Who We Are.
Hubspace is Northern B.C.’s accelerator. We are a community of professionals and tech entrepreneurs. We provide business programs to foster a thriving tech community in northern BC
Over the course of ten years, Chris completed his Bachelors in Commerce at UNBC. While doing this he worked in various roles throughout the construction industry, including some time spent as a carpenter, sales person and retail sales manager. While in the final years of his degree he also started freelancing as a digital marketing manager and has worked with a number of small hardware and building supply stores around the province. He is passionate about helping small business owners build their ventures, growing up in a business himself, he knows just how important business people are to our northern community.
Director of Business Development
Charles assists change-oriented firms overcome obstacles to growth, and teaches Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNBC’s School of Business. A commercial lender with GE Capital and Community Futures, since 2001 he has assisted firms to enter new markets. Prior to joining HubSpace he delivered the provincial Export Navigator program for the Cariboo region; a Clean Technology initiative in Prince George; and Export North across Northern BC. He works with the federal and provincial trade offices to help firms develop international opportunities, and has participated on trade missions to the U.S.A., Russia, China, Peru, Chile and the Philippines.
Director of Entrepreneurship
While a Master’s student at UNBC, Hubspace’s Director of Entrepreneurship Garth Frizzell launched a startup from his basement, Terra Cognita Software Systems. “TerraCog” would grow into an award winning tech corporation with a staff of 13 in their own building in downtown Prince George. Frizzell went on to 5 years elected to the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, including its President, and 6 years appointed to the Province of BC Small Business Roundtable. He currently teaches entrepreneurship, computer studies and economics at the College of New Caledonia. Garth’s been an elected city councillor since 2008. He chairs governance of Finance for the City of Prince George, and simultaneously chairs governance of the Finances for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
What we do is just as important to us as to why we do it. Here are our guiding values at Hubspace.
We know that you can’t have a thriving economy without a resilient community. No one succeeds alone, and we are grateful for those whose shoulders we stand on.
We are inspired leaders, creators, and self starters. We love what we do and aren’t afraid to fail or try new things.
We are persistent and will never settle. We get stuff done and we get it done well.
The solutions to yesterday’s problems are not the same as today’s, and today’s certainly won’t be tomorrow’s.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the generous support of our sponsors.
Business Programs for innovative entrepreneurs.
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