Faces of KNOW: Bobbie Racette
Bobbie Jo Racette is the founder and She-EO of Virtual Gurus and one of our newest 2019 KNOW Calgary Featurees.
Bobbie’s business, Virtual Gurus, is a Talent as a Service Solution platform that matches its users with the perfect North American Remote Assistant/Freelancer by using matchmaking algorithms. Virtual Gurus has been praised by Forbes as being one of 19 Innovative Tech Startups to Watch. Her company has clients who are Fortune 500 executives, startup entrepreneurs, and small business owners.
Recently named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by Prairies Region at the Startup Canada Awards, her dedication to empower others through virtual innovation has not gone unnoticed. Additionally, Bobbie recently received the Tech Alberta Most Promising Entrepreneur award. The value of Virtual Gurus is displaying continual growth and was awarded the Emerging Growth Award in 2018 by The Business Development Bank of Canada.
Bobbie, a true Cree-Metis woman, was born and raised in Saskatchewan and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To share her passion, she mentors First Nation’s Youth who have expressed interest in technology and business. Bobbie’s favorite pastimes include learning photography, reading, spending time with her family, and dreaming up new ventures.
We asked Bobbie to share FUN FACTS about herself in order to get to KNOW her better.
1. I have an open-style office and I always ‘sing’ my sentences to my staff. They have learned to love it, or so I think.
2. I have a three pound toy Yorkie who goes everywhere with me.
3. I am a mentor for Indigenous youth who have expressed interest in Business or Tech. My goal is to create a website of resources for them including scholarships, free computers, work placement, etc.
4. The #1 bullet on my bucket list is to buy a small 8-16 room boutique Airbnb / hotel in Costa Rica.
To engage with Bobbie, you can find her:
With Virtual Gurus at the Startup Canada Awards in Toronto on October 23rd.
To follow Bobbie, catch her on:
Instagram: @virtualgurus, visit their website www.thevirtualgurus.com, or “like” Your Virtual Gurus on Facebook. Find Bobbie on Linkedin or Twitter as Bobbie Racette.
Bobbie can be found on page 38 of the 2019 KNOW Calgary Vol. 2 Book.