Our Team of passionate, dedicated, and hard-working students are on a journey of planning and executing Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition 2017!


Ryan Ho


Ryan Ho is a fifth year Finance student at the Sauder School of Business. For the past three summers, he has interned in Hong Kong with Taubman, a real estate developer, owner, and manager based in the U.S. As the Chair of PVCC this year, Ryan aims to push the event's ongoing success to new heights and continue to explore the world of entrepreneurship and venture capital. Aside from school, Ryan's interests include DJing, producing electronic dance music, photography, sports, and going on outdoor adventures. This summer, Ryan worked at BMO Capital Markets in their Sales and Trading group.


Kerry Poon


Kerry Poon is a third year student at the Sauder School of Business specializing in Finance with a concentration in International Business. As Competition Director last year, Her interest in venture capital and entrepreneurship grew stronger as she expanded the competition internationally by inviting more students from across the globe to Vancouver to compete. Outside of PVCC, Kerry is a big foodie, passionate adventurer, and history enthusiast.


Harpreet Sidhu

Conference Director

Harpreet Sidhu is a third year student at the Sauder School of Business specializing in Business Technology Management. Her interest in PVCC was inspired by her entrepreneurial friends and family. This year, she hopes to help in expanding the conference and creating a better experience for all attendees. She is excited to see finance students, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals all come together. Outside of school, Harpreet is an avid fan of slam poetry and indie-pop music.  




Shirley Deutsch

Conference Director

Shirley is a second year student at Sauder School of Business planning on specializing in Operations & logistics. This is Shirley's second year organizing PVCC and she is very excited to work along side the team and industry professionals to make PVCC 2017 the best one yet! Shirley enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, and video editing in her free time.


ALex Gillis

Conference Associate

Alex Gillis is a first-year Loran Scholar at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Holding the title of Startup Canada’s 2015 "Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, Alex is heavily involved in the Canadian startup ecosystem and has advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the future of entrepreneurship and education for youth in Canada. Alex is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bitness, a growing retail-focused location analytics startup. Aspiring to see more youth enter the business and technology space, Alex created Hoist Halifax and is now bringing entrepreneurial education to the student masses through The Next Foundry.




Conference Associate

Alon Aminov is a first year Scholar student at the Sauder School of Business planning on specializing in Finance. Over the past years, Alon’s growing interest in venture capital and entrepreneurship has inspired him to join the PVCC team. Alon will contribute to the team by sharing knowledge from his past experiences with the hopes of enhancing the PVCC 2017 experience for all attendees. Outside of school, Alon enjoys competitive track and field and hiking.



Anthony Liang

Competition Director

Anthony Liang is a fifth year Finance and Real Estate student at the Sauder School of Business. This is Anthony's second year on the PVCC team and he hopes to expand the competition further by bringing in entrepreneurs with whom he has worked with from biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Anthony enjoys competitive swimming, exploring new hiking trails, and playing the piano. This summer, Anthony worked as a Development Intern with Ivanhoe Cambridge.




Competition Director

I believe the Capital Markets have the potential for creative application - from revolutionizing industries to social purpose. My chip is my passion in Energy, I want to help forge the path in Energy innovation - VCs and Entrepreneurs: I am keen to see what we can achieve together on the frontier of meeting the world's evolving energy demand.



Marketing Director

Stanley is entering his final year at UBC, specializing in Finance and Marketing while continuing his position at a health care startup. He is always looking for ways to combine his sense of adventure with his business creativity to build unique projects and ventures.



Competition Associate

I am a 5th year finance student at Sauder. In summer of 2015 I interned at Bank of China's growth equity division in Shanghai, which renewed my interest in venture capital and entrepreneurship. I plan use what I learned in my past experience to help grow the competition and conference.