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Helping entrepreneurs and startups take their business to the next level.



An entrepreneur and innovator from a young age, Paul has extensive experience in business development and strategic planning. With a knack for systems analysis and an ability to leverage his knowledge, networks and business acumen, Paul is a respected consultant in the Vancouver startup community.

Having founded eight companies, Paul knows that entrepreneurs and startups often struggle with "what's next?". While the process of taking an idea or business to the next level can be daunting, this is the type of challenge that Paul lives for. He has a strong background in web development, marketing, and business management, and is known for his ability to connect and inspire those around him.

"My definition of success is about helping others achieve their definition of success."

With a love for teaching and passion for innovation, Paul has become an active mentor and advisor for local entrepreneurs. He has been a mentor at Protohack, as well at the SFU Beedie School of Business, and mentors at Spring Activator.

Paul prides himself on his ability to build amazing teams. In fact, he is often heard to say that his team is one of the main reasons that he gets out of bed in the morning! Meet the rest of the Elevator team...

  • Project Director

Melanie is an exceptional writer, researcher, and communications specialist. She brings with her ten years of experience as an administrative professional, as well as a background in academia and public relations. With a critical and creative eye, Melanie excels at capturing and communicating what you do. She's the one who will make your executive summary and pitch deck shine!

  • Creative Director

Tyler approaches problems in software, hardware, and business with creativity and modern design techniques. He brings over a decade of design and creative consulting experience across a broad range of multi-platform applications; his knowledge and expertise are what take our client's UI/UX, branding and creative to the next level.

  • Strategy & Implementation

Matthew is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in process optimization, financial analysis, strategy consulting and implementation. Specializing in business architecture, digital integration and fintech Matthew's ability to unpack complex problems and catalyze growth helps our clients use technology to identify opportunities, optimize data flows and scale their businesses.

Business Development

Let us move your business from ideation to realization. Our team of industry experts will work with your business to increase your visibility, and expose you to high level networks and partnerships. We will ensure that you have the appropriate assets and plans in place to approach investors and clients.

Some of the services that we provide include:

  • Business documentation for investor prep and pitching events
    (e.g., executive summary, pitch deck, workflows).

  • Copywriting

  • Market research

  • Creative asset creation
    (e.g., branding, landing page, custom templates)

  • UI/UX Audits


Looking for direction on your business development? Elevator has extensive experience in strategic planning for businesses. We will help you develop a comprehensive idea of what your business is and how to move your idea to the next level.

Talk to us about your strategic planning needs. This might include:

  • Business development strategy

  • Go-to-market strategy


Elevator provides business and creative consulting services for clients looking for advice on how to elevate their company or project to the next level.

We provide consulting in:

  • Alignment & focus

  • Executive coaching

  • Funding application review

  • Investor prep, pitch and presentation coaching