“Kristoffer Vic Hansen may have been born in Stavanger Norway but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be going home soon. He chose to study at UBC because it looked a lot like Norway but soon fell in love with the city and plans to always have a home here. After years of hard work, high risk and bootstrapping he may have found what he was looking for. It’s all been “seat of the pants” and exciting and with a recent injection of cash they are on the fast track to success. Come hear about the good and “not so great “ moments and what the future might hold.”

Kristoffer is the co-founder and CEO of Spare. Spare is on a mission to help accelerate the global shift to efficient and autonomous mobility by enabling anyone to realize, launch, and analyze a smart transportation network in seconds. Spare’s customers and partners include Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Texas), Denton County Transportation Authority (Texas), Ruter (Norway), Kolumbus (Norway), Toyota, and more. In the United States, Spare is most known for powering DART GoLink, the largest publicly funded microtransit system in North America. Find out more on sparelabs.com