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Trent Shumay

Entrepreneur • Advisor Vancouver, Canada Area, CA

CTO, IoT Design Shop and President / CTO, Finger Food Studios.

CTO, IoT Design Shop and President / CTO, Finger Food Studios.

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Full Stack Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Full Stack Engineering

Involved In


CTO IoT Design Shop January 2014 - present
President / CTO Finger Food Studios March 2009 - present
Technical Director Next Level Games March 2009 - August 2009
President and CEO T-Bang Hobby Technology Inc December 2005 - August 2009
Technical Director A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games December 2007 - January 2009
Software Engineer Slant Six Games December 2005 - December 2007
Software Engineer Next Level Games May 2005 - December 2005
Software Engineer Electronic Arts (EA) May 1996 - March 2005


UBC Computer Science October 1992 - May 1996
SCCHS 1989 - 1992

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Product strategy
  • • Industrial design
  • • Hardware manufacturing
  • • Marketing Strategy
  • • Product Engineering
  • • Product Launch Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Connected Devices • IBeacon • M2M • Sensors • IoT- Internet of Things

Key Accomplishments

I am the founder of Finger Food Studios, one of Canada's leading Mobile Development companies as well as the IoT Design Shop which is an internal start-up dedicated to building an ecosystem of connected devices.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am very interested in working with start-ups and providing technology, advice, and potentially financial support to commercialize and further some of our interests in the IoT space.

Vouches Received

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Tony Lam
We worked together at Electronic Arts  •  Principal, Vanedge Capital. Previously Board of Directors, Playnomics (acquired by Unity). Simon Fraser grad. University of Alberta grad.
Trent is easily one of the smartest guys I know. He has a well developed vision for what he wants to accomplish backed up by the highest lev ... el of technical abilities. He's a driven, hard-working, no-nonsense, get 'er done type of person, and combined with his sense of humor and likeability makes it easy for others to want to work with him.
Steven Pridie
We worked together  •  General Manager, Finger Food Studios. Previously Senior Electrical Engineer, OceanWorks International. University of Victoria grad.
Because he is an entrepreneur.
Ryan Peterson
We worked together  •  CEO / Partner, Finger Food Studios Inc. & IOT Design Shop. Previously Senior Director - Business Development, Flashman Studios.
He already is a great entrepreneur. He founded Finger Food Studios which is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada over the last 3 ... years and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible.
Vik Khanna
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, National Education Technologies Inc. and Investor & Advisor, Securly.
Trent's a "hacker" who beautifully executes concept validation allowing him to be a true thought leader. Trent's special move is that he ha ... s an intimate understanding of all moving parts so can execute and own the entire ecosystem, which results in a great experience for all involved.
Tom Bielecki
They're my friends  •  CEO, PrintToPeer and Photographer / Photo Assistant / Image Editing, Freelance Photographer.
Trent's got a great passion for technology, and uses cutting edge tech every day: Internet of Things beacons, 3D printing, and more. He can ... help you find the right application of technologies for the problem you're solving
Derek Keturakis
They're my friends  •  Director - Alberta Wireless Planning & Engineering, TELUS. Previously General Manager, TELUS Communications.
Trent is an amazing entrepreuer with a long history of success in all his roles. He has worked inside big business, has kicked off a start-u ... p and has grown this start-up company into a well respected industry leader in its field. He is personable, he is a great communicator and most of all, Trent is a really fun person!
Graham Cunliffe
We worked together at IoT Design Shop  •  Director, Business Development, IoT Design Shop. Previously OEM Partnerships, QlikTech. The University of British Columbia grad.
Trent is already a successful entrepreneur having started numerous successful businesses throughout his career.
Hunter Smith
We worked together  •  Executive Producer, Electronic Arts.
Trent is technically astute, real world grounded, audacious and practical. He speaks from experience. He get his hands dirty; he builds an ... d creates. He loves to explore new opportunities, tools, tech, solutions, and designs and find new business opportunities. He knows what works and what doesn't. When I worked with him for about 18 months in the mobile space, he had a new mobile device in his hands every 2 months - he didn't just check them out, he went from novice to master on each. He'd touches as many relevant apps, tools and services so he can cut thru the clutter to understand the true value quickly. He's applied the same hands on expertise to his IOT business and is driving his new opportunities building on the vision, network, analysis and goodwill that he can leverage from his successful recent ventures. I look forward to finding new ways to work with Trent again, and will confidently put my money behind him.

Tony Lam
We worked together  •  Principal, Vanedge Capital. Previously Board of Directors, Playnomics (acquired by Unity). Simon Fraser grad. University of Alberta grad.
Tony is the definition of a great advisor. His experience spans the gamut from hands-on development to product management and ultimately to ... investment and market strategy for product companies. It's incredibly rare to find his combination of technical aptitude and hands on along with advanced business intellect for what the elements of great strategies look like. He has productively worked in big business, small business, startups, and now investment strategy. I would highly recommend Tony as an advisor, and to this day constantly seek his perspective and advice on the practical merger of business and technology.