WTC Talks April

World Trade Centre Talks, Wednesday April 17th, 2024. Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and hear two Manitoba business success stories.

Mark your calendars and gather your business cards!

Join us for an exciting evening of connection as we gather the vibrant Manitoba business community for our WTC Talks event in April. On Wednesday, April 17th from 4-6 pm, we invite you for a night of networking and inspiration.

Prepare to be inspired as we present two remarkable Manitoban entrepreneurs, Todd Burns and Mick Lautt, who will take you on their captivating business journey.

Learn firsthand from these accomplished entrepreneurs as they share their triumphs, challenges, and the invaluable lessons they’ve acquired along the way. Following their talks, we invite you to participate in a stimulating Q&A session to delve deeper into their stories.

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, we hope that this event will motivate you to expand beyond Manitoba’s borders and reach for the stars!

Date: April 17, 2024
Time: 4 – 6pm
Cost: $10.00
Location: Shrugging Doctor Beverage Company
483 Berry St, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1N6


Todd Burns
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Todd is the founder and CEO of Cypher Environmental Ltd – a Winnipeg based firm that manufactures and distributes its cleantech solutions in over 50 countries worldwide, which was recently recognized as a Clean50 Top Project honouree for their Cypher Green Roads Initiative. He’s a passionate business leader focused on the creation of solutions that facilitate positive change in Canada and abroad, and enjoys mentoring others following in his footsteps. With a steadfast dedication to culture, ESG related core values represent the pillars of his foundation.

Through his work with Cypher, Todd understands the nuances required to create adoption of cleantech and how to leverage his business development, marketing and strategic problem-solving skill sets and experience to develop strong export strategies. Todd has recently acted as an advisor in Minster Ng’s Global Cleantech Advisory Group, was on the selection panel for the Global Hypergrowth project and is a member of the Business Council of Manitoba.

Mick Lautt, Co-founder and CEO of SciMar Ltd.
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Mick Lautt is a graduate of University of Manitoba’s Recreation Management and Community Development program. With a focus on leadership and wellness, he has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others through multiple community and business initiatives.

After co-founding an adventure based learning company working with youth and staff teams, he recognized the alarming drop out rates among indigenous teens in Winnipeg and co-founded an organization called the Choices Youth Program. While running his first business and teaching at the University, Mick started a whitewater kayaking school, and spent his evenings with the Choices Youth Program running customized and targeted intervention programs for ten years. This effort positively impacted the lives of over one thousand young people in Manitoba.

Mick then created Taiga Consulting to help companies solve their human resource and organizational structural issues. Mick led Taiga from a kitchen table start-up, to a nationally recognized consultancy providing director level guidance to a roster of over 100 blue chip clients including Boeing, The Investors Group, and Parks Canada.

As Co-Founder and CEO of Scimar Mick is focused on building a company that can address the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. In that role, he provides leadership to both branches of the company: the science team in the lab and those conducting clinical trials; and the business development unit focused on growing the company’s value.

In leading these diverse and dynamic teams, Mick calls upon his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business development consultant, and leadership development specialist. His approach to business is characterized by his passion for individual and community well-being, sound decision-making, and creativity. He aims to bring out excellence in others.

In his spare time, you’ll likely find Mick in a boat or on a bike. A lifelong adventure athlete, he holds whitewater kayaking instructor training programs. Mick also serves as a volunteer Board Director of the Dauphin Derailleurs Cycle Club and President of the Parkland Paddling Club, both of which he co-founded.

Thank you to BDC for sponsoring this event


Apr 17 2024


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Shrugging Doctor Beverage Company
483 Berry St, Winnipeg, MB R3J 1N6, Canada

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