Roger Patterson

Serial high-tech entrepreneur with a passion for creating products that just might change the world, and for helping others succeed as entrepreneurs.

His path has wended its way from being involved in the first ADSL systems, to helping architect one of the world’s largest mobile-phone streaming media systems, to developing new data mining algorithms and founding two successful data mining/extraction companies, a multiplayer geo-mobile gaming company, and a social-media management platform company.

Over the last few years he’s also begun focusing on fostering entrepreneurship in Vancouver and across Canada – co-founding Vancouver’s largest non-profit tech accelerator (Launch Academy), and designing and instructing entrepreneurship workshops for Masters, PhD, Post-docs at Universities across Canada.

Specialties: Spotting trends before they take root, managing innovation, building and growing teams, mentoring and fostering entrepreneurial spirit, bridging the gaps between technology/business/consumers, building customer relationships, market-opportunity identification