Top 24 Under 24: Michael Dyatchenko, The Enterpriser 0
Michael Dyatchenko in our Top 24 Under 24. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Michael Dyatchenko has started a consulting firm for nonprofits called Axis, working with charities stretching from urban missions to women's enterprises and recycling.
The Simon Fraser University business student said he wanted to apply emerging philosophies around social enterprises – organizations merging business with philanthropy – to help charities become more efficient.
“Rather than start my own nonprofit, I wanted to start an organization that would help nonprofits,” he said. “It addresses the needs for nonprofits to operative more effectively. We use the principles of business to help them achieve greater heights.
“Whether you're trying to create environmental or social impact, you have to understand what your purpose is and essentially do it better, focused on the goal and what you're good at.”
Named in this year's Surrey Board of Trade “top-25” list, Dyatchenko believes it's volunteering in the community that truly developed his skills outside school.
“That's where I took the ideas from school and put them into a real-world setting,” he said. “What inspires me is the mindset that there's always going to be a better version of yourself out there.