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Activate Your Entrepreneurial Mindset

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you want to enhance your performance at work, be valued by your employer, and develop skills essential to today’s economy? One way to do so is to think like an entrepreneur. At this virtual event, you’ll hear from Shahrzad Rafati (BSc’07), who is the Chairperson and CEO of BroadbandTV (BBTV). Her media-tech company is one of the Top 10 Tech listings of all time on the TSX – and a quadruple bottom-line business that measures its success by impact, not just financials.

Following her conversation with a moderator, six speakers will present their stories — including challenges they’ve overcome and lessons learned, accompanied by visuals — in a PechaKucha format. In these talks, the speakers — ranging from UBC alumni and students to community members — will share their experiences and expertise in everything from elite athletics to breweries to personal care products. This is your opportunity to learn how they benefited from having an entrepreneurial mindset and how you can continue strengthening this skillset.

Featured Speaker:
Shahrzad Rafati, BSc’07 (she/her) — Chairperson and CEO, BBTV

PechaKucha Speakers:
Lynn-Marie Angus (she/her) — Ch’nook Scholar, UBC Sauder School of Business; Chief Executive Officer, Sisters Sage
Leigh Christie, BASc’04 (he/him) — Co-Founder, MistyWest
Ebba Einarsson (she/her) — 2nd year UBC Kinesiology student and elite para-rower
Ada Juristovski, BComm’12 (she/her) — Co-Founder and CMO, Nala Care
Mauricio Lozano, MFS’09 (he/him) — Owner/Operator, Faculty Brewing Co. and Oddity Kombucha
Asha Wheeldon (she/her) — Founder, Kula Foods

Open to everyone. Registration is required.