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Inspire: Celebration of Entrepreneurship

August 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$49 – $65

Meet the Small Business Community, Hear from B.C.’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs and Celebrate the launch of the Small Business BC Awards!

We are delighted to announce our 8th Annual INSPIRE event featuring an evening of networking, celebration and education, that will take place on October 1, 2018 at Vancouver’s iconic Science World. Come and join us to launch the 2019 Small Business BC Awards alongside 400 of BC’s leading entrepreneurs and CEOs, small and medium-sized business owners, government representatives and industry influencers.

The 8th Annual INSPIRE will feature complimentary drinks, canapés, networking, an interactive panel session and keynote from Ratana Stephens, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Nature’s Path as we gather to recognize the important contributions of small businesses to our local economy and our local communities.

Please use code: INSPIRE20 for 20% off admission

Panel Discussion: How to Operate a Consciously Minded Business


Peter van Stolk, CEO, SPUD
Brian Smith, Owner and CEO, Persephone Brewing
Janice Taylor, Founder and CEO, Mazu

Denise Taschereau, Co-Founder and CEO, Fairware

Mickey McLeod, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, Salt Spring Coffee

Topics covered will include:

  • Developing strong fundamentals within an organization
  • How technology can be used to help drive sustainability and success
  • Implementing systems and processes to achieve the next phase of sustainable growth
  • Using business innovation to create social change

Keynote Speech: Operating With Purpose

Ratana Stephens is known as the “heart and soul” of Nature’s Path Foods, a company she founded with her husband more than 30 years ago. As Co-CEO and Co-Founder, she is proud to have seen the company grow to become North America’s largest certified organic breakfast and snack food company, while remaining firmly committed to its mission of helping people eat well, by doing good.  Join her for this fascinating keynote speech and hear how Nature’s Path grew while remaining true to the triple bottom line philosophy of social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and financial viability.

With Ratana Stephens, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Nature’s Path.


August 31, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$49 – $65
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Telus World of Science
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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