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By Angela Thibert: Angela Thibert is student volunteer for Startup Weekend Etobicoke

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? You have some great ideas, but the problem is you don’t know where to begin? Let us inspire you. Startup Weekend Etobicoke gives you the opportunity to take the first steps in starting a business and provides fantastic coaches to share their expertise throughout the weekend.

All of these industry professionals are volunteering their time at the event with a common goal: to share their knowledge and help you build that business! These coaches will be at your disposal all weekend, so come and take advantage of these great resources!

Marvin Dolgay

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Marvin is the founder and president of Tambre Productions Inc., a music and audio production house. This is a company that he has built from the ground up from his apartment. He enjoys composing his own work as well, and has won multiple awards for his work in the entertainment industry.

Dalia Asterbadi

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Dalia is the founder and CEO of her own company realSociable, a company dedicated to helping other companies achieve a greater sales capacity through improving customer engagement. She has an extensive background in marketing, management, and loves to problem solve.

Julie Murphy

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Julie is the CEO and managing partner at CLUES, which aims to provide strategies and tactics to help organizations improve their effectiveness on a range of different dimensions. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and customer relationship management. From her experience, she has most enjoyed customer profiling and customer value optimization.

Andrew Yoshioka       

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Andrew is the founder and president of Sanbonki Inc, a management consulting company.  His company focuses on helping other companies create value, and gain support from investment and partnerships. Andrew’s greatest insights are in the life sciences industry. He has already participated in many other Startup Weekends and competitions, so this is not his first time around.

Lyndon Johnson

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Lyndon is the founder and general manager of public relations firm Think Different(ly). His firm is different from others in that he is focused specifically on providing pubic relations, marketing, and publicity counseling to startups and small businesses. He is definitely in the right place.

Elizabeth Fenuta

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Elizabeth has extensive experience in the architecture field. She has completed her Masters degree at the University of Waterloo, and has spent time studying abroad in Italy. She has worked in various architecture and design firms around Toronto, and now is a partner at Hout Architecture Inc.

Having this impressive roster of coaches guiding you at Startup Weekend is an opportunity not to be missed! Come get work with experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals and get advice specific to your business.  Startup Weekend is a great way to network and build meaningful relationships with people who may help you in the long run.

This post only provides a snippet of the coaches that will be participating in Startup Weekend Etobicoke. Stay tuned for Part 2 to learn about the other coaches!

Sarah Lenarcic