A graduate of Princeton University (BA in History, 1960), David M. Lank co-founded Helix Investments, one of Canada’s pioneering venture capital firms, in 1968. Currently the Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies since 1998 at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he taught MBA-level courses in entrepreneurial start-ups, early phase management, and entrepreneurial leadership. Professor Lank has been a visiting lecturer on numerous subjects at more than 15 universities.
An accomplished artist, actor and author with more than 40 books to his credit, Professor Lank has written about everything from food to natural history. He has sat on the boards of numerous cultural institutions and organizations. Professor Lank was Chairman of the McCord Museum from 1984 to 1994.
Named as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, he is the only professor to have received such recognition twice. Awarded all three of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee Medals, Professor Lank was named to the Order of Canada in 1996. The citation read, “To David Lank, because he has made Canadians proud to be Canadians.” He received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Graduate Program at McGill in 2006.
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A continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.
Stas Gayshan is Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and the founder of CIC Boston.
Stas leads the development of new CIC projects in the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. Stas works with governments, universities, large corporations, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, non-profits, funders, and other stakeholders to solve difficult problems, build powerful, interwoven innovation ecosystems, and help cities craft lasting, impactful outcomes.
A globally sought-after thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurship, Stas is often seen speaking at conferences and judging startup competitions around the world.
Stas Gayshan joined CIC in early 2014. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur, an attorney and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism.
Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston’s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and non-profit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College.More Details