Three UBC Sauder alumni are being honoured by Business in Vancouver’s 2016 Forty under 40 awards. MBA grads Fraser Hall and Jon Sharun and BCom grad Tyler Smyrski made this year’s list, chosen for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and community contributions.

Hall, who graduated in 2007, co-founded, now called, an online furniture brand, and Recon Instruments, which makes smart eyewear tech for athletes – Recon was acquired by Intel in 2015. Most recently, Hall launched the Vancouver Founder Fund, a Vancouver-focused and entrepreneur-friendly seed fund.

Sharun graduated in 2009. He is the founder and managing partner of Venexo, a boutique private equity and venture advisory firm that connects hospitality, real estate and healthcare investments. He has operations from coast to coast in Canada and the United States.

Smyrsk completed his BCom in 2000. He is now a partner at Yellow Point Equity, a private equity investment firm. Smyrks also sits on many local boards, including Viper Innovation Inc., Bravo Target Safety and Remcan Projects.

Every year, Business in Vancouver honours 40 young entrepreneurs and business leaders under 40 years of age who have made remarkable professional achievements. Winners are selected by an independent panel of six business leaders who look for excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution.

Business in Vancouver will celebrate its 28th annual honourees at the Forty under 40 gala dinner on January 25, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. See the full list of winners here.