VO Team

Ben O’Neill
Ben is the 2016-17 Enactus Project Manager for Venture Okanagan.

Ben is a student with the Okanagan School of Business, focusing on Management. Ben currently leads the team of dedicated Enactus OC student volunteers who ensure that Venture Okanagan delivers value for entrepreneurs, investors, and the greater Okanagan region. He can be reached by email at ventureokanagan@gmail.com and looks forward to meeting you at the next Investors Forum!

STEVE WATSON
Steve is a Faculty member with the Okanagan College School of Business.  He is Chair of Venture Okanagan and Chair of the Investment Review Committee.

Steve holds degrees from the University of Ottawa (Political Science and Honours Economics) and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Victoria.  He has over 20 years of business experience within the public and private sector.  Early in his career Steve worked as a policy advisor with the Province of BC setting up pools of venture capital.  Subsequently, as an associate of a technology incubator company, he assisted start-up firms in securing private equity financing.

Steve can be reached at swatson@okanagan.bc.ca

KYLEEN MYRAH
Kyleen is an educator, professional speaker, entrepreneur and active member of her community. She is a Professor of Business at the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College teaching in the areas of marketing, management, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. She is also President of KyCo Management, a professional speaking and corporate training company speaking on topics such as mentorship, leadership, business development, communication and time management.

RAGHWA GOPAL
Raghwa is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and invested in many companies. Over the last 30 years, Raghwa has started, grown and sold a number of businesses – most recently, Vadim Software. He has also had extensive experience and been directly involved in a number of mergers & acquisitions throughout his career. Raghwa currently sits on the Board of numerous businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Raghwa is a certified Business and Executive Coach. Raghwa has been recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the Year” and as a “Technology Innovator”.