What can you do with your degree?

What can you do with your degree?

Are you interested in working for a small business, or maybe even starting your own?

Come learn from small business professionals working in a range of industries! 

You'll hear from panelists about their experiences, and have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A. 

This session is relevant for all students, but may be of particular interest to students in Business.

When: November 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT

Where: Virtual event

Register for this event in the Co-op and Career Portal.

Meet the Panelists: 

Harsh Rathod - Niricson Software

Harsh is the Co-founder and CEO of Niricson. Harsh has over 12 years of combined industry, research and commercialization experience in the field of Civil and structural engineering.

Harsh’s educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Structural Analysis and Design, and a Ph.D. in Structural Health Monitoring.

Harsh has developed several products in the past including a concrete mix design app that got more than 100,000 downloads on google play store. Harsh also received an offer to sell his app to a multimillion-dollar company back in 2017.  Harsh is also a winner of BC 30 under 30.  

As the CEO of Niricson, Harsh is creating, communicating, and implementing the vision of Niricson. He started Niricson with 2 people back in January 2020 and now leading a team of 20 people in less than 2 years of time frame. He was able to raise $2M in capital and was able to increase the revenue 10 folds from the 1st year.  

Neil Henderson - Rebase


Neil is the CEO of Rebase—a company within the Redbrick portfolio. As CEO, Neil is responsible for the strategic direction of Rebase, managing a highly effective team, nurturing important business relationships, spearheading the launch of new products, and pursuing untapped revenue streams. With years of experience in business development and sales, Neil has been integral to the growth of Rebase as an independent portfolio company with over 1.5M daily active users spanning 175 countries worldwide.

An entrepreneurial leader and tech enthusiast, Neil is passionate about developing new ways to expand Rebase while supporting the growth and development of his team.

Outside of work, you’ll find Neil out on the squash court practising his skills, travelling the world, and spending time with his wife Maira and toddler Anaya.

Neil is a Gustavson Grad of 2011 and still stays involved with Gustavson as a Mentor in the Mentorship Program!

Zac Roff - Valkyrian Canning

I am Zac! Originally from Australia, I moved here to do my MBA at UVic.

At the end of the MBA, I noticed that there was a gap in the market in that there were no mobile canning companies based on Vancouver Island. And so, Valkyrian Canning was born.

We drive to breweries, set up our machinery, and can their beer. We leave off to the next location, and the brewery is left with only having to deal with their delicious product.

Tami Tate - Social Media Camp/365 Days Media

After 18+ years in the event management industry, I decided to focus my time and passion on social media marketing. But I didn't want my company to be only about the clients and growing their business.

I wanted a company that offers leaderships, training and mentorship to university/college students. I am doing this because I believe the creative and innovative minds of these students, paired with the business knowledge and experience of our clients, and the mentorship and expertise from 365 Day Media Group will make for the perfect partnership.

We will all learn from each other, growing the client's business and launching experienced graduates into the workforce. 

If accessibility accommodations are needed for this event, please let us know at UVicCoopCareerEvents@uvic.ca as far in advance as possible.