Amir Novin


Amir is an Alumni of UBC and founder of, Canada's leading high school athletic recruiting service. After the launch of his start-up, Amir spearheaded major fundraisers for non-profit organizations in Vancouver. One of his fundraisers, Rock Band : Battle of the Bands, was recognized as the 2nd best Fundraiser of 2008 by 24 Hour Newspaper. He has consulted with non-profits throughout North America regarding fundraising and business development, including the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. He was appointed Executive Director of the 2009 Vancouver Greek Festival, subsequently taking on Corporate Sponsorship and Marketing with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. He proudly served as the Director of Development at Make-A-Wish after serving on the Board for two years. Amir is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Vacaii, a unique startup focused on connecting travelers from around the globe who happen to be travelling to the same destination. Novin serves on the Board for the Achilles Society, responsible for organizing the Harry Jerome International Track Classic. He is also one of the Founding Directors of the Reed Athletics Fund and was involved in building the curriculum for UBC Human Kinetics 454C, a course designed to give HKIN real life physical education experience. This course is jointly administered by the School of Human Kinetics and the UBC Learning Exchange-Trek (LET) program. Novin recently joined the Board at the First Tee of Vancouver, and is currently working on bringing a PGA event to Vancouver.

  • Work
    • CEO & Founder of Vacaii
  • Education
    • University of British Columbia