Ray Walia

Ray Walia

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Ray is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors. Ray founded Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has hosted more than 450 startups that have raised over $80 Million in funding. In 2015 Ray co-founded Victory Square, a startup studio with a focus on sports and entertainment technology companies. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year for 2014 and 2015, BIV Top Forty Under 40, and was selected to represent Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit and by the U.S. Department of State.

Ray has contributed towards the development of the technology ecosystem in North America and has assisted countless entrepreneurs in building sustainable and finance-able businesses. Ray has hosted and run events that have been attended by international dignitaries and ambassadors, Canadian Premiers, Ministers, Unicorn CEOs and Founders of Fortune 100 companies with the most recent being the TractionConf.io event in both Vancouver and San Francisco.