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From buying shares in farm animals to upcycling used chopsticks into home décor, six innovative local companies with a focus on using business as a force for good have been accepted into the one-year Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub (CCS iHub) social venture incubator program at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
When Victor Straatman arrived in Vancouver a year and a half ago, he was surprised at how inconvenient it was to buy grass-fed free range beef directly from local farmers—a process that was relatively simple in his native Holland. That’s when Straatman decided to bridge the gap between consumers and struggling farmers through Meatme, an online marketplace where consumers can crowdfund whole animals.
A team of UBC Sauder Bachelor of Commerce students are competing against Portland State University and the University of Washington to create the best designed community for Coquitlam’s transit hub for the 14th Annual Pacific Northwest Real Estate Challenge.
Business executive and UBC Sauder MBA alumnus Patrick Nangle turned heads this summer when he left his position as President and CEO of Purolator—a $1.6 billion organization—to lead Modo, a local Vancouver car share co-op with an annual budget of just $10 million.
Professor Katherine White has been welcomed to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, an organization with the aim of recognizing and awarding excellence among Canada’s emerging intellectual leaders.