ago to find myself completely miserable at work. On paper, the organization had all the ingredients of my dream job: start-up atmosphere, flexible work schedule, room …

Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat

September 21, 2016 Blog, Guelph

Our team spent some time last week reviewing our marketing and messaging. As it often does, the topic of process, and specifically, scope management came up. We were outlining a few examples of how our teams work with our clients on scope management and how we explain software development when Kristin jumped in to summarize her perspective. I’m paraphrasing here …

Dave’s Dilemma – Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope

May 25, 2016 Business, Blog, Guelph

It was a dark and stormy night. Dave sat at his desk staring forward. Frozen. The ominous glow from his email inbox exposed his eerie pallor, the sweat on his brow and the ever-so- slight panic in his eyes. “I should have been home hours ago,” he thought to himself. His heart was racing. He had to choose. Tomorrow his boss would …