Who We Are.
Hubspace is Northern B.C.’s business accelerator. We help Businesses with tech and Tech with business!
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.
Nadine was born and raised in Germany and has lived in Prince George since 2007. In 2013 she graduated from UNBC with a Bachelors of Commerce in Human Resource Management. She also completed her Bookkeeping certification at CNC in 2015. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Administrative Professionals and is persuing her certification. In addition to her duties as a Mom and Office Administrator, she is incredibly active in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Volunteer Prince George and the Canoe and Kayak Club. She is passionate about helping people and her community and volunteers whenever she gets the chance.
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 in 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 as 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 also been an elected city councilor since 2008. He chairs governance of Finance for the City of Prince George, and is past-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Quality time for him is time with family, riding his motorcycle, or writing fiction.
Economic Research Officer
Heidi Booth is a current UNBC student and is finishing her Bachelor of Commerce in International Business with a Double Major in Economics. She has 4 years of experience in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry as a Red Seal Certified Welder. Her prior experience in the Economic Development field is having completed an Economic Development Internship with Northern Development Initiative Trust, and a Business Strategy Internship with Innovation Central Society. She is enthusiastic about working closely with Business Owners, Non-Profits, and First Nations in North Central BC to promote innovation and growth. Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, with working French proficiency; she is passionate about networking, connecting people with opportunity, and finding creative solutions for complex problems. Born and raised in Nelson, BC, she is proud to now be a part of the Prince George community.
Economic Research Officer
Monika is currently a student of UNBC entering the final year of her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce with a major in Accounting. Monika was born and raised in the Northern BC city of Terrace and moved to Prince George in 2018 to continue her post secondary studies. Monika has a broad range of experience from working various positions in the hospitality industry as well as research experience from previous studies in biochemistry. She is passionate about living a healthy, active lifestyle and making long lasting connections with people in her community. Monika is enthusiastic about learning from and working closely with business professionals in Northern BC; supporting Hubspace in its mission to add value to businesses and leading them on the road to success.
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.
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