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Felicity Stone

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 20, 2019
Inventory: Business clothes that work in and out of the office

BLAZER AHEAD Karen and Tanya Lee, friends who share a last name and were among our 2019 30 Under 30 winners, founded Lezé the Label less than a year ago to produce women’s workwear that is comfortable, sustainable and versatile, starting...

Sep 16, 2019
5 questions with Liberal Party of Canada candidate Tamara Taggart

1. How will the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy support women’s businesses? It’s a $2-billion investment that aims to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025 by increasing their access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. There are 1.2 million...

Sep 13, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Formworks Architectural's Jim Bussey gets up to speed

Jim Bussey is making up for his misspent youth. The Victoria native got a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from UVic in 1980, followed by a master of architecture at UBC. He’s hung around Vancouver ever since, establishing himself professionally by working for other people and then starting an...

Sep 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Fresh Prep Foods co-founder Becky Brauer

BCBusiness wrote about Fresh Prep Foods co-founders Husein Rahemtulla and Dhruv Sood when they were 30 Under 30 winners in 2018. Becky Brauer, a friend from Burnaby Central High School, joined the meal kit delivery company when it launched in...

Sep 6, 2019
On Trend: Milking B.C.'s non-dairy alternatives

Established as Soyaworld in 1994, Burnaby-based Earth’s Own Food Co. produces So Fresh, So Good and So Nice milks from almonds, cashews, oats and soy. Also in Burnaby, and started in 2015, Nuez Beverage Co. handcrafts nine flavours of nut milk from organic almonds and cashews without additives or fillers.

Aug 28, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Redbrick founder and CEO Tobyn Sowden

Like, why budgets set you free. Born on Salt Spring Island and raised in Chemainus, Tobyn Sowden comes from an entrepreneurial family: his great-grandfather, grandfather and father all set up their own businesses in B.C. Now based in Victoria, Sowden seems to have an affinity for red. His first venture, a marketing...

Aug 9, 2019
Inventory: Pet products from beds to bowls designed in B.C.

MATERIAL BENEFITS Teckelklub (German for “dachshund club”) products have been designed and sewn in Vancouver since 1998. Unable to find waterproof jackets for his own dachshunds, company president Andrew Kurkowski started with dog coats. There are now 16 models, plus half a dozen beds and blankets, including the Soho Burrow Bed...

Aug 1, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Kiaro CEO Daniel Petrov

Kiaro—opening its 3,000-square-foot flagship cannabis store at Kingsway and Knight Street in Vancouver August 1—is not Daniel Petrov’s first marijuana venture. In 2011 he co-founded Delta-based Vodis Innovative Pharmaceuticals. Three years later he became executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis, headquartered...

Jul 17, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... PocketPills co-founder Harj Samra

Harj Samra’s first job was working at a grocery store in his hometown of Terrace, in Northern B.C., when he was 15. He went from rounding up shopping carts, to bagging groceries, stocking dairy shelves and, eventually, the pharmacy department.

Jul 4, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Soccer players Melissa Tancredi and Selenia Iacchelli get down to business

What happens when two medical professionals meet on the soccer pitch? For chiropractor Melissa Tancredi and physiotherapist Selenia Iacchelli, the outcome was co-founding a Vancouver clinic. The pair first got together as members of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team in...

Jul 2, 2019
5 questions with bestselling author and businessman Bob Joseph

1. What does the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean for the corporate world in terms of dealing with Indigenous Peoples? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 94 calls to action for every sector and segment of Canadian...

Jun 27, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... TTT Studios co-founders Chris and David Hobbs

The average human may not be able to tell the difference between twins Chris and David Hobbs, but their new virtual receptionist, Amanda AI, can. TTT Studios’ facial recognition technology promises 99.8-percent accuracy. Amanda AI is an app that signs in, notifies and keeps a record of anyone who comes...

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