Contents | April 2014
30 Under 30
One of the knocks against the Millennial generation—those born sometime between the early '80s and early 2000s—is that they suffer from a sense of entitlement, expecting the world to hand them an oyster on the half shell. But as out inaugural Top 30 Under 30 list proves, there are plenty of Millennials out there challenging those perceptions. From civic leaders to inventors to entrepreneurs, the young men and women profiled in these pages are standing up and getting noticed—in B.C. and beyond.
by Alexis Baran, Tom Gierasimczuk, David Godsall, Kristen Hilderman, David Jordan, Jacob Parry, Lindsey Peacock and Abby Wiseman
TECHNOLOGYThe Sky's the Limit
Those cameras you see hovering out there in outer space? They might just be the handiwork of UrtheCast Corp., a Vancouver company selling streaming imagery to state agencies and commercial users. The Russians have already bought in, with others likely to follow.
by Jacob Parry
RETAILA New High
Ross Rebagliati made a name for himself as Canada's poster child for pot after testing positive for marijuana at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games. Now the former Olympic snowboarder wants to parlay that reputation into a profitable business venture.
by Matt O'Grady
TOURISMTourism's New Leadership
Three B.C.-based tourism organizations have seen recent leadership shakeups. Where do these new CEOs see the industry headed?
by Lindsey Peacock
PERFECTING YOUR PITCH You don't have to be a sales pro to be pitch-perfect. A few fail-safe tips for consideration.
VISUAL LEARNING How to be a better mentor (call your underlings "mentees," to start).
ROOM TO GROW Inside Launch Academy's shared digs for early-stage technology companies.