Founder, Saffa & Company | Alberta, Canada
Since completing his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Alberta in 2014, where he spent five years as a shooting guard for the Golden Bears basketball team, Saffa has been an active player in the international start-up scene. As a doer, he has a curiosity for finding impactful intersections between commerce, technology, and culture.
As a creative problem-solver, he is very proud of the work done to start the C-Tribe Festival — a community driven by diversity and helping innovative and creative people achieve their dreams. In just 2 years the festival has grown to five days of innovative & creative programming, sixty speakers, and 1000 attendees. He also works as the VP of Canadian Operations for AutonomiQ — an A.I. company based in the San Francisco Bay Area— and in the Fall of 2019 he will be pursuing a Masters in artificial intelligence research.
Mr. Saffa is also the creator of Cappsule — a video community that uses artificial intelligence to help people discover better and more relevant recommendations from people that they know and trust. That company failed miserably, but he has taken the lessons and applied it to other fields. Before this, he grew and consulted with a digital marketing agency for three years after completing his major in Business Law and Economics and a minor in Marketing. Most proudly, Mr. Saffa is a stay at a home son to two lovely parents and has an older sister he looks up to very much.