Dean Prelazzi

work experience

As VP, Business Development at the B.C. Innovation Council, Dean (@deanprelazzi) is spearheading the development of programs to support technology entrepreneurs and startups in BC. An operator in four technology startups and one mid-sized software company over the past 13 years in Ottawa, Washington D.C., Silicon Valley and Vancouver, Dean also has significant experience in sales, business development, marketing, product management and business strategy.

As founder and principal in Management Adventures Corporation, he has consulted with and advised many tech startups. He has a diverse technology background and has spoken at numerous technology events throughout North America including Canada 3.0, Telemanagement Forum, The Software Industry Information Association, Business in Vancouver Breakfast Series and BCIC CONNECT.

Dean is a member of BCIT’s Commercialization Advisory Committee and the Canadian Technology Alliance’s Action Committee for Entrepreneurship and has been a BCIC-New Ventures mentor for the past four years. He is also a Board Member with the Kids Up Front Foundation. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa in 1997, specializing in technology sales and marketing.


Courses in Ecommerce Technology, University of California Berkley 2000
Courses in Telecommunications Engineering, University of Maryland 1998
MBA, University of Ottawa 1997
Certificate in Business Administration, University of Ottawa 1991
B.A. Carleton University 1990


BC Business Council Outlook 2020 Submission (on behalf of B.C. Innovation Council) -- Innovation & Commercialization: Rising to the Challenge through a Business Acceleration Ecosystem


Lean Startup Methodology
Steve Blank's Customer Development Model