Ian McKenzie began his professional career as a retail cashier and retail manager, working in the industry for 10 years. This gave him 10 years of conversational experience to step out of his nerdy hermit shell and communicate like a rather pleasant and personable human being.
After retiring from retail, Ian enrolled at North Island College to learn software development and graphic design. He graduated with honors and had the college asking themselves, "How can we create more students like him?" During his time at North Island College, he created a tech startup for an application called Stridr and became the first college student forInnovation Islandto invite into theBC Venture Acceleration Program.