Connor J. Wilson
BUSINESS ARCHITECT FOCUSSED ON TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING & SALES FROM VANCOUVER, CA
FOCUSSED ON TECHNOLOGY, MARKETING & SALES
FROM VANCOUVER, CA
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A natural born entrepreneur, innovator and problem solver, I am a young emerging leader in Vancouver's entrepreneurial community.
Having been involved in running several successful startups, gaining a vast amount of useful knowledge and experience prior to graduating business school, I made this website to help connect with the people I about to further my goal of leaving a lasting positive impact on the world.
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A top entrepreneurship student (maintaining an "A" average) at the UBC Sauder School of Business (ranked 1st in Canada and 19th globally for business and economics studies), when I was in my first year at UBC I successfully expanded Sonder (previously Flatbook), to British Columbia, making the company $110k in revenue with 55% of that as profit in just four months at the age of 19. Then I started Rapture Events, an on-campus event marketing agency that worked with music festivals, bars, pubs, clubs, and brands targeting student audiences, becoming then the largest agency in that space in Canada. Along the way I grew that agency business, to 12 cities across Canada, managing over 300 different students, with 6-figure revenue, and securing a board that consisted of two professors from my business school (including one of the heads of UBC Sauder's Entrepreneurship program), and the Executive Director of the BC Music Fund.
At age 21 I was invited with a few other select students, to advise my business school on their 5 year strategic plan, and was invited by the university's entrepreneurship club to speak to students about entrepreneurship. Having taken a gap year to grow Rapture, now aged 22, I've returned to UBC to complete my degree, leaving the agency business behind having learned enough to begin to plan my next (much bigger) startup and to act as the chosen President of the Vancouver Young Entrepreneurship Network, a highly exclusive group comprised of Vancouver's top young entrepreneurs typically below the age of 35 including those from top incubators/accelerators such as Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, The Next Big Thing, The Next 36, e@ubc and many more with many raising funds and being valued in the millions.
Given the unique nature of my business, having built and scaled not just a product, but an actual multi-city, large, and distributed organization and business, I learned what it takes to mitigate and manage the growing pains of scaling a business, especially through technology, something that most entrepreneurs don't learn until they're typically at least few years in and starting to scale their product distribution, a stage 95% of startups don't get to. With proven talent and an impressive foundation of knowledge, I consider myself an "expert generalist" with a focus on "people mastery" alongside countless references to back it up (see below). I like to consider myself a future high level CEO in training planning on moving to either San Francisco/Silicon Valley or New York to start my next startup in 2018, and I'd love for you to get involved!
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I'll help you meet potential partners, clients, investors, investments, employees, or employers through my large network. Let me connect you.
I meet with other entrepreneurs weekly, read constantly and conduct my own research, particularly into the newest tech. I will have something useful for you, guaranteed.
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I'm passionate about empowering others, and I love to help people succeed.
I believe the best way to grow the value of one's network, is to build relationships with great people, and to consistently provide them value.
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"Connor is one of the hardest working, and brightest individuals I've met."
- Philippa Swartz, Research Analyst, Rapture Events
'“Insanely talented” is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Connor."
- Navmeet Jassal, Human Resources Manager, Rapture Events
"I have never met someone more dedicated to succeeding and creating a positive environment than him."
- Eli Mallin, Event Manager, Rapture Events
"Truly a force to be reckoned with."
- Andrew Lee, Property Manager, Sonder (previously Flatbook)
"There was always something to learn from him, and he was always willing share his insights."
- Conner Bryan, Sales Representative, Rapture Events
"He is also one of the most hardworking people I've ever known who would choose work over sleep."
- Adrian Salcedo, Event Representative, Rapture Events
"Connor is one of the most organized and dedicated entrepreneurs I know by far."
- James Cohen, Co-Founder & CEO, PartyWell
"Connor is a brilliant problem solver, even while under immense pressure in a very dynamic environment."
- Johnny Gong, Logistics Manager, Sonder (Formerly Flatbook)
"If there's one thing I know for sure about him is that he hustles. He knows how to scale a business."
- Layne Lafrance, Co-Founder & CEO, Ping
"I am overwhelmed by his motivation, broad knowledge and passion for all things business. A future leader for sure!"
- Jarrad Penley, Business Analyst, Pernod Ricard
"Connor was an absolute pleasure to work for! He is a natural born leader and has a knack for bringing out the best in his team."
- Zain Haq, Growth Manager, Rapture Events
"This is a guy who regularly thinks in big ideas, and then will follow up on those big ideas by making a detailed plan on how to go about achieving them."
- Joe Stewart, Life-long friend
"Working with Connor forced me to observe his unmatchable ambition and commitment to all he is involved in. Connor does not disappoint."
- Michael Colacone, Music Manager, Rapture Events
"Connor is one of the brightest and most motivated entrepreneurs I've met. He is dedicated and knows how to envision, plan and coordinate a project, end-to-end."
- Alejandro Esquivel, Software Engineer, Aida
"His tenacity and work ethic are unparalleled."
- Prasenjit Das, Vice President, Talent, Rapture Events
"I would recommend Connor to anyone who is looking to build a solid foundation for their company."
- Connor Smith, Vice President, Operations, Luminari
"His optimism was inspirational and his critical thinking was crucial to our operations."
- Wes Dunham, Human Resources Director, Rapture Events
"An absolute pleasure. Connor takes feedback extremely well and is always eager to hear constructive criticism and improve accordingly."
- Intishar Jashim, Staff Accountant, Rapture Events
"He fostered a culture where you could tell the executives, and especially himself, cared about the people under them."
- Tony Hui, Data Scientist, Rapture Events
"He was always the man you would talk to if you needed anything."
- Lynden Grosso, Musician, Rapture Events
"Connor was a pleasure to work with and had outstanding customer service."
- Dana Szalkai, Customer Service, UBC AMS