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Colleen Hardwick
Works at PlaceSpeak Inc.
Attends University of British Columbia
Lives in Vancouver, BC Canada
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Have her in circles
289 people
Paul Hillsdon's profile photo
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Thealzel Lee's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
Urban Geographer. Film Producer. Internet Entrepreneur
Skills
Researching, Planning, Organizing, Executing
Employment
  • PlaceSpeak Inc.
    CEO, 2011 - present
  • MovieSet Inc.
    CEO, 2006 - 2010
  • New City Entertainment
    CEO, 2003 - 2006
  • Sextant Entertainment
    President, Motion Pictures, 2000 - 2003
  • New City Productions
    CEO, 1990 - 2000
  • Colleen Nystedt Productions
    CEO, 1985 - 1990
Places
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Currently
Vancouver, BC Canada
Previously
Los Angeles
Story
Tagline
Founder and CEO of PlaceSpeak
Introduction
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. When a movie was shot in her family home, Colleen changed course to planning movies instead.  She quickly ascended the ranks, ultimately founding her first company, New City Productions, which produced dozens of movies and $100 million in revenue before selling in 2000.  
 
In 2005, Colleen switched gears again, this time with an eye on the Web.   With the support of the Canada New Media Fund, she began to prototype MovieSet which won the Vortex Award for Excellence in New Media Innovation by the Marshall McLuhan Festival of the Future.  She blended her knowledge of film production with internet technology to pioneer behind-the-scenes film-making online, while building audience through social media.  
 
Circling back to her urban geography roots, in 2010, Colleen started to think about how to address a general sense of public disenfranchisement from the policy development process. The result is PlaceSpeak, the first location-based community consultation platform. Colleen continues to focus on applied innovation in eDemocracy.

Specialties: Imagining, innovating, designing, analyzing, planning, organizing, managing and executing projects ranging from movies to urban landscapes to Internet technology.
Bragging rights
"40 Under 40" Recipient, "Influential Woman in Business" Recipient.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Interdisciplinary Studies, present
  • University of British Columbia
    Geography, 1975 - 1983
  • University of Victoria
    Geography, 1978 - 1981
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Colleen Hardwick, Colleen Nystedt