Former inmate Emily O’Brien is using her new popcorn business, Cons and Kernels, as a platform to talk about how easy it is for women to get dragged into the illegal drug trade. Reporter Amanda Pope has the story.
From a young age, Ifabiyi Adaran developed a passion for streetwear culture. He was always drawn to the clean patterns and colour ways that accompanied a culture celebrating musicians that he has respected his whole life. Ifabiyi also had an interest in tech and this eventually turned into a curiosity towards the growing landscape of … Continue reading Viral Clothing Brand Founder Shares Secrets to Great Client Experiences
Since first immigrating to Canada from Tuxtepec, Mexico in 2002, Témo Cruz has considered Hamilton his home. His passion for city-building led him to graduate from the architectural technology program at Mohawk College and from Canada's only architecture project and facility management degree at Conestoga College. Shortly after completing his architectural thesis on re-purposing cargo containers into … Continue reading Entrepreneur Up-Cycles Cargo Containers into Retail, Event Space
Currently in financial lending at Futurpreneur, Fardan Khan is helping new ventures start, get funded and matched with mentors and resources. Khan has many years of involvement with startups and new businesses. After deciding to change career paths from medical school to entrepreneurship, he first started working at a startup called Syncordia- which went public … Continue reading Futurpreneur: The Value of Mentorship
Laura Cole is the founder of Your Latitude, a company committed to creating space where professionals are encouraged to challenge their status quos, develop new opportunities, and discover their latitude. Through one-on-one coaching, collaborative team sessions or keynote speaking, Laura uses a variety of platforms to connect with professionals who want to step up and live their intentional lives. … Continue reading Laura Cole: Advice on Starting a Company as a Student
Shamus Van Riezen, the founder of VR Accounting Services, is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He specializes in providing part-time controllership services to the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Before starting his business, he worked a demanding, corporate job on Bay Street in Toronto as a Public Accountant. His role was to provide assurance services primarily for … Continue reading How to Start a Business Without Going into Debt
Tashika Gomes is the founder and creative director of the Virago Studio, which is a creative agency for women and minorities, and the Virago Magazine which was recently voted in Feedspot’s top ten online magazines for women. As a first generation immigrant and woman-identifying minority, she’s motivated by a desire to help drive change for … Continue reading Embracing Simplicity and Making Sacrifices to Achieve Success