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Colin Doylend

Entrepreneur • Advisor Vancouver, Canada Area, CA

Director, Samara Networks Inc. and Director, Koho Power Corporation. Simon Fraser grad.

Director, Samara Networks Inc. and Director, Koho Power Corporation. Simon Fraser grad.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Instant Eyeglass Systems Inc.
Good Ventures Community Contribution Company Ltd.
Samara Networks Inc.
Insurance for Good Project
BC Hydro
Fair Money Community Contribution Company Ltd.
Roadway Oil Spill Response Team Community Contribution Company Ltd.
For Our Grandchildren Developments Inc.
Koho Power Corporation
City of Vancouver
BC Hydro


Ministerial Assistant (Chief of Staff) - Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts BC Public Service 2006 - 2006
Director (Canada) A HUMAN RIGHT May 2011 - August 2014
Manager of Marketing and Public Relations CML Offshore Recruitment March 2008 - July 2009
Director, Aboriginal Relations Britco May 2015 - present
Vancouver Civic Theatres Board Member City of Vancouver March 2015 - present
Director For Our Grandchildren Developments Inc. January 2012 - present
Director of Economic Development The Castlemain Group August 2014 - May 2015
Director (Canada) A Human Right May 2011 - August 2014
Director Rain City Consulting Group Inc. January 2009 - August 2014
Manager of Marketing and Public Relations CML Recruitment March 2008 - July 2009
Corporate Affairs Advisor BC Hydro 2007 - 2007
Ministerial Assistant (Chief of Staff) - Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts BC Provincial Government 2006 - 2006


University of Liverpool Information Technology 2009 - 2015
Hollyhock Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Leadership 2010 - 2011
Simon Fraser University Political Science 1997 - 2001

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Payments
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Media
  • • Financial Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Social Impact
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Content
  • • Knowledge Management

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Graphic design • Photography • Information Technology • Strategic Communications • Knowledge Management

Key Accomplishments

Colin Doylend leads engagement and business partnership efforts for businesses and First Nations governments and is certified as a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Over the last ten years, Colin has obtained extensive experience and knowledge in relation to all levels of government and First Nation communities. As the former Chief of Staff to Provincial Ministers, senior communications advisor with BC Hydro and board member for several community and professional organizations, he understands the value of strong and strategic partnerships. Colin has lead and facilitated over fifty business agreements and negotiations with First Nation communities, government and industry over the last two years. As an example, Colin has been working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver and facilitated the Nation’s support for Seaspan’s successful bid on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Colin also brokered the $2 million investment for the Nation in Endurance Wind Power – Canada’s largest wind turbine manufacturer.

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April J.E. Gilliland
They're my friends  •  Entrepreneur, Writer, and Artist, Self Employed. University of Victoria grad. University of Victoria grad.
He has everything it takes to be a fantastic entrepreneur and will be one as his businesses grow. He is resourceful, creative, thoughtful, c ... harming, hard working, and multi-talented. He is a gifted networker. Colin suits being an entrepreneur.
Bonnie Foley-Wong, CA, CFA
They're my friends  •  Founder & Chief Investment Innovator, Pique Ventures. Founding Investor, Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc. Co-Founder,
Colin is an incredible intelligent systems-thinker. He's a doer. He is an entrepreneur, takes informed risks, and gets things done. I know h ... im as a leader. He successfully formed a strong network of associates around his consulting business.
Lauren Bacon
We worked together  •  Advisor, Kindara and Business Strategist + Leadership Coach, Curiosity Labs. The University of British Columbia grad.
Colin is a successful serial entrepreneur with a particular strength in designing win-win-win scenarios. His gifts in understanding people a ... nd his innovative ideas are a powerful combination.
Patrick Lucas
We worked together  •  Founder/Director, Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program and Community Planner, David Nairne + Associates Ltd.
Colin has a talent for identifying exciting new opportunities and bring the right people together to turn ideas into reality
Ray Frank
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder, HopMotion and Partner, Northern Star Consulting, LLC. The University of British Columbia grad.
Colin has the ability to see qualities in people and helps them develop those qualities into a successful venture.
Rob Attwell
They're my advisor: Insurance for Good Project  •  Co-Founder and COO, and President, Neil Squire Society. The University of Western Ontario grad.
Colin has an amazing ability to spot opportunity and put partnerships together.