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Mar 16, 2018
This venture capitalist's company is utilizing new technology to mine copper

Life Story: Curiosity defines Mike Outwin. It brought the New England native to Vancouver in 2013 to learn how to extract valuable metals from low-grade ores and mining waste, and to build a company that could do it. Outwin had no background in mining, having earned a BA in international...

Mar 16, 2018
This White Rock native wants to build your resumé for you

Life Story: James Clift is in the business of helping people find employment and build careers, yet the White Rock native and UBC grad has never worked full-time for someone else and proudly keeps his startups’ employee count below an all-time high of four. VisualCV helps job seekers build eye-catching...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Business to Business

The worst wildfires B.C. has seen in 59 years raged through the province this summer, but Rob McCurdy was prepared. The CEO of Richmond-based Pinnacle Renewable Energy was an executive for French cement giant Lafarge in New Orleans when he...

Aug 8, 2017
Expert advice for entrepreneurs

Sam Wainwright owns and operates Refine and Design Custom Homes and Renovations, a busy contracting firm he runs from a neatly appointed office in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. The company offers a suite of building and renovation services for homeowners, and...

Mar 16, 2017
Her leadership skills, honed through team sports, helped make a B.C.-based ticket broker one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies

Life Story: Officially, Robyn Wilson is COO of Venue Kings Ticket Brokers, a seller of tickets for sporting events, concerts and theatre productions across North America. Unofficially, she’s the North Vancouver-based company’s chief everything officer. In October 2010, Wilson had...

Mar 16, 2017
His tech-driven insurance business takes an old-school approach to service

Life Story: Joshua Krenus took a winding path to becoming an insurance entrepreneur. The Surrey native has been a Junior A hockey goalie, a construction worker for his family’s company and an actor at New York’s Circle in the Square...

Mar 15, 2017
This high-school dropout is on a mission to supply the world with clean, renewable hydrogen fuel

Life Story: Simon Pickup’s obsession to bring clean, renewable hydrogen fuel to the world dominates his life. He built his first hydrogen electrolyzer at age nine for a science-fair project. Pickup, who grew up in North Vancouver, dropped out of...

Mar 10, 2017
He started out by selling snacks from his high-school locker. In his latest business, recruiting top talent for tech firms is the game

Mark Rodgman started his business career from his high-school locker in Maple Ridge, selling pop, chips and chocolate he and a friend bought in bulk from Costco. Rodgman went on to work in sales and marketing for companies like Vancouver-headquartered customer engagement specialist Mobify.

Mar 10, 2017
Winning Words: BTL Group Ltd. Guy Halford-Thompson

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Guy Halford-Thompson, who is Founder and CEO of BTL Group Ltd., responded.Beyond family and friends, who...

Mar 10, 2017
Winning Words: Koho Financial Inc. CEO Daniel Eberhard

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Daniel Eberhard, CEO of Koho Financial Inc. responded.What motivational quote gets you going?"The plays I am going...

Mar 10, 2017
Winning Words: Fluent Productions and The Event Planner Academy owner Cristina Samper Pearl

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Cristina Samper Pearl, who owns Fluent Productions and The Event Planner Academy, responded.What motivational quote gets...

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