Fundraiser Luncheon with Mr. Chris LaBossiere

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Clarion Hotel, 3130 Victoria Ave
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As the Co-Founder of Yardstick Software Inc., Chris worked with his friends to create a successful Edmonton based Internet Software and Services Company. Starting out, Chris helped lead his company to win the Alberta Venture Prize competition in 2006 for best fast-growth business model. Yardstick has subsequently appeared on the Alberta Venture Magazine’s Fast 50 list of fastest growing companies for the past nine years and for six years on Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada.

Yardstick is known as the leading provider of exams for physicians, nurses, engineers and other professionals in Canada. They develop and deliver tests for about 100 organizations as well perform training for about 500 clients in regulated industries. Yardstick has over 100 employees across offices in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto.

Prior to starting Yardstick Software, he spent 16 years in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry, most recently as a Senior Vice President for Western Canada. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of Aquatera Utilities Inc. in Grande Prairie and TEC Edmonton.

Personally, Chris has been named as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine, and one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture Magazine. He has also invested in and advises a number of local companies at the start-up and growth stage.

Doors open at 11:30am, lunch will be served at 12:00 followed by a presentation from Chris. He will describe his journey from adverse experiences as a youth to his career as an entrepreneur and investor making disruptive progress in the Canadian business world. It is his personal experience which underpins his dynamic nature and strong philanthropic attitude.

Event sponsorship generously provided by Brandon University.

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