Advisory Board

Emilija Kolar

Emilija Kolar is currently a Marketing Management student at BCIT, and Team Member, Vancouver Chapter at Acumen Fund.
Immigrating to Canada during the Yugoslavian Civil War, Emilija has long been fascinated with the actions of individuals analyzed in aggregate. A consistent habit of questioning the motivations of “herds” lead to her passion for understanding market-based solutions to complex problems.
During her studies she lead Students in Free Enterprise as a project manager for the much acclaimed Lions Lair project, Emilija was selected as the SIFE BCIT Venture Partner award recipient for her role in bringing market solutions to bootstrap BC charities into profitable, investable businesses. Now in the final year of her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at BCIT, Emilija has distinguished herself by being selected for The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow program.
Excelling in calculus and economics, Emilija is now pursuing her interest in herd mentality by coupling the quantitative rigor of her science background with her macroeconomic studies to better understand the performance of financial markets.
Outside of school, Emilija has kept herself busy as an active member of the Vancouver chapter of Acumen Fund where she champions market-oriented approaches to delivering critical goods and services like health, water, and housing. She has also worked as a Project Manager with the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation while developing her skills as a strategic capital markets advisor through an internship at Sequoia Partners.
Emilija knows English and Serbian and some French. Read Emilija Kolar Receives SIFE BCIT Venture Partner Recognition Award. Visit her Facebook page. Read her LinkedIn profile. Follow her Twitter feed.