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Nov 26, 2019
Nominate for the 2020 BCBusiness 30 Under 30

Entry deadline: January 15, 2020 The BCBusiness 30 Under 30 competition celebrates the province’s next generation of leaders: young entrepreneurs and innovators who are accomplished beyond their years. With your help, the sixth annual 30 Under 30 promises to continue a tradition of recognizing exceptional new business talents.

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Pacific Region Winners
By BCBusiness

The latest edition of our annual partnership with Ernst & Young honours 42 women and men, representing 30 companies, who exemplify business excellence. Including the overall Pacific Region champ, there are winners in eight categories, from technology and environmental products and services...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Business to Business
Dee Hon

Dubai’s 40-degree desert heat sends thrill-seekers flocking to the Boomerango, a towering raft slide at the Aquaventure Waterpark that shoots riders screaming down a half-pipe and launches them almost vertically up the other side. The ride’s creator, Richmond-based WhiteWater West Industries, has been stretching human imagination to build attractions like...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Technology
Jessica Natale Woollard

Galvanizing steel or iron involves applying a coat of zinc to protect the metal against rust. In modern usage, the verb also refers to shocking or exciting someone into taking action. The word was a fitting choice for the new name of audit analytics software company ACL Services, which rebranded...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Natural Resources + Energy
Dee Hon

B.C.’s forestry industry is fighting for survival. Keystone sawmills are closing in communities like Fort St. James, Quesnel and Vavenby this year, while dozens more across the province are reducing shifts. But in Port Alberni, Langley-based San Group is racing to expand operations so it can keep growing its exports...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Consumer Products + Services
Jessica Natale Woollard

Jack Nicholson’s first job in the co-operative business was frying doughnuts at the Drumheller Co-op in 1990. He became a certified baker and took advantage of educational opportunities provided to him by the co-op system. Today, Nicholson is CEO of Otter Farm and Home Co-operative, the seventh largest co-op in...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Food + Beverage
Nathan Caddell

For a company that was founded on shots of Jägermeister, the Warehouse Group is doing pretty well. In 2003, Dan Wilson walked into the Moose, a downtown Vancouver watering hole, and was introduced to the owner, Kyle Tweter, through a mutual friend. As the story goes, the two started chatting.

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Business Disrupter
Nathan Caddell

“I’ve spent my career financing entrepreneurs, so there’s always a story,” says Kristi Miller. Turns out, her own tale is nothing to sneeze at. It starts in a South Vancouver kitchen where the Winston Churchill Secondary graduate spent a lot of time with a Russian friend, eating cabbage rolls and trying...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of the Year 2019: Social Impact
Jessica Natale Woollard

Ten trees planted for every item of apparel sold. That’s the promise of Ten Tree International, dedicated to helping each customer play a role in the company’s mission to make a big impact. “What we say internally is, ‘The world won’t be changed by 100 perfect environmentalists, it’ll get changed...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Emerging Entrepreneur
Dee Hon

Tara Bosch started what would become SmartSweets in the summer of 2015 with a mission to make candies everyone loves, but without added sugar or artificial sweeteners. She adored sweets growing up, but as a teenager she fell into an unhealthy cycle of binging and losing self-esteem. The then–UBC arts...

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