Colleen Hardwick

Colleen Hardwick

Colleen’s specialties include imagining, designing, analyzing, planning, organizing, managing and executing projects ranging from movies to urban landscapes to Internet technology.

Urban Geographer
Film Producer
Internet Entrepreneur


A born and bred fourth-generation Vancouverite, Colleen Hardwick was headed for a career in Urban Planning before a twist of fate launched her into a 20-year career in the film industry.

Visionary entrepreneur, businesswoman, and urban geographer, Colleen brings a unique perspective to all her endeavours.  She has been recognized as an “Influential Woman in Business” by Business in Vancouver Magazine,  as “One of the Most Important People in the B.C. Film Industry”by the Financial Post, she received a “40 Under 40” Award for entrepreneurship from Business in Vancouver Magazine, as well as numerous other awards for her films and for In 2010 Colleen founded New City Ventures which is currently involved in the creation of; a location-based community-consultation platform designed to advance participatory democracy.

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Honoured with an Influential Woman in Business Award in 2009 by Business in Vancouver Magazine.

Nominated for a Woman of Distinction Award by the YWCA in 2009 in the Entrepreneurship category.

Named to the Digital Media People to Watch list in 2009

Numerous Awards for MovieSet™ including:

Digital Hot ListNextMEDIA Banff2010

Best Video Portal, Finalist – CNMA Awards - 2009

Forum Favorite ITCanadian Financing Forum – 2009

Rocket BuildersOne to Watch” 2007 + 2008 and  “Ready to Rocket” – 2009

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Colleen in the Media

The Georgia Straight - Publish Date: 27-March-2013
Entrepreneurs transforming Vancouver into “Silicon Valley North” by Travis Lupick

The Vancouver Sun - Publish Date: 25-March-2013
In Vancouver-False Creek, Liberal and NDP campaigns are teaching old dogs new tricks by Zoe McKnight

Tech Vibes - Publish Date: 23-January-2013

Vancouver’s PlaceSpeak announces strategic partnership with Ottawa’s FluidSurveys

The Vancouver Sun - Publish Date: 26-November-2012
Vancouver residents happy with city’s diversity: survey by Chad Skelton

The Vancouver Sun - Publish Date: 25-October-2012
Tradition of civic engagement continues with PlaceSpeak start-up by Kelly Sinoski

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