Barinder Rasode

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Founder, NICHE, CEO, Grow Tech Labs
Speaker Year | Vancouver 2018

Home grown social influencer, Barinder Rasode’s quintessential advocacy for Canadian values is nationally renowned. Her leadership, mastery of complex subjects and innovation guides a plethora of issues that impact the everyday life of Canadians.

Barinder is the CEO of Grow Tech Labs. Based in Vancouver, Grow Tech Labs will reaffirm British Columbia (BC)’s status as a global cannabis capital by attracting a new and diverse generation of sector leaders from across Canada and around the world through the delivery of world class programs that are rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.

​Barinder has extensive experience working with senior levels of government, stakeholders and the private sector to find common ground to encourage respectful, informed dialogue on diverse issues to tackle emerging challenges facing Canada’s future.

She founded National Institute of Cannabis Health and Education (NICHE) to promote evidence-based research and education about cannabis and now sits on the Board.

​Previously, Barinder served two terms as an elected Councillor for the City of Surrey, taking leadership roles in public safety and transportation.