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Keith Ippel

Advisor Vancouver, Canada Area, CA

Advisor, Control 4 and Entrepreneur in Residence, Wavefront.

Advisor, Control 4 and Entrepreneur in Residence, Wavefront.

8 vouches

Involved In


Spring Activator


Control 4
Crisp Media Inc.
Crisp Media Inc. (JellyBeen)
HootSuite Media Inc.
Momentum Magazine
Momentum Magazine Ltd.
BRIM Bullying Prevention Inc.
Left Stuff Inc.
Base Yourself
Crisp Media Inc. (JellyBeen)
Momentum Magazine Ltd.
Hootsuite Media Inc.
Self Employed


Advisor BRIM Bullying Prevention Inc. March 2015 - present
Advisor Left Stuff Inc. December 2014 - present
Advisor Base Yourself October 2014 - present
Advisor Control May 2014 - present
Entrepreneur in Residence Wavefront May 2014 - present
Advisor Crisp Media Inc. (JellyBeen) January 2014 - present
Co-founder & Partner Spring Activator December 2013 - present
Advisor Momentum Magazine Ltd. May 2013 - present
Advisor Cause+Affect October 2011 - present
Advisor Hootsuite Media Inc. January 2011 - present
Advisor Brightkit October 2012 - October 2014
Managing Director Invoke Labs October 2012 - December 2013
COO Invoke Media July 2011 - December 2013
Executive Director BikeShare BC May 2011 - March 2012
Executive Director Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition May 2010 - May 2011
Professional Layabout, advisor, business leader for hire Self Employed January 2010 - May 2010
President Lat49 May 2008 - October 2009
President IDELIX Software Inc. May 2002 - May 2008
Director, Operations Infowave 2001 - 2002
Project Manager Purdys Chocolatier 2000 - 2000
Project Manager BearingPoint 1997 - 1999
Business Analyst Hyundai 1994 - 1995


The University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business 1995 - 1997
Wilfrid Laurier University Marketing 1988 - 1992

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Media
  • • Healthcare
  • • Commerce
  • • Green
  • • Content
  • • Wellness

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Jia Chen
Currently starting a company, experienced product manager, software veteran and serial entrepreneur
Kathryn Loewen
We worked together  •  CEO & Founder, Control. Previously Solutions Engineer, hybris software. The University of British Columbia grad.
Keith is an incredibly knowledgeable and attentive mentor. He provides meaningful advice and access to important contacts. He is also very ... generous with his time and genuinely wants to help other entrepreneurs succeed.
We worked together
Keith is exceptionally knowledgeable yet remarkably agile and insightful in understanding the needs and concerns of a startup company entrep ... reneurial startup space. Importantly, he has a strong understanding and experience with executive management of early and mid-stage growth companies combined with the know-how gleaned from adapting and constantly retuning the strategy to what works for the end customer. A very strong operational and product design driven thinker.
Paul Hecht
Product Expert. I held significant roles in startups and global leaders. I care about the user & can drive a roadmap. co-founder.
Richard Hungerford
We worked together  •  CEO, Brightkit. Previously MBA Candidate, Copenhagen Business School. University of Victoria grad.
Keith is an exceptional advisor and mentor. He has a knack for breaking down complex situations into actionable items. He has a deep underst ... anding of high performing teams and helping founders become better leaders.
John F. Gray
We worked together  •  Experienced startup co-founder ( community builder (Launch Academy), and creator ( West Coast Editor & writer @BetaKit )
Keith's experienced, thoughtful, and insightful. He'll always get you thinking and answering the tough questions. Suffice to say he's "been ... there & done that" and knows how to get things done!
Rob Attwell
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and COO, and President, Neil Squire Society. The University of Western Ontario grad.
Keith is an exceptional leader for start ups. He has a deep understanding of the startup process and how to create capacity, traction and m ... omentum at each stage of the startup's progression. He is an amazing connector of people around startups.
Mia Kohout
We worked together  •  CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Momentum Magazine and Marketing & Advertising Director, Momentum Magazine. The University of British Columbia grad.
Keith has so many connections and such a positive attitude, when you talk to him you think you can do anything!

John F. Gray
We worked together  •  Experienced startup co-founder ( community builder (Launch Academy), and creator ( West Coast Editor & writer @BetaKit )
John is a knowledgeable entrepreneur and leader. He's thoughtful and challenging, and he has deep knowledge of, and connections in, the tech ... start-up space.

Kathryn Loewen
They're my mentor  •  CEO & Founder, Control. Previously Solutions Engineer, hybris software. The University of British Columbia grad.
Kathryn is driven and has tremendous focus on her goals what they need to do to make it happen. She's not shy to ask the right questions at ... the right time.

Chris Norton
They're my advisor  •  Founder, BRIM Bullying Prevention Platform and Owner & Small Business Internet Marketer, Website On-Demand. University of Toronto grad.
Chris has a real passion for his idea. He's a great listener, and knows where to focus his energies to build a business. He's also likeable, ... humble, inquisitive, and driven. I enjoy working with him.

Bernadette Butler
They're my advisor  •  CEO | Founder, Left Stuff Inc.. Previously Marketing Director, CGS-Imports.
Bernadette is a hustler. She has a clear vision for her company, asks great questions, and constantly moves the ball forward. Smart and grea ... t to be around, she has the DNA to be a great start-up CEO

Juliette Miremont Morton
We worked together  •  Previously Head of Acquisition for Samsung mobile applications. Previously Founder & CEO, Currently CMO-in-residence.
Juliette has a rare mix of early stage start up and Fortune 500 marketing and strategy. She's thoughtful, pragmatic, and easy to work with

Vicki Li
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-founder, LETT ( The University of British Columbia grad.
Vicki has the right mix of hustle, perseverance, and humility to go places. I'm excited to see where she will take Lett, and where her entre ... preneurial journey will go.