Chris Stairs has 20+ years experience in strategic marketing and operational start-ups.  He helps organizations position for market entry, push through financial hurdles, and build foundations to become best-in-field.

A senior consultant with CanadaStartUp.com, finance specialist for Volition Advisors, and part-time instructor at the SFU Beedie School of Business, Chris has supported ventures across a broad range of sectors including construction management software, e-learning, workplace hygiene, therapeutic apparel, industrial automation, event technologies, and anti-counterfeit authentication platforms.  

Prior to his work in the venture space, Chris began his career in sports marketing and tourism-hospitality, working for such global brands as the NBA, Olympics, FIFA, and Vancouver Aquarium.

Chris holds an MBA from UBC.  When not coaching innovative entrepreneurs, Chris serves as the Board Chair of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association.Specialties: Venture Development, Strategic Planning, Budget & Money Modelling, Research & Feasibility, Operational Start-Up, Business Process Design, Board Development.

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