The president of B.C. Business Council and the tech entrepreneur discuss engaging the next generation.
The future of Vancouver depends on keeping our top business minds in the city. But innovation needs to be nurtured and too often, lower taxes and better access to talent send made-in-Vancouver entrepreneurs seeking greener pastures. On Monday, May 11, we bring two influential players in local business to discuss how to engage the next generation of Vancouver entrepreneurs and keep them and their ideas in our city. Business Council of B.C. CEO Greg D’Avignon is a 2014 Vancouver magazine Power 50 honoree who represents 250 organizations dedicated to making the province a sustainable place to grow business. He co-chairs the Surrey Regional Economic Summit and has made outreach to our young workforce his priority. Maura Rodgers is founder of social media marketing platform Strutta, as well as a serial entrepreneur and the dynamo behind business incubator programs like Grow Labs and the Start Up Visa Canada. This is the second conversation in a unique collaboration between Vancouver magazine and Brian Jessel BMW. “Every year we celebrate our December Power 50 issue with an exclusive party that honours our winners,” says Vancouver publisher Tom Gierasimczuk. “But that only happens once a year, so we wanted to share the great insight and people that we honour annually all year with the city—to ensure that Vancouver is having great conversations about what matters to us.” The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at Brian Jessel BMW located at 2311 Boundary Rd. in Vancouver. Reserve your spot for a chance to attend this free event here.