22-year old UBC alumnus Brian Wong makes Forbes 30 under 30 list

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Graduating at age 18 from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Kiip’s Brian Wong was on a bit of a different path than most other university students. Four short years later he has cracked the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Kiip is a mobile rewards network that enables brands and companies to prompt consumers for commercial offers on virtual achievements.

It takes your serendipitous moments of happiness so for example, when you level up in an app or hit a milestone on your run, you win a voucher for something like a bottle of propel water or a bag of skittles.

In three years, Kiip has raised $15.4 million and is now used by more than 500 major brands to reach 70 million users through 1,500 games and apps. Procter & Gamble, Pepsi and Disney are clients. He expects to be profitable next year.

I had a chance to visit and interview Brian in 2012 when was already starting to move fast, here is what he had to say as a Vancouver Entrepreneur. Who knows, perhaps one of 2013’s Vancouver Entrepreneurs will be next to crack the list.

To read more about Brian’s profile and the other heavy weights he stands alongside, visit the Forbes website.

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Paul Davidescu Founder of Tangoo, the pocket concierge app that delivers the most personal and seamless way to organize the perfect social outing at restaurants and social venues matched to your mood: (www.tangoo.ca/app). Former editor of Vancouver Entrepreneurs series, UBC Sauder alumni, public speaker, startup mentor.
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