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e@UBCO Presents: CEO Strategy Forum

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UBC Okanagan - ARTS Building - Room 103

1147 Research Road

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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e@UBCO's CEO Strategy Forum is a place for the entrepreneurially-minded to learn from an extraordinarily successful CEO in a private setting to share and learn from successes, challenges, confidential business strategies, and management techniques.

Learn from V02 Master Heath Sensor Inc. founder, Peter O'Brien, about his journey in successfully commercializing technology he developed at UBCO and ask questions about your own entrepreneurship journey.

5:30 – 6:45 PM - Cocktail Reception

Enjoy appies, local wines and craft beer while networking with Peter and our business mentors for our e@UBCO Lean LaunchPad Accelerator Program.

6:45 - 8:00 PM - CEO Presentation

VO2 Master Health Sensors provides an affordable, wearable respiratory monitor that helps athletes to mitigate risk of injury and to train most efficiently.

The Breakaway: Connecting with Kelowna-based tech hub Accelerate Okanagan

Following high-school graduation, O’Brien enrolled as a computer science major at UBC Okanagan, just 45 minutes south of his hometown of Vernon, BC.

With self-taught technical skills beyond his first-year status, O’Brien felt an urge to breakaway from the pack and pursue his idea full time.

In early 2013, he co-founded a company with his former coach and mentor, Dr. Andrew Sellars, a physician with more than 15 years of experience actively testing and training athletes.

Sellars was frustrated with cumbersome equipment and the poor user interface of tabletop VO2 monitors.

They teamed up to create a new VO2 monitoring device that would eliminate the barriers of existing commercial devices.

O’Brien left UBC to attend a Venture Acceleration program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs validate their proof-of-concepts and establish the foundational skills needed to grow their business.

After a year of trial and error, O’Brien returned to UBC Okanagan for research guidance and technical support to design, build and test a prototype of his invention.

For more details on Peter's journey, click here: https://ok.ubc.ca/okanagan-stories/maximizing-potential/

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