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Where Connection & Inspiration Meet 




TEAS Founder, Maela Braaten, is an Entrepreneur herself having owned and operated several thriving businesses within the Canadian, European and Central American markets. Some sectors include real estate, security & defence, technology, and health & wellness. At the forefront of every successful endeavor, marketing the vision is essential and having worked alongside 100's of creatives, the inherent connection between entrepreneurship and artistry, became very clear to Maela. TEAS was created to bridge the gap and blend business acumen with artistic connection. TEAS aims to fosters a unique environment where connection and inspiration flourish, leading to groundbreaking collaborations and transformative ventures.  



Through acquisition of another company, Maela was introduced to Gloria Cuccione, the mother of Michael Cuccione & Executive Director of The Michael Cuccione Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. After learning Michael's story and the Foundation's mission, Maela became a Director-at-Large for the Foundation. TEAS partnered with MCFCCR as our charity of choice - an easy decision, honestly - children are our future. All proceeds from TEAS silent auction on September 8th are direct to the foundation.


To learn more about the Foundation and their mission, please visit their website and watch the video below.

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The Entrepreneurs & Artists Summit

Sept 8, 2023


Connect & Inspire

TEAS - The Entrepreneurs & Artists Summit is more than just an event; it stands as a vibrant tribute to creativity, entrepreneurship, and the limitless power of collaboration.


This innovative and inspirational summit is set to take place on September 8, 2023 in Vancouver’s hottest new contemporary art gallery, Looks Great! Gallery in Bentall II, bringing together an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, artists, visionaries, and creative minds for an unforgettable experience. 


In a world dominated by artificial intelligence, the essence of authenticity is becoming scarce. At TEAS, we firmly believe in the irreplaceable value of human nature and meaningful connections, qualities that cannot be replicated by computers.

TEAS reengages its attendees by breaking down barriers and eliminating screens, allowing business owners to directly interact with one another. Through this approach, TEAS aims to unleash a fresh surge of trailblazers who will leave a profound impact on the future of both business and art.

TEAS - The Entrepreneurs & Artists Summit

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"One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference."

Michael Cuccione,
The Michael Cuccione Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research


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