Speaker: Ken Sim
Moderator: Olya Kubliy

Former investment banker and EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Ken Sim, speaks about breaking into the finance industry and skills that helped with starting a new business.

“When you stop caring what other people think, the whole world opens up”

Ken Sim launched Nurse Next Door in 2001, which has since opened franchises in 180 cities across North America, employing more than 5,000 staff. Before that, Ken worked in the financial sector including at CIBC World Markets and CIBC Capital Partners. He was recognized as EY’s Entrepreneur of the year in 2006 and Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2005. Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. In 2018, Ken was nominated by the NPA to lead the party in the Vancouver mayoral election and came in second place by a narrow margin of less than 1,000 votes.