Retail

Diana Li
MallDatabase
Markham

I became an entrepreneur because, as cliché as it sounds, I have always wanted to help make the world a better place in a massive way. Massive change can require… view profile

Services

Ana Solis
Ana Solis Consulting
Brampton

I was born in Mexico and moved to Canada 11 years ago, completed a Bachelor's Degree on International Relations and a Master's Degree in Marketing and Commercial Distribution. I have… view profile

eCommerce

Emmanuelle Parent
Soralia
Longueuil

I’m a fashion lover that wants to change the world. For a while, I though those concepts were in opposition. A couple years ago, I moved to West Africa to… view profile

Creative

Christopher Torti
Mr. Chris & the Gassy Bubbles Children’s Entertainment
Cambridge

I started out as an Early Childhood Educator who facilitated music circles for families at the Ontario Early Years Centre. My program attracted a lot of attention and soon people… view profile

Digital Media

David Gingera
CitiGrow
Winnipeg

One of my biggest passions in life is creativity: the process of taking an idea or vision and turning it into a reality. As a result, I've always been drawn… view profile

Creative

David King
Receiver
Toronto

From launching what would become a well known music blog, to managing an event series that was the first to bring Skrillex to Toronto, to eventually working with SMBs and… view profile

Services

Mauro Repacci
Navut
Montreal

I was born and raised in Brazil and moved to Montreal in 2007. My path as an entrepreneur was realized pretty early on when I would buy kites at wholesale… view profile

eCommerce

Brian Bell
TownHouses.ca
Oakville

TownHouses.ca is your One Stop Shop for Buying, Selling or Renting TownHouses. We completely understand that providing clients with the tools and resources to find their dream TownHouse is only… view profile

Mobile

Don Moncion
OneStopRnD Inc.
Ottawa

I have co-founded and founded 3 start-ups in the last 15 years, including Fidus Systems and my newest company OneStopRnD Inc. I will continue to grow OneStopRnD while looking for… view profile

Digital Media

Rakesh Soni & Deepak Gupta
LoginRadius
Edmonton, Ab

We have always been interested in innovation and leadership, and we weren’t able to experience that in our typical 9-5 jobs. We wanted to build something to help people, so… view profile

Digital Media

Kenneth J Hawrylak
Digital Dr.
Fort Frances

I am a single father. I love my daughter dearly and appreciate all the wonderful elements of our life here. That being said, I have struggled with anxiety and depression… view profile

eCommerce

Ted Fleming
Premium Near Beer
Toronto

I love beer. But a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease in 2005 was the starting point of significant change in my life. It has taken me 8 years of trial and… view profile

Services

Tammy Buchanan
Small Jobs Plumbing
Halifax

Tammy Buchanan is a Red Seal certified plumber, the standard of excellence across Canada. She was recently recruited by Quick Contractors to become a part of their Canadian installation team,… view profile

Health

Salam Gabran
Novela Inc.
Waterloo

I received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University in 2002 and founded Omega Electronics for circuit design. Since 2004, I have been a research assistant… view profile

Services

Jennifer Green
Jade Consulting (1376648 Ontario Inc.)
York Region, Toronto

I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. When I was 18, I graduated high school a semester early so I could jump into entrepreneurship. I went in with both… view profile

Technology

Zaid Mustafa
Tästen Inc.
Montreal

I'm a 21 year-old McGill undergrad who's always had a passion for innovation. I study molecular biology and economics. Not a typical background for a tech entrepreneur you might say,… view profile

Services

Robert M Gerbrandt
RMG Consulting
Barrie

The journey.... a lot of starts, pauses, and starts again - isn't that the norm? My transition/transformation to entrepreneur began long ago in the late 90's when I left the… view profile

Fashion

Barbara Godolphin
The Bench
Kamloops, British Columbia

I've always had a passion for serving customers and being a contributing part of the local community. Pair that with my interest and experience in the jewellery industry, and opening… view profile

eCommerce

Tina Kastana
Fashion à La Carte
Ste-Rose

Launched in 2006, F.A.L.C quickly grew into Canada’s Top online Fashion boutique. As winner of eBay’s Fashion-preneur of the year award in 2012, our sales took off quickly and I… view profile

Lida Tohidi
FEISTEE (Enthusiasts+Experts)
Ottawa

I have been described by others as a: (realistic) idealist, food-lover, traveller, adventure-seeker, and well-being enthusiast. I am confident that I will continue to feel in my 'element' as an… view profile

Caitlin Johnston
The Purple Elephant Campaign
Toronto

With more than seven years of experience in the healthcare sector, Caitlin has proven leadership in community development, community outreach and the development of program design and innovation for the… view profile

James Mackenzie
inLoop
Ottawa

I started as a tech geek over thirty years ago and took a career path in technology operations management with small and large companies. Eventually, I evolved into a serial… view profile

Bradley Bezan
Spark Lifecare
Ottawa

I’ve always worked with kids; I started as a camp counselor and quickly discovered a passion and a gift for connecting with kids and helping them thrive. When I faced… view profile

Adam Bacsalmasi
Similicious
Toronto

Ever since I was young I was always trying to fix something or build something. Whether it was replacing my doorbell with a strobe light (I used to play my… view profile

Tom Andersen
Photodrip
Thornbury, On

I have been an entrepreneur for most of my working life. I just enjoy creating new things. All my startups have been in the software industry. I enjoy working for… view profile

Adam Winchester
G24 Hockey
Ottawa

I decided to start my own company because I wanted to create a vision and strategy and launch a new innovative product on my own from nothing. I wanted to… view profile

Daryl Dominique
CMD Prototyping
Sudbury

As a Mechanical Engineering student, musician and songwriter, just about everything I do is some form of exploration into bringing sheer creativity into reality. Since a kid I’ve always dreamed… view profile

Richard Fox-Ivey
Symple ID
Waterloo

I'm a technology enthusiast and a philosopher. I've spent the last decade in a variety of roles working with high-technology companies to help develop their market places. For the last… view profile

Stevan Dostanic
Astrolabe Financial Group Inc.
Ottawa

My career in the financial services industry began in 2006 in Montreal, at the University Avenue branch of TD Canada Trust. By 2007, I returned to Ottawa and joined MD… view profile

Ross Thurston
Livestock Water Recycling Inc.
Calgary

I have always had a passion for innovation and learning about new and exciting technologies. After completing an honors degree in chemistry at Queens University, I recognized an opportunity in… view profile

Rowan H Minnion
Blonyx
Vancouver

I was previously a UK based research scientist who had the opportunity to work for an extremely successful biotech entrepreneur in the US. After this experience my path down the… view profile

Alex Husain
GoCaddy International Ltd.
Calgary

In 2008, I secured a patent on a portable scooter-based golf cart and immediately set out to license the technology. After hiring a firm specializing in new technology, we attempted… view profile

Jim Robeson
PiinPoint
Waterloo

Jim Robeson is a former government relations specialist who has a passion for business development. He holds certificates in Economic Development in both Canada and the U.S. Prior to completing… view profile

Matt Earle
Reputation.ca
Toronto

I have always been interested in computers and networking. In 1999 – when I was 20, I dropped out of engineering at the University of Toronto to move California with… view profile

Tony Yu
Nanotips Inc.
Richmond

I was always trying to find ways to make tedious work simpler ever since I was a kid. I love to take things apart and put them back together just… view profile

Irfan Hajee
Parker & Pine
Toronto

I’ve grown up on 4 continents and have traveled to over 40 countries. This had led me to be able to see gaps within developed and developing markets. Being able… view profile

Courtney Samuels
Brand-It Well
Toronto

As a young teenager growing up in the Caribbean many of my influences throughout high school were entrepreneurs including my father, who had built a successful transportation business, as well… view profile

Ryder Pearce
Pogoride
Vancouver, BC

I'm an urban planner turning toward technological innovation in transportation. As a New Yorker, I moved to Vancouver in 2011, by way of cities in Europe and Asia. I couldn't… view profile

Maxime Calouche
CraneUp
Montreal

When working at the BDC in 2012, Maxime Calouche experienced the reality of all young professionals: They live at a frantic pace and have a pressing need to make new… view profile

Laura Bungarz
Laura Bungarz Computer Training
Winnipeg

My first love was teaching. From the time I was 5 years old I wanted to teach. In my very early 20's I discovered computers. I became that one person… view profile

Kristi Soomer
encircled
Toronto

I am not a fashion designer by trade, I'm a fashion designer by passion. Over the last 10 years, I've worked in retail, consumer services/goods, and consulting. I did my… view profile

Ryan Austin
In.Acuity.com
Toronto

I became a self-starting entrepreneur from a young age. Instead of working for someone else during the summer months as a teen, I created my own jobs by founding various… view profile

Energy

Leonard Vroegindewey
White Knight Safety Solutions Inc.
Calgary

I came to Canada when I was 11 & grew to love Alberta and the oil & gas industry. I absolutely love mobile technology and have a mind for aggregating… view profile

Energy

Eddie Oldfield
Spatial Quest Solutions
Fredericton

In the mid-1990s I was a young entrepreneur and TV host in the City of Montreal and assisted with development of the City's Green Map. I worked in non-profit sector… view profile

Mobile

Pil Joo
Figure of Eight Inc.
Ottawa

Last summer, only 9 months ago, we were two green entrepreneurs, one engineer-physician (myself) and the other engineer still in graduate school. I wanted to tackle a specific problem I… view profile

Social Enterprise

Nathalie Landry
Écho Actions Communications
Dieppe, New Brunswick

Nathalie Landry's passion for travel, community development and cultural exchange, as well as her background and training in journalism and public relations, inspired her to create Écho Actions Communications -… view profile

Social Enterprise

Greg Overholt
Students Offering Support
Toronto

SOS was started by Greg as a second year student at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004. The initial vision was to create a charitable organization that uses business models to… view profile

Creative

Corey Dubeau
ATMOS Marketing
London, ON

While attending University for Business and working a part-time job at a bank, I started a design company with a classmate. We built several websites and quickly realized that there… view profile

eCommerce

Lauren Bath
Beanstalk Apparel
Victoria

I'm 6'4 and find it quite a challenge to find quality, fashionable and affordable cloying that flatter my height and my age (25). I teamed up with 6'8 friend and… view profile

Creative

Venessa Facciotti
Evolve Beauty Makeovers
Langley

I've been an entrepreneur my whole life, even before I knew what one was. At the early age of 10, I started my first babysitting business after noticing a class… view profile

Digital Media

Pierre Bisaillon
ProjectSpeaker
Ottawa

At the age of 15, I converted my parent's garage into a skateboard shop so I could score boards at wholesale prices. I discovered that selling skateboards to friends and… view profile

Technology

Michael Gerzon
GaiaStudio
Vancouver

The founder and CTO has worked as a research scientist in forest modeling and forest management optimization at the University of BC and has also managed dozens of software development… view profile

Teri Kirk
The Funding Portal Inc.
Toronto

Teri Kirk is a lawyer and experienced e-business entrepreneur. Prior to launching The Funding Portal in 2011, Teri built and commercialized three previous e-business venture corporations, creating jobs and contracts… view profile

Creative

Kristina Boudaeva
Kristins Gifts Inc
Montreal

Natural born entrepreneur. Since an early age were fascinated with the concept demand and supply. I was born in Far East of Russian (small town in Komsomolsk) and had a… view profile

Creative

Kirstin Hallett
Jacaranda Marketing
Coquitlam

Since childhood, I've been referred to as entrepreneurial. From selling lemonade and cookies, to fundraising for my various sports teams, to starting my own business -- it's all come naturally… view profile

Services

Omar Choudhry
YP-IT Ltd.
Ottawa

The catalyst came after working tons of hours to get projects done for other and deciding that if I'm willing to put in that type of effort to make my… view profile

Retail

Jared Kress
The Eco Floor Store
Surrey

From trying to figure out the most cost effective way out of my crib as a baby to selling original "artwork" at age 9 to friends and family, the entrepreneurial… view profile

Creative

Jason Lavigne
Revvly
Brampton

Jason launched Black & White Logic in 2001 to build cutting edge, next-gen, complex internet applications for various corporations coast-to-coast. In 2005, he joined an event ticketing startup called TicketBreak… view profile

eCommerce

Ana Caracaleanu
Luevo
Toronto

I have always been an entrepreneur. My earliest memory of being entrepreneurial was back In high school, when I used to sell my gently used clothes to raise money to… view profile

Services

Jordan Visco
CrowdPicker
Victoria

Founded Neverblue.com in 2004, sold in 2007. Founded NimbleRobot.com in 2009 and have been building various web and mobile applications. Currently working on growing Crowdpicker.com which is a simplified online… view profile

eCommerce

Trusha Patel
Spice Sanctuary
Calgary

During my previous career as a senior investment banking lawyer, I turned into a passionate foodie away from the corporate world embracing my life long love of spices even more.… view profile

Biotechnology

Giovanny Casadiego Cubides
XTEND
Calgary

I am a Pediatric Surgeon with a MSc in Translational Medicine. and founder of XTEND. XTEND is a medical device company that manufactures solutions for patients with Short Bowel Syndrome… view profile

Creative

Kailey Lewis
Kailey Scarves for the homeless
Ottawa

I'm 21 years old and I have started a social enterprise that provides handmade scarves to people living on the street. I hand crochet the scarves and sell them for… view profile

Health

James Charles Ingram
The App That Gives Back
Gibsons, BC

My entrepreneurial story began after I took a break from the IT sector for a few years. I got involved in marketing and web design with the launch of my… view profile

Creative

Michael Wormald
Evoda Group
Vancouver BC

My name is Michael Wormald and I've been passionate about Entrepreneurship since before I could walk. After dropping out of BCIT's Marketing Management Program I launched my first business at… view profile

Digital Media

Jamie W Duce
JD Enterprise Group
Calgary

My entrepreneurial story comes from when I lived in Crowsnest Pass, AB and I was doing as a hobbie building websites, and the only person I knew who was doing… view profile

Education

Omar Allam
World Tech Advisors
Ottawa, Sydney, Islamabad, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai

I am a former Canadian diplomat and head of Canada’s trade programs in South India & Ghana, a former public servant, a co-founder & managing director of a not-for-profit social… view profile

Services

Sandro Azerrad
PlayerSubs
Montreal

My name is Sandro Azerrad and I am the co-founder of PlayerSubs, a website serving the amateur sports community. Ever since a young age, I’ve been playing hockey both at… view profile

eCommerce

Shahzad Khan
Gnowit Inc
Ottawa

I've always been a do-it-yourself kind of guy. When I was a child, and could not get a toy or entry to a club, I didn't cry and sulk, instead,… view profile

Digital Media

Terry Morrish
Crowded
Fort Erie, ON

I am (@terrymorrish) the founder and CEO of Crowded, a local start-up building a platform for driving interactions and engagement with a targeted audience. I am a proud husband and… view profile

Food and Beverage

Laura Watt
Cubits
Toronto

What started as a interest in growing our own food and saving seeds to exchange with friends grew into a thriving business. The realization that her passion was helping others… view profile

Clean Tech

Janet Janiuk
Firefly Power
toronto, ON

The cost of electricity is ever increasing. Fossil fuel based electricity generation sees large transmission losses, ever-aging infrastructure and detrimental environmental costs. Brownouts and blackouts are common, and the threat… view profile

Technology

Jayesh Parmar
Picatic
Vancouver

Jayesh Parmar, Co-Founder and CEO at Picatic.com, North America’s event ticketing and crowdfunding platform, has over 15 years of industry experience and a passion for building companies from the ground… view profile

eCommerce

Eugene Dong
Procurify
Richmond

I'm not sure if people are born to be entrepreneurs or if it's something life throws at you. I wanted to have the freedom to make my own choices and… view profile

Creative

Shelley Mayer
Ramp Communications Inc.
Toronto

I always knew that I would eventually own my own business. Having grown up in an entrepreneurial environment (my father owned a land surveying business), that dream always felt attainable.… view profile

Services

Shelly Buckland
My Quote Manager
Elnora

I have been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life. It seems that once you start, you just can’t stop! It all started when I went into business with… view profile

Creative

Sonya Gill
Youzus Inc.
Toronto

My entrepreneurial journey actually began when I was in grade 3. I would make candy machines out of old dutch chip boxes (the old school kind from back in the… view profile

eCommerce

Ebiala Enisuoh
Game Related Inc
Toronto

I've been a gamer ever since I could remember, becoming an entrepreneur hasn't been an easy journey, I have made a lot of mistakes and also learned a lot about… view profile

Creative

Rebecca Nash
Rebecca Nash Photography
London

The entrepreneurial bug bit me when I was young, dreaming of growing up to own my own business like my dad but it took many years and a serious kick… view profile

Creative

Arianne Mulaire
Reachology
Ottawa

After 4 years of working in government, I left my position. Took me a while to figure out I'm not made for bureaucracy! Shortly after leaving, I was approached by… view profile

Education

Carmen Roth Straub
Carm’s Safety
Yellowhead County

Having a passion for Firefighting and being an EMR, it was the only logical choice I felt I had after I went through a brain biopsy and a massive stroke… view profile

eCommerce

Thierry Marechal
Snoobe
Montreal

20 years of the following experiences: Graphic design, Branding, Illustration, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), Interaction Design, UI and Visual Design. I cannot see a problem without thinking for… view profile

Technology

Simon Lapointe
3Pikas Development Studio
Whitehorse

I'm french canadian living in Yukon. Entrepreneurship runs through my veins. My father built up a family business brick by brick. My mother also had her shares of entrepreneurship. She… view profile

Creative

Stefano Cerone
Tworp
Toronto

I am a health & fitness enthusiast, a fan of all types of music, and have a passion for dogs. From an academic standpoint, I have a Bachelor of Commerce… view profile

Clean Tech

Jonathen MacDonald
Magic Maker Ltd.
Calgary

I am a futurist dreamer. My 3d printing business is brand new, and I need it to feel fulfilled in life. I thrive on innovative creation, and my business reflects… view profile

Creative

Alexander Markus
Maker 2 Maker
Toronto

I have been passionate about the web since the 90's, and at 39 decided it was finally time to pursue my long held dream of creating a start up. The… view profile

Digital Media

Kyle Goomansingh
ProudLion IT
Toronto,Ontario

I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and I moved to Toronto in 2011. I hold an undergraduate degree in Applied mathematics and a graduate degree in Sociology. I… view profile

Services

Michael D'Agostino/Alexander Elliott
Vancouver Futsal
Vancouver/Richmond

Alexander and myself have been involved in the game of soccer since we were 4 years old. It has been our lives and we have been lucky enough to play… view profile

Manufacturing

John David Nichol
Deadbolt Arrest
Oshawa

I'm 44 years old and for most of my life, I've designed systems that others patented. So when we moved in to what we thought was a nice apartment only… view profile

Mobile

Brandon Chatreau
Dashbook
Ottawa/Montreal

I've always loved working with technology. For the first four years of my career I was a developer in telecom, but after some self-reflection I decided to go back to… view profile

Creative

Sean Kim
Needle
Toronto

Coming from a conservative family background, entrepreneurship was never a prevalent option in my life. Enrolling into the Faculty of Science at McGill University in my freshmen year, I had… view profile

Education

Ashley Wiles
Sole Girls
Vancouver

The past 8 years have been a continuous journey of self learning with a combination of mentors to help build skills to launch my Passion, Sole Girls. It started during… view profile

Services

Chris Nybom
I Challenge Thee
Vancouver

My lifelong path of one day starting a business was nurtured from a young age; I grew up in a household in which my mom owned an accounting firm and… view profile

Health

Andrew Ringer
Professional Performance
Waterloo

I had a really eye opening experience under the mentorship of Jeff Nugent, growing CWS (Contingent Workforce Solutions) during my BBA co-op at Laurier. My role quickly evolved into developing… view profile

Manufacturing

Trevor Sedore
650 Enterprises Inc. & Hunter Sedore Logistics Ltd.
Stoney Creek

Like everyone, I grew up wanting to be successful but I did not want to do it the "average joe" way, I wanted to do something different and I knew… view profile

Health

Bruno Godbout
Haptic Software Inc.
Ottawa

I am new to entrepreneurship. I worked for over 20 years as an programmer for a software company. In 2010 I realized I was headed for a burn out and… view profile

Retail

Martin Kratky-Katz
MicroMetrics
Ottawa

I am an entrepreneur with a background in business development & SaaS sales at the Ottawa-based Fluidware (formerly Chide.it). In just under 2 years, I helped Fluidware to grow from… view profile

Creative

Nikola Ragus
Arts Avenue
Montreal

Nikola has lived around the world including Japan, USA, Germany and many areas across Canada. After starting Arts Avenue with his colleges, he began to reach out to big and… view profile

Digital Media

Nigel Rupchand
Cukie Consulting
Toronto

I am a young entrepreneur, said to be quite personable and funny. I love to share my knowledge and meet new people, so naturally I’m fit for public speaking and… view profile

Digital Media

Andrew Malek
Blibbing
Toronto

I believe that many of us a pre-programmed to be certain types of people. Some of us are risk-takers, some of us not so much. In my case, I knew… view profile

Creative

Lauren Charbon
BellyBets
London, Ontario

The summer heading into third year at University I was just a student with a normal summer job. My boss, Peter Scott, recently welcomed his second child into the world… view profile

Digital Media

Neil Sweeney
JUICE Mobile
Toronto

After working in media and entertainment for more than 15 years, I recognized that mobile advertising needed to go “beyond the banner”. I took a big leap starting JUICE Mobile,… view profile

Services

Mike Lee
Fundica
Montreal

Having graduated from University of Waterloo with an Engineering bachelor's degree and from UBC with an MBA degree, I debuted my professional career in Montreal, Canada, as a project engineer.… view profile

Technology

Jim Moss
The Smile Epidemic Inc.
Waterloo

I use to be a professional athlete and then found out suddenly I had a neurological disease and couldn't walk. On the road to recovery I learned how important our… view profile

eCommerce

Hedvig Alexander
Hedvig Alexander
Toronto

I spent seven years in Afghanistan working in international development. I established Building Markets in Afghanistan, an organization stimulating the local economy by encouraging international businesses to support local goods… view profile

Mobile

Jean-Luc David
Alertly
Toronto

I've been developing software & hardware for over 20 years. Joined Microsoft as Chief Evangelist in Redmond managing 1200 evangelists around the world. Worked at API & Mobile at Yellow… view profile

eCommerce

Stephen Duke
MASHPOTATO
Vancouver

When I was a kid I worked for a few family-run businesses and admired their achievements. This was the reason I was determined to be an entrepreneur rather than the… view profile

Services

Shrad Rao
Wagepoint
Halifax & Toronto

I’ve always known I was going to be an entrepreneur. To me, being able to affect change is the single most important driver of job satisfaction. Corporate jobs are not… view profile

Health

Jan Ditchfield
Won with One
Ottawa

I have always been passionate about bringing crazy little ideas to life and I find the opportunity to innovate solutions to social problems to be richly rewarding and meaningful. I… view profile

Technology

Patrick Byrne
Fatigue Science
Vancouver, BC

Throughout my experience working in occupational health and safety, I discovered that there was no objective way to measure fatigue in the workplace, and that it was therefore impossible to… view profile

Digital Media

Ryan Parent
VidRack
Ottawa

Over the years I've started business ranging from residential moving to wedding photography, photo booth rentals to real estate and now web applications that gather video reviews. I love working… view profile

Digital Media

Joseph Puopolo
Printchomp
Waterloo

Joseph Puopolo, the CEO and Founder of Printchomp has been a leader in the tech industry for over 15 years, focused on growth strategies for both established and emerging technology… view profile

eCommerce

Brandon Waselnuk
Tattoo Hero
Ottawa

I started working at 10, where I offered to clean the parking lots of local stores for cash, eventually had to recruit a friend to help on Saturdays (my first… view profile

Social Enterprise

Joshua Brake
Kutoa
Georgetown

After visiting an aftercare home for girls who had been rescued from the brothels of India and meeting slaves forced to make bricks in Pakistan, I was struck with a… view profile

eCommerce

Mark Burdon
RealtyPortal
Barrie, ON

I have been working with companies and helping them to leverage the internet for about ten years. I have worked for some very large businesses like IBM and Open Text… view profile

Technology

Heather Macpherson
The Minery Ltd.
London

I have been helping organizations improve for over 20 years. During that time, I gained a reputation as a visionary, continually pushing the boundaries in order to develop and implement… view profile

Services

Nicole Smith
Flytographer
Victoria

The idea for Flytographer started in Paris, October, 2011 when I met my best friend there for a girls' weekend. Since we live on different continents, we wanted to get… view profile

Creative

Peter McMath
Timbre Cases Inc.
Fredericton

Becoming an entrepreneur was not a decision I took, rather a series of experiences and opportunities that led to the creation of my company Timbre Cases. As a young guitar… view profile

Mobile

Alex Kottoor
Siamese Systems Inc.
Toronto / Washington DC

Throughout my life I've gotten great fulfillment out of building things from scratch. Whether that was a sales territory, a startup like Siamese Systems or a 3 tier cake in… view profile

Education

Bernadette Bosse
dms360 Ltd.
Calgary

The path I was on was one of learning, applying what I had learned, and becoming better at how I contributed to my team. From Procurement to Expediting to Inventory… view profile

eCommerce

Mathieu Forget
ScriptaLegal
Montreal

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, I chose to embark on my very own entrepreneurial journey. For the subsequent two to three years,… view profile

Creative

Jessica Laudien
EuroCork Wall Design
Vancouver

Entrepreneurship must be in my blood. My parents both came to Canada with $20 in their pockets and have succeeded the "Canadian Dream" through owning their own business. I always… view profile

eCommerce

Charles Brun
Now In Store
Montreal

I co-founded my first startup with my sister when I was 17. I was just starting my Bachelor’s degree and she wanted to start a restaurant specializing in chocolate desserts.… view profile

Technology

Josh Zweig
LiveCA
Toronto

Twenty years ago, if you told someone you were a programmer, they would picture you with suspenders and black-framed glasses parked in front of an over-sized monitor eating a peanut… view profile

Creative

Ali Sedighian
PlayDeal
Toronto

Since 2008, everyone in our country is having a hard time in adjusting to high unemployment and increased price tags. This global recession has adversely affected everyone’s life, and people… view profile

Creative

Mary-Elizabeth Brown
Strings Around The World Music Conservatory Inc.
Toronto

I am a violinist, teacher and forward-thinker who thrives on creative problem-solving and doing good in the world. In many ways, I started off as an “accidental entrepreneur” - the… view profile

Creative

Ian Buck
Notch Video
Toronto

I've been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest brands in the world... but it's not just the size that counts. My best experiences have been working with… view profile

Creative

Cameron Arksey
WARPAINT Media Inc.
London

I don't think very many people start out thinking they are going to be entrepreneurs per se - or at least I didn't. It's about just knowing and feeling that… view profile

eCommerce

Margarita Cargher
Partner Connection
VAUGHAN

To be or not to be was never a question for me; I always knew I had 'to be.' From the moment my 5th grade teacher called my mother to… view profile

Creative

Michael Moons
Scoutjack
Vancouver

I have always had crazy business ideas my whole life. Some of them I thought were pretty good and some were not so good. I have been a health care… view profile

eCommerce

Matt Weingart
DRYWORLD Industries Inc.
Victoria, BC

The idea for DRYFEET started in October 2010. We set out to engineer a product specifically designed for the human foot. By January 2011, we took our idea and with… view profile

eCommerce

Tyler Eyamie
Fusebill
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

In the wake of the acquisition of Ottawa SaaS company Protus in 2010, my Co-founder Greg Burwell and I found ourselves not only missing the work – but missing many… view profile

Creative

Matthew Aubie
Hustle&Bustle Inc.
Toronto and Ottawa

My father started his own construction business shortly after I was born; so I've been surrounded by entrepreneurship my whole life. I was never comfortable being an employee and knew… view profile

eCommerce

Megan Doepker
UNA Fashion
Montreal

What started as a lifelong entrepreneurial dream evolved into the philosophy that good business can make our world a better place. The mission narrowed and focused seeing the economic disparity… view profile

Creative

Brad Fuller
Bradfordbrown Design
Richmond Hill

I am a recent immigrant to Canada so starting up a business has had its challenges and successes. The biggest hurdle is not having the big network that I am… view profile

Services

Andy Randell
Strata GeoData Services
Vancouver

Much like every kid, I was into dinosaurs - alas with me, it stuck. I focussed my education through school and college to allow me the chance to study Geology… view profile

Creative

Roger Huang
ThoughtBasin
Montreal

My name is Roger, and I decided to become an entrepreneur because I was tired of waiting for a typical career path to make as much of a difference as… view profile

Services

Antoine de Brabant
Jobbook
Montreal

Antoine de Brabant is a web entrepreneur (around here we call it wexpert). Having created his first successful web venture at the age of 21, Antoine was compelled to apply… view profile

Technology

Danny Robinson
Perch
Vancouver

Danny is currently the Founder/CEO of Perch, a new ambient video company. Prior to starting Perch, Danny was co-founder of Bootup Labs, an Internet Seed Accelerator, which invested and mentored… view profile

Biotechnology

Bill Waters
Grofit Inc.
Waterloo, Ontario

I'm on my eigth startup since 1990 with some successful exits and some successful failures. I was a rebel in the banking industry and found my niche in motivating and… view profile

Mobile

Pooya Kazerouni
Linquet
Vancouver

Pooya Kazerouni is a serial entrepreneur who’s obsessed with solving problems using inventive technology. He launched his first startup in Iran at age 18, a teenager driven by his family’s… view profile

Food and Beverage

Nicole Huska
Nicole’s Farm
Sunshine Coast BC

I have always been profoundly interested in food; the growing, the preparation and even the politics of it I grew up wandering the rows of my grandparents' blueberry farm in… view profile

Digital Media

Daryl Hatton
FundRazr
Vancouver

I'm your typical high tech entrepreneur: college dropout, ADD, survivor of the school of hard knocks. My lack of credentials made life more difficult in the early part of my… view profile

Creative

Darrell Kopke
institute B
Vancouver

It may sound cliché but I began selling T-shirts in high school. Our concert band had planned a trip to Denmark and I organized tour t-shirts which I sold for… view profile

Creative

Alisha Anderson
Dioné Cosmetics
Saint John

I am 31 years old with a degree in Psychology. I suffered burnout working non-profit and decided I needed to do something that made me happy. I went and got… view profile

Food and Beverage

Geoff Hamilton
ManCakes Bakery
Coquitlam

We are a couple of Vancouver guys that are trying to right the wrong that has been done to cupcakes. We began our adventure with ManCakes Bakery when we stumbled… view profile

Biotechnology

Frédéric Leduc
Immune Biosolutions
Sherbrooke, Qc

When I was a PhD student in Biochemistry, I imagined myself becoming a university professor; I liked research, teaching and writing grants for new projects. Therefore, once I graduated, I… view profile

Creative

Jeff Desjardins
Visual Capitalist
Vancouver

I'm a 27 year old Sauder School of Business graduate. I've always wanted to build my own company - I have an eye for the big picture, strategy, and trends.… view profile

Mobile

Christine Sommers
ePACT Network Ltd
Vancouver

Christine Sommers is CEO and Co-Founder of ePACT, the emergency network. Christine has over 15 years experience in web strategy, usability and creative management, as well as leading teams and… view profile

Digital Media

Mohammad Al Azzouni
Gnowit
Ottawa

Mohammad is Vice President of Business Development. Mohammad started as an international student from Saudi Arabia studying commerce and economics at the University of Ottawa. Mohammad has grown to be… view profile

Creative

Margaret Lam
BeMused Network
Toronto

I am a problem solver, and I am a networker, and I thrive in the performing arts space. I didn't think of myself as entrepreneurial when I ran a digital… view profile

eCommerce

Kyle Anthony Collier
Nightclub Booth
Waterloo

Graduated at the top of my class in Millwood High School in Nova Scotia, applied to University of Waterloo in Ontario. Got admitted to System Design Engineering, moved to Ontario,… view profile

Digital Media

Daniel Gardiner
Enginuity Search Media
Whitby

My entrepreneurial story really began with an idea as many other great entrepreneurs have. I have been doing software engineering for 12 years now ranging from web development, software QA,… view profile

Food and Beverage

Aravinthan (Ara) Ehamparam
Menyou
Toronto

I have a lot of interests including sports, movies, reading, food (I’m a big foodie) and travelling. I think that really helps with me an entrepreneur because I get exposed… view profile

Creative

Nunzio Presta
BizON
Vaughan

I have always had a passion for creation. Watching my ideas develop from just a thought to something real inspires me, whether it is the formation of a company, a… view profile

Creative

Karen Holman
Countryfied Clothing Inc.
Middle Musquodoboit

Many years ago I learned a very important lesson ... I am not a good employee. I am an entrepreneur. Since graduating from university with a business degree, I have… view profile

Creative

Cristian Munoz
Edmonton Culture
Edmonton

I've always been involved in cultural initiatives throughout the city of Edmonton - whether it was organizing a fashion show fundraiser for Edmonton's fire-fighters, or bringing in musicians and artists… view profile

Creative

David Ciccarelli
Voices.com
London

London, Ontario's Voices.com was founded as an online marketplace for voice over services in 2003 by the husband and wife team of David and Stephanie Ciccarelli. Voices.com started out as… view profile

Biotechnology

Kyle Hutcheson
Planting Seeds
London

Recent graduate with Sociology, Women's Studies, and cross-disciplinary Science background. Deciding to start a landscaping company, in order to have a sustainable income during the summer months, and begin my… view profile

Creative

Jenviev Azzolin
pplconnect
Montreal

My passion lies in enabling positive social change by leveraging new technology in a meaningful way. My journey started in consumer packaged goods in the toy industry where I developed… view profile

Health

Daniel Penn
Shift Health Paradigms
Toronto, Vancouver

Coming from a creative family I was always known as the white sheep. I was driven, loved setting and reaching goals and played every sport imaginable. I never felt that… view profile

Digital Media

Dr. Hossein Rahnama
Flybits
Toronto

As a student and researcher at Ryerson University for over a decade, it is with great pride that my entrepreneurial career has also been closely tied with academia and education… view profile

Energy

Carolyn Martin
Sponsor Energy Inc.
Calgary, Edmonton & Lethbridge

I became an entrepreneur because I was just not designed to work in a larger corporation. The red tape would strangle me. I can be more effective, take more creative… view profile

Social Enterprise

Grant Kelba
iwillhelp
Calgary

I have always been an entrepreneur. From working as a DJ in College to creating, trademarking and performing as Harvey the Hound for the Calgary Flames for 15 years, these… view profile

Digital Media

Simon Papineau
Crowdsourced Testing
Montreal

I cannot pinpoint a specific moment when I decided to become an entrepreneur. When I was young, I would mow the lawn for most of my neighbors because I wanted… view profile

Creative

Chris Smith
OPIN Software
Ottawa

OPIN was founded by CEO Chris Smith, a self-motivated, results-oriented entrepreneur with over nine years experience in the informatics processing industry. From his nine-year career as a consultant in the… view profile

Technology

Kyle Campbell
Retsly
Vancouver

At the age of 17, I started an event coordination business as a way to promote my own band by way of bringing more popular bands to my small rural… view profile

Technology

Jennifer Aubin
OrganizeYourPeople
Calgary

I have been working with early-stage tech companies for over a decade and realized that they, like so many other SMB's out there, were struggling with organizing their employees. Most… view profile

eCommerce

Alyssa Richard
RateHub.ca
Toronto

When I was a TA in my last year at Queen’s University, I decided to offer a “course cram” where students could learn an entire course in one day. To… view profile

Creative

Andrew Yang
elementByIdea
Toronto

Throughout my entire working career I have been managing and running organizations and also starting multiple organizations throughout my high school and university career. The skills I have learned from… view profile

Mobile

Samantha Phelan
ConqRit
Toronto

Passionate about social innovation and consumer behaviour, I am a recently graduated marketing major from Memorial University. Dedicated to leadership and community involvement, I've acted as Canadian Ambassador at the… view profile

eCommerce

Jason Kealey
FranchiseBlast (LavaBlast Software Inc.)
Gatineau

I started my first company (website development) at the age of 18 to fund my studies in software engineering. During my Master's degree, one of my clients expanded rapidly; from… view profile

Health

Dawnalyn Bruin
GROUNDED Health and Wellness Studio
Prince George

I have always been drawn to natural health options and fitness along with a desire for independence and opportunity. These tendencies have led me towards self exploration and development in… view profile

Fashion

Lincoln McCardle
twittens
London

Inventor by accident, entrepreneur by design. I like to think I'm an 'idea person' and just happened to think of a product I would want and thought others would as… view profile

eCommerce

Melvin Constantino
Fashion Forward
Toronto

Jodi Goodfellow, my co-founder and I came up with the idea for www.fashion-forward.com 3 years ago. Our web app finally went live (Beta version 1) a year ago. We’ve accomplished… view profile

Mobile

Alex Glassey
StratPad
Victoria

I didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur; it came out of necessity. In my 20s, my life circumstances changed suddenly and I became a single parent to my two… view profile

Technology

Filip Sobotka
FTD Highrise Inspection Inc.
Mississauga / Toronto

After working with my father in the family construction business for the majority of my early working years, I decided to do an internship through a university program. After 3… view profile

Technology

William Tang
Find My Itin
Toronto

Once I graduated Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, I decided to take quite a different path from my discipline that I had spent many co-op terms invested in.… view profile

Creative

Carol Soares
Magnificent Minded Studios
Toronto

My name is Carol Soares and I have been described as a conscious, connected, creative, and courageous Mompreneur… on a Mission. I am also affectionately known as the Magnificence Motivator… view profile

Clean Tech

Edwin J. Frondozo
Slingshot
Toronto

I graduated with a Computer Systems Engineering degree from Carleton University in 2000. In 1998, I did a 16 month internship Nortel Networks with as an Optical Networking Planner providing… view profile

Services

Marisa Feil
FWCanada
Montreal

My name is Marisa Feil and I am an entrepreneur and the supervising attorney of my own Canadian immigration law practice called FWCanada. I have been working in the field… view profile

Food and Beverage

Andre Pellerin
FoodTender Solutions
Canada

Andre Pellerin, the visionary behind FoodTender.com, has more than 20 years of expertise in the food service industry and has always prided himself on providing excellent customer service. As a… view profile

Services

Andy Osburn
Equals6
Halifax

When people ask me what I do, I tell them that I’m a builder. I wasn’t always a technology entrepreneur. I began my career as a Naval Officer straight out… view profile

Social Enterprise

Didier Boucard
Instagrad
Montreal

I went to school in the USA and managed to get into a top tier investment bank: Goldman Sachs. After years as a trader and in hedge funds, I learned… view profile

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