Matias Marquez turned his electronic solution to gift giving into Buyatab, a company that benefits consumers, brands, and distributors, and catapulted his company to No. 3 overall on the 2016 PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, earning him the title ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, Pacific, 2016.’
Eight years ago Matias Marquez had a problem. The then 21-year old Simon Fraser University business student wanted to send a gift card to a friend who lived halfway across the country and felt frustrated there was no way to get it to its destination in a timely manner. If only there was a way to send one electronically, he mused. Well, back then there just wasn’t a way, but thanks to his high-tech digital problem solving skills, now there is.