Rising Economy Selects OneFeather for Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship Panel
OneFeather is honoured to have been selected to be a part of the Rising Economy 2022 conference, which took place on November 15 – 17 at the Songhees Wellness Centre, Lekwungen Territory (Victoria, BC), in association with South Island Prosperity Partnership and InnovateBC.
Rising Economy is where local, national, and international experts come together for the conference about the future of where we live and work, engaging in critical conversations around growing our economy and tackling societal issues through changes and challenges.
Our Co-founder and CTO, Matthew Lehner spoke on the panel 'Mission Driven Entrepreneurship for a Better World' discussing the growing Indigenous economy. The panel showcased the rising stars of Vancouver Island’s innovative ecosystem including Axolotl Biosciences, Seawise Innovative Packaging and EY Freshworks, with InnovateBC’s CEO Raghwa Gopal as the host.
“What a privilege to be able to represent OneFeather at the Rising Economy conference. It's exciting to be acknowledged for the work that we're doing to remove barriers, making it easy and safe for Indigenous folks to access their rights and entitlements. The Mission Driven Entrepreneurship panel truly was a group of folks who gave me hope as the work we are doing seeks to realize a sustainable and inclusive future. Such inspiring work is happening here on Vancouver Island!”
— Matthew Lehner, OneFeather's Co-Founder & CTO
About Rising Economy
The Rising Economy 2022 conference is produced by South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP). SIPP launched in 2016 as a response to the last global recession when Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island lagged behind many of Canada’s other metro areas in economic recovery.
Today, SIPP and its partners represent one of Canada’s most collaborative economic development models. The not-for-profit alliance includes local governments, First Nations, post-secondaries, industry associations and nonprofits, Chambers of Commerce and major employers.
They envision Greater Victoria as a globally fluent and resilient metropolitan city-region, full of potential and open to transformation. The region represents a fusion of cultures and geographies, rooted in the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples and connected to the rest of Canada, the Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific. Collectively, they take bold steps to nurture a more innovative, diversified, inclusive and sustainable economy.