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Marco Pasqua

Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur & Writer. Passionate about technology and challenging the way people look at business and life.

Marco is no stranger to the startup world and what it means to build a brand. After graduating from the Art Institute of Vancouver, he built his own brand as an Inspirational Speaker, and has graced the stage at TEDx, The United Way, and The Duke of Edinburgh Awards. In August of 2013, he was recognized for his work in improving business practices, while contributing to the betterment of society and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society. He has helped to build brands such as Reality Controls, Rick Hansen's "Planat" Online Community and Hunky Haulers. Through these successes, at the end of 2014, Marco was nominated for BC Businesses “Top 30 under 30” awards and shows no signs of slowing down.

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5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon Valley

Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.
05/18/2016 11:47 EDT
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The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.
01/15/2016 12:27 EST
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The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.
09/25/2015 05:12 EDT
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New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You Think

Social media digitally connects us to the world's latest news and trends. All of this is convenient, but I believe it comes at a cost -- the loss of what I like to call "the human connection." Recently, I went on a trip with my wife and in-laws and discovered that the human connection does still exist, and to my surprise it was where I least expected it... New York City.
09/13/2015 06:13 EDT
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How to Conquer Public Speaking

Although we've all probably had to face the fear of public speaking at some point in our lives, it's hard to imagine why anyone would put themselves through the torture of sweaty palms, a fast beating heart, tunnel vision and a host of other side effects all in the name of delivering a message.
08/19/2015 06:56 EDT