Dee Hon

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Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Bethany McNeill covers it all with insurance brokerage Momentum Benefits

Life Story: Bethany McNeill credits her athletic career for fostering the teamwork and leadership skills she’s used to start and run her insurance brokerage firm, MB Pension and Benefits Group, which does business as Momentum Benefits. The North Vancouver native...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Devesh Bharadwaj isn't wasting time (or water) with Pani Energy

Life Story: “What are the top problems for society for the century?” Devesh Bharadwaj asked himself while enrolled in the first year of a mechanical engineering degree at UVic. The question consumed him so much that he spent more time...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Business is hopping for Bite Snacks Nutrition founder and CEO Sydney Koby

Life Story: By the time Sydney Koby graduated in 2013 with an engineering degree from Queen’s University in Ontario, a semester in Singapore had introduced her to scuba diving, travel and other ideas. “I didn’t want to be an engineer...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Marissa Grootes is staying on schedule with Stil Classics

Life Story: Starting a business wasn’t on Marissa Grootes’ busy agenda in 2013, when she made a notebook-style planner to manage her schedule. The Zurich-born SFU communications grad was working full-time in design and marketing while selling jewelry on the...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Lambda Science CEO Arman Mottaghi is building homes with AI

Life Story: Six years ago, when Arman Mottaghi immigrated with his parents from Iran, he had few thoughts about becoming an entrepreneur or going into the construction industry. Today, he’s co-founder and CEO of Lambda Science, a two-year-old Vancouver startup...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Amin Niri is developing a fitness trainer that fits into your pocket

Life Story: Amin Niri developed his passion for software from an early age. At 12, he started his own private World of Warcraft servers so he wouldn’t have to pay the game’s monthly fees. “It was really intriguing that I...

Mar 13, 2020
Education Guide 2020: Science and engineering grads blaze a different trail to business leadership

Hunter Macdonald made a life-changing discovery while studying mechanical engineering at Montreal’s McGill University and interning for NB Power in New Brunswick: he didn’t want to spend his career writing reports about hydroelectric dams. “I realized that I needed to...

Feb 11, 2020
The Alberta advantage: Are Northeast B.C. companies getting the shaft?

November marks the start of drilling season in the Peace River Regional District in northeastern B.C. Temperatures start falling consistently below freezing, hardening the swampy roads that cut through the boreal forest outside cities like Fort St. John and Dawson...

Dec 2, 2019
Border War: How American nationalism is having a big impact on B.C. entrepreneurs and professionals

Buy American and Hire American. That’s the title of the executive order President Donald Trump signed in April 2017. Now the directive is sowing confusion and turmoil for B.C. and other Canadian business travellers trying to enter the U.S. Trump ordered...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Business to Business

Dubai’s 40-degree desert heat sends thrill-seekers flocking to the Boomerango, a towering raft slide at the Aquaventure Waterpark that shoots riders screaming down a half-pipe and launches them almost vertically up the other side. The ride’s creator, Richmond-based WhiteWater West Industries, has been stretching human imagination to build attractions like...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Natural Resources + Energy

B.C.’s forestry industry is fighting for survival. Keystone sawmills are closing in communities like Fort St. James, Quesnel and Vavenby this year, while dozens more across the province are reducing shifts. But in Port Alberni, Langley-based San Group is racing to expand operations so it can keep growing its exports...

Oct 3, 2019
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019: Emerging Entrepreneur

Tara Bosch started what would become SmartSweets in the summer of 2015 with a mission to make candies everyone loves, but without added sugar or artificial sweeteners. She adored sweets growing up, but as a teenager she fell into an unhealthy cycle of binging and losing self-esteem. The then–UBC arts...

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