1022 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
INTERESTED IN VEGAN / PLANT-BASED BUSINESS? Looking to be inspired to start your own plant-powered business or social venture?
Join VEGAN Vancouver for our next Plant-Powered Business Presentation and Networking Event at Nice Vice in Yaletown!
Be inspired and motivated by two start-up stories of local business owners and entrepreneurs. Plus, come with an appetite, the event price includes outrageously awesome veggie burgers by Tasty Plants and of course Nice Vice - 0% Dairy Creamery! (And since we are a not for profit initiative, we donate proceeds!)
Come and learn some of the important ropes to setting up and managing your own business.
Meet Chris White - Owner of Nice Vice and "The Bad Vice Conquerer"
Chris White grew up in the ice cream world. His dad cruised around London in the sixties in his very own ice cream truck, sharing all the stories of his adventures with Chris. Ice cream is something close to Chris’ heart, which was part of the inspiration for Nice Vice.
Chris wanted to create a product that was still tasty and reminiscent of his childhood. After being in recovery and clean for six years, Chris sought to replace his bad vices with new and nice ones. Inspired by vice cream pioneer Jeff Rogers (The Naughty Vegan), Chris began making his own vice cream (from scratch) out of his kitchen for himself and his three boys. He also attended the Ice Cream University in NYC with the Godfather of Ice Cream, Malcolm Stogo, and did a "workation" in Austin, Texas with Sweet Ritual, another vice cream parlor.
Chris is passionate about producing a healthy, sustainable, and guilt-free indulgence for his local community of Vancouver. There are no limits to his vision for Nice Vice – he's eager to open several dairy-free scoop shops, a fleet of vice cream vans, and even expand into different food groups!
Meet Jessica Kralj - Owner of Tasty Plants
You probably know her as Jessica, the amazing owner of Tasty Plants (previously Vegan Devour), however, her success is not by luck. She is an 18-year - marketing, advertising, banking, investments and business owner - veteran. With a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Advertising and a post-graduate diploma in Marketing for Businesses, Jessica knows her stuff. Jessica also has 9 years of experience as Senior Financial Advisor specializing in Personal and Business Banking including Lending and Investments! Prior to moving to Canada from Venezuela, she owned a successful business. She redefines, "been there, done that".
Jessica truly loves food and enjoys cooking for people. Whether she is eating out at a restaurant, or just having good times with friends in her own kitchen, Jessica is always inspired to make delicious meals using fresh ingredients, and Tasty Plants has become the perfect channel to bring her passion to you and your family.
Tasty Plants started with the idea of creating a business that would help people with busy schedules by providing them with good and nutritious meals, while promoting the consumption of Plant-Based products.
Eating a diet loaded with Plant-Based foods will provide you with antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, low fat and high fiber, all the elements needed for optimal health.
A Plant-Based diet can heal not only our bodies and spirit but also our environment and our beautiful planet!
Meet Laura Simonson - Owner of DOGG Canine Nutrition and Founder of VEGAN Vancouver
Laura Simonson, a business woman and entrepreneur for over 25 years, is the owner of DOGG Canine Nutrition here in Vancouver. DOGG has set out to become a leading brand in canine nutrition by producing; extraordinary, fresh, whole, plant-based foods, supported by unprecedented research. Laura is also the founder of VEGAN Vancouver and will be the MC for this awesome event.
REGISTER TODAY! If you are one of the FIRST 10 people to register, your name will be entered into a draw where you could win one of two prizes - a $25.00 Gift Certificate from NICE VICE or a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Tasty Plants!
$20.00 pre-registration online through PayPal / $25.00 at the door - day of (CASH only please and thank you!)
MOST IMPORTANT - FOOD!
Before the event and during the networking which starts at 6:00 (or come earlier so you can relax and eat!) enjoy an outta this world Veggie Burger by Tasty Plants followed by some delicious Nice Vice ice cream! Your dinner is included in event pricing!
Whether you already own a healthy food or vegan business or dreaming to start one, this event is for you. Or you just love supporting vegan business and lifestyle - all are welcome!
NOTE! VEGAN Vancouver is a not for profit community. If this event oversells and covers our expenses, we will donate to a vegan charity of choice as chosen by Nice Vice and Tasty Plants. After our last event we donated $200.00!
An event NOT to be missed! We look forward to meeting you there.
Questions? E-mail Laura at [masked]
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.