Occupation: Business Builder &/ Art Champion / Startups
Colin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Beheld, a startup that helps artists connect with buyer. Beheld has successfully raised early finance and continue to provide more resources for independent artists. Previously, Colin worked at Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals developing a new therapy for osteoarthritis.
What are your plans for 2015?
I’m very focused on developing the visibility of the arts community locally and internationally. Locally we are launching the “Art Social” series, which is a major art event featuring 30+ artists live painting with a live auction. Internationally, Beheld is expanding its services to artists to the USA and UK.
What cause do you support the most?
Enabling the arts – my goal is to make art easily accessible to everyone.
What is your most interesting dating story?
I once had a lovely date with a girl, starting with a candlelight dinner, followed by a romantic stroll on the beach. When I went in for the kiss at the end of the night, she jumps back and tells me she just got a boyfriend before our date!
What do you look for in a potential partner?
What I look for is a delicate balance between head and heart. They need to be passionate about their interests (the nerdier the better) but live in reality. The better they can manage the extremes the more attractive they become.
One idea to improve Vancouver’s dating scene?
In the Renaissance, they had masquerade balls which helped social interactions due to the anonymity. We need people to be more open and free, that’s why we need masquerade balls in Vancouver.
What is your Deal Breaker?
My weird pet peeve is when someone stops the microwave early and leaves extra time on it – it’s the little things that shows the level of consideration for others.
What is your Achilles Heel?
Eyes – a deep long stare can say so much more than words.
Favourite Vancouver hotspot on a Friday night?
You’ll catch me at the local art events or out in Yaletown somewhere like the Keg patio.
How do you feel about books that teach women to play hard to get or not to approach men?
Playing hard to get is like sitting on the edge of the pool, wanting to go for a swim, but waiting for someone to tell you the water is warm. If you play the game, you are only going to attract people who also play the game.
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