Industries

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: The sibling founders of Teaspoons & Co. realize their dream
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Joshua and Joyce Yim’s bubble tea obsession started young. The siblings were under 10 when their parents would bring them to local boba shops around Vancouver. After awhile, they didn’t want to ask their folks for bubble tea...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Benson Sung helps brands grow quick with D2C Design
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: When Benson Sung was three years old, his mom brought him to Richmond from what was becoming an increasingly unstable situation in Taiwan. Starting from Grade 10, Sung picked up all kinds of jobs to support his mom...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: The founders of Omnicart help entrepreneurs make deliveries
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Growing up in Tehran, Arya Rashtchian played for the Iranian capital’s professional basketball team. In high school, hoping to leave his conservative homeland, he told his father he wanted to move to Canada. “He was like, Yeah, all...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Jake McGregor has had a quick rise to the top of Minerva Intelligence
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Jake McGregor’s career path feels old school—the type of trail that was blazed 50 years ago. You know the drill: university standout gets a job at a resources company right out of school and rises to the top...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Evan McDougall puts roots down with Conifer Homewares
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Not getting accepted to architecture school turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Evan McDougall. Winnipeg-born McDougall, who grew up in Langley and Surrey, attended Carleton University, where he earned a bachelor of industrial design. He...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Eva Li quit comfort to help fellow immigrants
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Eva Li was raised in Hong Kong until the age of 16, when she left for Chilliwack and eventually UBC and SFU, where she built community through a science degree. She ended up spending just under four years...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Future Tech Transport's Anil Kumar is broadening the freight brokerage industry
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: When Anil Kumar was in Grade 1, his older brother was diagnosed with a brain tumour. “He says to me on his deathbed, ‘Look, I’m going to die, nothing we can do about it. I need you to...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Justin Kopetzki goes deep on plant-based dips
Nick Rockel

Life Story: In 2019, tired of what he calls the “bland, watery hummus and other dips” at the grocery store, Salt Spring Island native Justin Kopetzki made his own at home in 45 flavours, using a food processor. “I started...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Stephanie Huen keeps customers comfy with Plenish
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Helping people always came first for Stephanie Huen. When she was young, she thought the best way to do that would be as a forensic scientist, but that vision quickly morphed into social work while she was pursuing...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Tess Gobeil and Ariss Grutter run B.C.'s only female and queer-owned leatherwork shop
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Ariss Grutter and Tess Gobeil knew they didn’t look like typical cobblers when they went into boot manufacturing. The co-founders of B.C.’s only female and queer-owned leatherwork and shoe repair shop connected on a very important note: they both...

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