Christopher Charlesworth, CEO and Co-founder of HiveWire, Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Advisory Board
March 24th, 2017
Andy Osburn, BSc.MSc.MBA. (Co-founder and CEO, Equals6.com)
Andy is a seasoned entrepreneur and has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and start-up technology ventures. His latest start-up, www.Equals6.com , is the professional social network for students. Equals6 connects students with the three things they need most; funding, career opportunities and mentoring.
Equals6 allows students to build a professional network of peers, mentors and potential employers which they can leverage to gain that critical first job in their chosen career path. Members are able to participate in scholarship crowdfunding, access the hidden job market where personal connections dominate and find mentors to guide them. For employers, Equals6 offers recruiting tools to identify and engage the best students and graduates.
Prior to co-founding Equals6 he was CEO and CTO at Diaphonics, a voice biometric technology company. Andy has previously occupied various technical and operational roles with the Royal Canadian Navy, primarily in the area of combat control systems. Andy holds a B.Sc. from McMaster University, a M.Sc. in acoustics from Royal Roads Military College and a MBA from Saint Mary’s University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. Andy has competed in a number of marathons and triathlons including Ironman Canada and Ironman Florida.