Nick Rockel

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 2

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin started Kamloops’ first and only residential and commercial composting service

Life Story: Becoming roommates in Kamloops soon after meeting through recreational volleyball, Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin realized that their adoptive city lacked a program for diverting food scraps and other organic waste from the landfill. So Ladner-raised Forsyth and Campbell...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Alexandria MacFarlane built a community around her skincare line

Life Story: Even as a child in Abbotsford, Alexandria MacFarlane was highly entrepreneurial, selling old toys and Halloween candy to other kids. Having watched her mom and dad run businesses—a bridal store and a defence technology manufacturer, respectively—she knew she’d...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Adam Lando pivoted from fashion failure to fabric printing success

Life Story: His latest business started with a failure of sorts, but Adam Lando is used to adversity. Lando, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, found high school and a brief stint at college difficult. “I did the best when...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Riley Howlett bought and revived a specialty leather goods store and a manufacturing business

Life Story: Riley Howlett is something of a globetrotter. After high school, when he started sewing and making his own skateboarding shoes, the White Rock native earned a footwear design certificate in Italy. Howlett then did two years of fashion...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Lauren Minogue brings a fresh perspective to wealth management

Life Story: “My journey wasn’t determined,” Lauren Minogue says of her rise to VP with one of Vancouver’s biggest money managers. Raised in Edmonton, Minogue did a BComm at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. She then returned home...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Harsh Rathod spots trouble in vital infrastructure with Niricson Software

Life Story: Harsh Rathod was working toward a PhD in civil engineering at UVic in 2016 when he learned that a bridge on the busy Mumbai-Goa highway that some of his family members often used had collapsed, killing almost 30...

Jul 9, 2021
30 under 30: There’s no containing Brent Nelson and Mike Ouellette

Life Story: Friends since they were kids in Surrey, Brent Nelson and Mike Ouellette had always planned to invest in real estate so they could become developers in their early 30s. But one Friday night over beers in 2018, they...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Emily Davies’ stock is steadily rising at Linde Equity

Life Story: Attending fine arts school as a child didn’t foreshadow Emily Davies’ career in finance, but the Fort Langley native comes from an entrepreneurial family. Her grandfather, a Swedish immigrant, bought real estate throughout the Lower Mainland—as well as...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Tawanda Masawi and Rana Taj are gaming the esports industry

Life Story: “I come from a pretty corporate background,” says Tawanda Masawi, who grew up in Zimbabwe, where his father is CEO of one of southern Africa’s largest sugar producers. The same goes for his business partner and fellow immigrant...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Caleb Bernabe’s VINN is driving change in the auto industry

Life Story: Vancouver Island native Caleb Bernabe wanted to be a doctor—and an architect. Finishing high school a year early, Bernabe headed to Vancouver, where he studied life sciences at UBC and business development remotely through Athabasca University. But after...

Jul 2, 2021
B.C. innovator brings hydrogen fuelling stations to the trucking industry

When you think about green vehicles, heavy-duty trucks are probably the last thing that comes to mind. Jessica Verhagen, Hydra Energy’s new CEO, wants to change that. Under Verhagen, the Vancouver company is taking steps to scale up adoption of its...

Jun 11, 2021
Will this B.C. tech innovation help drive the cities of tomorrow?

A building as a giant rechargeable battery? Besides providing zero-emission vehicles with clean, renewable power, a local innovation could help cities run better. UBC’s faculty of applied science recently broke ground on the Renewable Energy Hub, which aims to turn a...

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