Next Event: January 29


Guest Speakers



Shawn Green

Shawn is one of the original founders of Virtual media Productions. He has a passion for innovation and is the guy clients turn to when they need problems solved. Shawn is the driving force behind VMP’s mission to become a world leader in customer engagement solutions. Shawn’s experience in marketing, interactive media, information technology and CRM has led to the development of technologies and solutions that help businesses more deeply engage their customers. VMP is a leader in virtual reality experiences and has recently competed VR exhibits for the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and the Glace Bay Miners Museum.

Parker Horton

Parker began his military career at the Royal Military College of Canada and was commissioned as a logistics officer. As a LogO Parker supported operations around the world, including typhoon disaster relief in the Philippines. Parker graduated with an MBA before retiring from the RCAF and co-founding Breton Air. In late 2016, Parker and his business partner, Matt Wallace, established Breton Air, high performance helicopter services for those who set their sights on the Maritime Provinces for adventure, relaxation and golf. Based at J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney, Breton Air offers charter services in concert with Gateway Sydney’s executive lounge (fixed-based operator), and Maritime Air Charter’s fixed-wing extended reach.

Dr. Dana Mount

Dr. Dana C. Mount is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at CBU. Dr. Mount is also Associate Professor of English where she researches and teaches in the areas of Environmental Humanities and Post-colonial Studies. In addition, Dr. Mount is the Co-Director of the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (BASE), she oversees the functioning of the program, develops content for the courses, and mentors and teaches BASE students. Overall, the passions that drive Dr. Mount’s work include a curiosity about contemporary culture, a love of world literature, a commitment to environmental issues, and a belief in social justice.





"the10" is a unique speaker series featuring high impact 10-minute presentations delivered by local innovators and influencers. Each evening features several speakers discussing a variety of topics of interest to the local innovation community. Presentations are followed by time for attendees to exchange ideas and network. Each event is held in a unique location that is revealed to registered guests by text message on the day of the event.





Musical Guest

Collette Deveaux

From the picturesque Island of Cape Breton, NS Canada, Colette grew up as many aspiring young musicians from the island, turning to music as a personal interest and a way to connect to the large, diverse and close knit music community that has been part of the culture of her homeland for decades. Colette started her musical journey early searching for her sound as many do, learning songs, finding her voice and discovering her ability to craft original lyrics and put them to music. Before too long, Colette would set out to join her musical peers and dive headfirst into the local music scene, attending open mics and taking on any solo performance opportunity she could. Through this experience, she learned to collaborate, co-write, play with a band and further strengthen her solo persona. With the upcoming release of her first recording project, "Honey", a collection of mostly original material. Colette is now able to share her songs to a broader audience, touching on personal experiences, social issues and more personal narratives speaking to life and love. Being inspired by memories, past experiences- good and bad, the lives of others; strangers, friends and family, Her style has been described as playful, engaging and poignant. Colette is a listener and an observer, remembering things about people and their stories, a connoisseur of random facts. All of which contributes to the unique musical result.





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