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Mar 26, 2014
Ryan Willms
J Marshall

CEO AGE: 28 COMPANY: PRA Inventory Media Ltd. "The Victoria native is the creator and editor of what’s known to fans as the menswear bible: the bi-annual, glossy Inventory magazine that curates high-end, understated looks for the GQ crowd" MSN Travel deemed Vancouver one of the worst dressed in the world due to our...

Mar 26, 2014
Andrew Wilkinson
J Marshall

Founder and CEO AGE: 28 COMPANY: MetaLab Design Inc. “The best advice was from my dad. He told me that I should just go ahead and hire people because it would force me to make money—and if I didn’t make money, I wouldn’t make pay and the whole company would fail” Andrew Wilkinson...

Mar 26, 2014
Kyle Vucko
J Marshall

CEO and Co-founder AGE: 28 COMPANY: Indochino Apparel Inc. “All we’re trying to do is make it easy for guys to get dressed. Men are allowed to be more three-dimensional and there’s kind of a redefined masculinity. I think caring about how you look is starting to come into that” Like a lot...

Mar 26, 2014
Milun Tesovic
J Marshall

Co-founder AGE: 28 COMPANY: MetroLeap Media Inc. "Work until your idols become your rivals. Even Drake incorporated it into one of his songs” When BCBusiness reaches Milun Tesovic by phone, he’s walking down a busy street in New York City, on his way to meet a partner at Mesa+, one of several venture funds...

Mar 26, 2014
Luke Strimbold
J Marshall

Mayor AGE: 23 COMPANY: Village of Burns Lake "Helping to heal his tiny northern community, stricken with grief, confusion and anger, became the defining challenge of his mayoralty" On Friday, January 20, 2012, an explosion ripped through the Babine Forest Products sawmill east of Burns Lake, killing two mill workers and injuring 19. Mayor...

Mar 26, 2014
Joel Primus
J Marshall

President and CEO AGE: 27 COMPANY: Naked Inc. “I’d been shooting a documentary in South America and we got stuck in Lima due to logistics. I happened to pick up a pair of underwear that a vendor was selling in a street market and it changed my life” As most entrepreneurs will attest...

Mar 26, 2014
Andrew Pollard
J Marshall

President AGE: 29 COMPANY: The Pollard Mining Recruiting Group Ltd. “Don’t worry about your age. Be prepared, know the numbers, know your industry inside out and people won’t see it as a liability that you’re young—they’ll actually be impressed” Headhunting is traditionally an older person’s game because success depends on two things: expertise...

Mar 26, 2014
Nicholas Molnar
J Marshall

Co-founder AGE: 28 COMPANY: Wantering "Wantering lists more than 1.1 million products catering to a community of 300,000 fashionistas" The near impossibility of comprehensive online fashion searches, due to nuances of industry lingo. Take for example colour: search for a burgundy sweater, and you might get 500,000 hits, but miss out on 300,000 products...

Mar 26, 2014
Boris Martin
J Marshall

Co-founder and COO AGE: 22 COMPANY: Velofix Holdings Ltd. "Each of Velofix’s GPS-tracked vans is equipped to update inventory and online appointments in real time" Speed and versatility are in Boris Martin’s blood as a three-time Canadian National Track bicycle racing champion. In his day job as a bike mechanic, he thought there had...

Mar 26, 2014
Ann Makosinski
J Marshall

President and CEO AGE: 16 COMPANY: Hollow Flashlight “[Batteries] leach terrible chemicals into the ground when we don’t dispose of them properly… it would be so wonderful if we could just try eliminating batteries more and more” Giving back to a social or environmental cause is, increasingly, the cost of doing business, especially...

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