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Just Be Friends

Just Be FriendsTM (jbfKIDS.com) is a social education platform that connects families and builds community. We are LinkedIn for Families.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 12
  • Website jbfkids.com

Company Summary

Just Be FriendsTM (jbfKIDS.com) is an interactive, social education platform that connects families and builds community. On Just Be Friends, parents can create a free profile, build their family circle, make new connections, support their child's school, and join the A Million Acts of Friendship movement. By promoting and celebrating healthy, positive relationships, Just Be Friends unites people and changes lives, one friendship at a time!

Team

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    Janice M Taylor
    Founder/CEO(female)

    Janice Taylor is a mom of two and a big believer in the value of friendship and community! Growing up to a single mom in difficult circumstances, she was very much a child of the community. Many of her early experiences were at the kitchen tables of other people’s homes, where she was often an extra at dinner. As a result of those experiences, Janice has always looked for ways to give back and help others. She has a BA Honors in Psychology with a

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    Ginger Braaten
    A Million Acts of Friendship Program Director

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    Joseph Pauls
    Director of Media

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    Alexandra Upward
    Marketing Coordinator

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    Jessika Von Innerebner
    Art Director

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    Karen Mason
    Director of Public Relations and Communications

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    Carson Myers
    Developer

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    Shane Lawrence
    Front-End Developer

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    Brent Luehr
    Director of Technology

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    Delano Mandelbaum
    Senior Developer

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    Kari Holmes
    Project Coordinator

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    Laura James
    Special Projects Manager

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    Raghwa Gopal
    Board Member/Investor

    Raghwa Gopal is a 30 year serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Member of Okanagan Venture Forum among many others

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    Lance Priebe
    Board Member/Investor

    Lance Priebe was the co-founder and creator of Club Penguin which was acquired by Disney. He is the current Co-Founder of Hyper Hippo Gaming Studio.

Advisors

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    James Mutter, Whiteboard Law
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Sandra Avila, Samaaccounting Inc.
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Lance Priebe, Creator of Club Penguin and Founder of Hyper Hippo
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    Raghwa Gopal, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
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    John Walker, CEO and President of Fortis BC
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