Working in Clark County Allison Allie Magyar event management software firm CEO
Vancouver doesn’t immediately pop into mind when one thinks about the nation’s hot spots for the tech scene. California’s Silicon Valley, Seattle and increasingly Portland are more often the go-to cities.But Allison “Allie” Magyar, the CEO of Hubb, an event management software company located at 4510 N.E. 68th Drive in the Cold Creek Industrial Park, is helping to put Vancouver more prominently on that map (although it doesn’t help when websites write that it’s in Portland and not Vancouver).The business is “bursting at the seams,” Magyar said in an interview with the Columbian at Hubb’s modern offices, complete with a gym adorned with posters of ’90s boy bands like N’Sync and 98 Degrees (she said, with a laugh, that these are motivational for some of the female employees who grew up in that decade), as well as areas where employees can nap.Hubb was named the Emerging Technology Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Oregon this month. Magyar is also a finalist for a competitive Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific Northwest award from EY (formerly Ernst & Young), a profitable London-based accounting network firm that provides various corporate business services. (The EY gala is June 15 in Seattle.)For that award, she’s up against 21 other CEOs and founders around the Pacific Northwest, including another Vancouver CEO: Sean McClain of AbSci, a company involved in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as Matt Thomas, the CEO of the popular drink company Brew Dr. Kombucha, based in Portland.