Thank you to all of the UBC Sauder alumni businesses for helping local communities thrive, creating meaningful jobs, and fueling innovation.

Note: We (UBC Sauder) do not endorse the businesses listed, but we believe in the value of continuing to support our vibrant alumni community. Organizations listed agree to follow government precautions to safeguard clientele. 

Business directory

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Suzanne Siemens | BCom 1988

Aisle has been innovating in menstrual care through reusables. Makers of cloth pads, period underwear and a menstrual cup, they have diverted thousands of disposable pads and tampons from landfills worldwide.

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Shizu Okusa | BCOM 2010

Mother Nature's "farmacy", offering natural plant-based alternatives to over-the-counter drugs and synthetic ingredient supplements.

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Authentic Truth Coaching

Iana Snelling | MM 2016

Iana partners with clients to help connect them to their Authentic Truth. To surrender fully to who they are so that they may create powerful and meaningful connections with themselves and the world around them to lead a more fulfilling, courageous life.

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Ava Smart Garden

Valerie Song | BCom 2014

AVA Byte is a smart indoor garden that helps anyone get growing. Crafted by horticulturists and designers, Byte has been designed to help you harvest the freshest food at your fingertips.

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Bauble Boutique

Uzma Khan | MBA 2011

Bauble Boutique is a based online shop, bringing you the most fashion-forward styles in jewellery and accessories.

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Better Basics

Samantha Rayner | MBA 2009

Better Basics is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic waste by offering refillable soap and cleaning products, along with reusable and biodegradable products for your home.

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Kaylee Astle | BCom 2013

Blanka is an app that helps anyone start a makeup or skincare line by automating the process of private labelling, manufacturing cruelty-free products from Canada, and offering no MOQ – all through an app that works with any e-commerce store!

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Bunch of Carrots Productions

Chris Francis | MBA 2012

Bunch of Carrots is a full-service video production company based in Vancouver, BC. They are passionate about producing documentary-style videos that blend compelling narrative with artistic cinematography to help business, individuals, and non-profits bring their stories to life.

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Callia Flowers

Catherine Metrycki | BCom 2011

Callia is a tech-enabled start-up disrupting flowers across Canada. They're proudly Winnipeg-based, female-founded and 100% Canadian.

Alumni business owner stories

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Fashion for the home office that’s also easy on the planet

UBC Sauder alum Tanya Lee co-founded a sustainable clothing concept perfect for this WFH era. Sourcing only natural or recycled raw materials isn’t ea...

  • Alumni
  • June 25, 2020
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Helping reduce waste and drive change

UBC Sauder BCom Alumna Suzanne Siemens co-founded Lunapads to reduce that waste. Her reusable menstrual products company helps divert over 20 million ...

  • Alumni
  • January 24, 2020
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Changing the way people think about food

UBC BCom alum Dhruv Sood was inspired to create Fresh Prep while still a student at UBC Sauder.

  • Alumni
  • February 14, 2020