Yashar Nijati is Founder and CEO at thisopenspace, an online marketplace that makes it easy to discover and book unique spaces for pop-up retail, events, productions, and workshops. He started life as an entrepreneur with a food production company and a pop-up café three years ago in Vancouver. Since then, he has operated a rotating pop-up space in Chinatown and helped hundreds of local makers, designers, and artists find short-term space.
Today, thisopenspace has over 300 unique spaces listed across Vancouver, Toronto, and New York. Yashar holds a BSc Biochemistry and a BBA Marketing from Simon Fraser University. He is an amateur botanist and enjoys playing backgammon."