Co-founder and CTO of Later.com, Ian MacKinnon (MMath ’08 and BMath ’06) is coming to Waterloo for an ask-me-anything fireside chat with students.
While a student at Waterloo, Ian was the President of the Graduate Student Association and a leader within MathSoc and Orientation. He was named recently by Business in Vancouver as a technology Top Forty under 40 winner. He fondly remembers his time at Waterloo and is coming back to campus to connect with you.
If you’ve wondered about the tech scene in Vancouver, had questions about starting your own business, or are grappling with whether graduate studies is for you, Ian’s been there!
Join us for complimentary lunch and a chance to ask Ian anything!
Ian MacKinnon is the Founder and CTO of Later.com. Founded in 2014, Later was started at a hackathon and has grown to become the leading marketing platform for Instagram with over 2,000,000 of the world’s top brands and agencies as clients, including YouTube, NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and The Financial Times. Later believes that social media has become a visual experience and it has designed its platform to help visually plan and schedule media content.
At Later, Ian is responsible for leading the engineering team in its software development efforts as well as spearheading its machine learning initiatives. Before founding Later, Ian was involved with several Vancouver technology startups as a founder or early-stage employee. He has also been a coding instructor for a learn-to-code boot camp and is an active mentor for other local startups. Ian holds a master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo.