From Left: Qayyum Rajan, Brandon Morrison, Alison Carr, Foster Coulson, Julius Makarewicz, Taran Ghatrora, Mohammad Akhlaghi, Blair Mirau, Lesley Anne Brown and Arnaud Petitvallet
In our fifth annual celebration of the province’s brightest young business talent, the bar remains high. This year’s winners—who range from research scientists and beverage makers to a guitar builder and a fintech upstart—take B.C. in new directions
The 30 Under 30 may celebrate young entrepreneurs, but it keeps getting better with age. This year, our winners—including one double act with the same company—represent B.C. from Vancouver to Prince Rupert to Port Alberni. Some hold graduate degrees, while others are college dropouts. Some have global ambitions; others tend to their own backyard. As in previous years, many of these unstoppable women and men have built successful enterprises with a social purpose, whether it’s helping the less fortunate, protecting the environment or taking other steps to do business more responsibly.
Then there are the stories of how they got here—often from other countries and in unexpected ways. After going the distance, the newest 30 Under 30 cohort still have so much ahead of them.
stories by NATHAN CADDELL, DEE HON, NICK ROCKEL, FELICITY STONE + JESSICA WERB
photographs by LINDSAY SIU on location at RENNIE MUSEUM