Dr. David Vogt
President & CEO
Vaclav is a Canadian immigrant, information technologies expert, and business leader. He is the founder of Pacific Coast Information Systems, and grew it to become a leading Canadian ICT consultancy and development firm. Vaclav is a recognized international thought-leader on subjects ranging from Internet security and privacy to ICT strategy and startup creation. He has been a central inspiration to more than a dozen products, services and ventures, and he is a dedicated and accomplished mentor to young companies. The Urban Ventures Network is an ideal environment for his energy, creativity and experience.
UVN founders bring over 40 years of experience in every facet of venture creation and acceleration:
David is a Canadian immigrant and a pioneering scientist, entrepreneur and innovation leader. He began his career as Director of Observatories at the University of British Columbia (UBC) before transitioning to the innovation world and a focus on the human interface with primary digital and data technologies. He has been CEO of eight start-up companies, the leader of six incubator/accelerator programs, and has served at an executive or board level on national and international science and innovation programs. Over the past twenty years he has been involved in the creation and acceleration of more than forty companies. The Urban Ventures Network is a consummation of his skills and passion.