The Next ProtoHack
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The faces behind ProtoHack who help grow ideas into viable business concepts and beyond.
UX Design Specialist
I'm a UX Designer who is passionate towards providing product experiences that are visually appealing and simple to use. I am constantly on the lookout to identify pain points and I try to find the best possible solution to overcome them using 'Design Thinking' principles. My passion for UX arose due to my need to combine technical skills with my creative personality. I love designing experiences and building them myself. But more than that, I love being a UX Designer because it allows me to make an impact on people's life through my contributions.
Check out my portfolio: www.jovinay.com
An award-winning serial entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and co-founder of The Next Big Thing, a charity for NextGen entrepreneurs, Meredith Powell is a creative visionary committed to championing innovation and diversity in leadership and technology.
Starting in her 20s, she has built - and scaled globally - three companies in the garment industry generating over $45m in sales, launched the world’s largest fashion B2B eComm platform (shopthefloor.com), and created a charity to benefit young entrepreneurs called The Next Big Thing. Currently, she is an active advisor to multiple tech companies through her consultancy firm, Powell & Company, including Finn.ai, Guiides.com and Slyce.it.
Meredith is Startup Canada’s 2016 National award winner for promoting entrepreneurship, a Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40, BC Business Magazine “Top 35 Most Influential Women in Business”, a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee, and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards nominee.
Product Design Manager
A strategic Product Designer passionate about solving problems and creating deeply felt experiences. My practice relies equally on empathy, data, and the ability to ideate quickly. I am a deft collaborator with a reputation for advocating and consensus-building. My goal is to enrich our lives, one interaction at a time.
Amazing Ideas Brought to Life.
“It was my first time attending a hackathon, and it was so much fun! I had the opportunity to meet amazing and talented people who I learned so much from in such a short time frame. I loved having the opportunity to get instant feedback from mentors and then have the opportunity to continue our project with so much support afterwards. I highly recommend ProtoHack to everyone, especially non-coders, who are up for a challenge and fun times.”— Jani Tsui, (Vancouver, 05/16)