SFU Beedie Alumnus Matias Marquez named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
Jul 27, 2017
Beedie Alumnus and founder and COO of Buyatab Online Inc, Matias Marquez, has been named in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® list for 2017, which recognizes outstanding young innovators making significant impacts on their organizations and in their communities. Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced online gift card infrastructure solutions for medium- and large-sized businesses.
“This is a wonderful accolade. It’s gratifying to be recognized alongside so many respected and experienced individuals who are leaders in their industries,” says Marquez, adding, “I owe a lot of my success to the Buyatab team and to neighboring communities, like SFU, that have continued to support me at various stages of my professional career.”
Marquez founded Buyatab while studying for his undergraduate degree at the Beedie School of Business, during which time he was the winner of the SFU Student Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011. He has since helped grow Buyatab to a global organization with hundreds of clients including Chilli’s, Whole Foods Market, Four Seasons, and Tim Hortons.
The award follows recent success for the company at the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), where Buyatab won the Excellence in Product Innovation category.
Matias Marquez was also named on BC Business’s prestigious 30 Under 30 list. The BC Business 30 Under 30 celebrates the province’s top young businessmen and women who began their career paths at a very young age.
Buyatab is a leading provider of advanced online gift card infrastructure solutions for medium- and large-sized businesses. Buyatab provides a seamless solution for gift cards to be purchased from a merchant’s online properties (website, mobile site, Facebook page, etc.) and delivered to recipients via email or text message, leveraging the rapid growth in mobile device and social media use, and with full compatibility to mobile wallets such as Apple Wallet. With clients in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, Buyatab provides eGift Card services to merchants in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, hospitality, restaurant, shopping, hotel and others.