Meredith Powell

The Next Big Thing


An award-winning serial entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and co-founder of The Next Big Thing, a charity for NextGen entrepreneurs, Meredith Powell is a creative visionary committed to championing innovation and diversity in leadership and technology.

Starting in her 20s, she has built - and scaled globally - three companies in the garment industry generating over $45m in sales, launched the world’s largest fashion B2B eComm platform (, and created a charity to benefit young entrepreneurs called The Next Big Thing. Currently, she is an active advisor to multiple tech companies through her consultancy firm, Powell & Company, including, and

Meredith is Startup Canada’s 2016 National award winner for promoting entrepreneurship, a Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40, BC Business Magazine “Top 35 Most Influential Women in Business”, a two-time YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee, and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards nominee.