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

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
Felicity Stone

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
Felicity Stone

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 10, 2019
Obakki Foundation White Envelope Event 2019
Paul Duchart

Over 200 guests attended the Obakki Foundation's second annual White Envelope Event September 5, raising more than $400,000. Hosted by philanthropist and clothing designer Treana Peake and her husband, Ryan Peake from Nickelback, the "anti-gala gala" featured an interactive art...

Sep 5, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Tzoa founder and CEO Kevin Hart
By the Editors

A journeyman electrician by trade, Kevin Hart fell into air quality monitoring while working at a hazardous waste site. Unsure of what he was being exposed to when his employer gave him a respirator, Hart saw an opportunity to develop a...

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

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 21, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver restaurateur Angus An
By the Editors

It’s been 10 years since Angus An redefined Thai food in Vancouver with his flagship restaurant, Kitsilano’s Maenam. And he hasn’t exactly been sitting on his laurels since then. The Taiwan native and UBC graduate has launched four additional casual eateries...

Aug 15, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Michael Wrinch, CEO of Hedgehog Technologies
By the Editors

Like, how his company got its name. In his late teens and early twenties, Michael Wrinch worked throughout B.C. as a forest firefighter. “Being the physically smallest on the crew, I had to work twice as hard to prove myself which often meant I was trudging through mud and hauling extra...

Aug 8, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Bench Accounting CEO Ian Crosby
Nathan Caddell

Though he was a freshman at the Sauder School of Business at the tender age of 16, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Ian Crosby. Take the first quarter of this year, when the Bench Accounting co-founder and CEO realized...

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

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...

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