2020 30 Under 30 Winners

Looking for some good news? This year's winners give us plenty of reasons to stay optimistic about the future of business in B.C.

Looking for some good news? This year’s winners give us plenty of reasons to stay optimistic about the future of business in B.C.

Many of these young business leaders, who span industries ranging from apparel and food to construction and education, will face adversity as the province tries to recover from COVID-19. But as we’ve already seen, they don’t tend to let obstacles hold them back.

For the second year, women dominate the 30 Under 30—accounting for a record 20 winners this time around. Once again, sustainability is a major theme, along with helping others during the pandemic and beyond. Congratulations to the class of 2020. More than ever, you give us hope for tomorrow.

Stories by Nathan Caddell, Alyssa Hirose, Dee Hon, Nick Rockel and Jessica Natale Woollard

Kaylee Astle | Age: 29

Director of operations and finance, Spocket; Founder, MobSquad

Katherine Backman | Age: 29

Co-founder, Nora’s Non-Dairy

Devesh Bharadwaj | Age: 26

CEO, Pani Energy

Lawrence Buchan | Age: 29

Co-founder + CEO, Arbutus Medical

Frankie Cena | Age: 28

Founding director, Fostering Debate Talent

Aaron Chin | Age: 29

CEO, Organika Health Products

Mikaella Go + Tony Yu | Ages: 29

Co-founders, Vessi Footwear

Marissa Grootes | Age: 29

Founder + CEO, Stil Classics

Madison Guy | Age: 25

Founder + co-CEO, GrantMe Education Consulting

Sarah Henderson | Age: 29

Founder, Hudson and Oak

Ryley Humphry | Age: 29

Co-owner + vice-president, sales, Naked Snacks; Development officer, UBC Sauder School of Business

Brooke Johansen | Age: 29

Co-owner, Park & Fifth Clothing Co.

Erin Josephy | Age: 29

Co-founder + managing partner, Kismet Industries

Sydney Koby | Age: 29

Founder + CEO, Bite Snacks Nutrition

Eve Laird | Age: 29

Founder, Eve’s Crackers

Jessica Luongo | Age: 28

Co-founder and director, AmoVino Distributors

Jeremy Martin | Age: 29

Founder, Loaded Athletics

Bethany McNeill | Age: 29

Founder + CEO, MB Pension and Benefits Group

Arman Mottaghi | Age: 27

Co-founder + CEO, Lambda Science

Amin Niri | Age: 25

Co-founder + CEO, Flex A.I.

Braden Parker | Age: 28

Co-founder + CEO, Casca Designs

Bryden Pelletier | Age: 28

Vice-president, Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Union Local 18

Arushi Raina | Age: 28

Program manager, SCI Accelerate, Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

Sarah Sangha | Age: 29

Founder + CEO, Vellum Wellness

Jess Sternberg | Age: 29

Co-founder + CEO, Free Label Clothing

Alexa Suter | Age: 29

Founder, Studio Media; Founder, Huha

Michelle Tran | Age: 28

Co-founder, Meraki Beauty Bar

Ania Wysocka | Age: 29

Founder, Rootd; Program director, Alacrity Canada

Jennifer Zhang | Age: 29

CEO + principal, Concrete Cashmere