The Lists

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin started Kamloops’ first and only residential and commercial composting service
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Becoming roommates in Kamloops soon after meeting through recreational volleyball, Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin realized that their adoptive city lacked a program for diverting food scraps and other organic waste from the landfill. So Ladner-raised Forsyth and Campbell...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Victor Nicolov invented a better way to dispose of kitchen scraps
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: There’s no doubt that more than a few business ideas have been born out of UVic parties. But it’s likely safe to say that not many of them have made Time magazine’s annual list of the top 100...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Anamika Gioia brought a traditional Indian snack food to Canada
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Trying to sell colourful rocks to neighbours in her native India may not have worked for Anamika Gioia as a child, but it’s a good thing it didn’t dim her entrepreneurial spirit. A few years later, at 13...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Selene Dior took the plunge with fitness line Vitae Apparel
Nathan Caddell

Selene Dior launched Vitae Apparel–named for the Latin word for life–in December 2016 while she was studying for her first-year finals. Dior dropped out of school (“my mom was pissed,” she laughs) to focus all of her efforts on the company, pivoting it to athletic wear in 2018.

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Alexandria MacFarlane built a community around her skincare line
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Even as a child in Abbotsford, Alexandria MacFarlane was highly entrepreneurial, selling old toys and Halloween candy to other kids. Having watched her mom and dad run businesses—a bridal store and a defence technology manufacturer, respectively—she knew she’d...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Rumi Tejpar is cornering the market for Ultimate clothing
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: A competitive squash player growing up in Vancouver, Rumi Tejpar turned his attention to Ultimate Frisbee when he left the city for McGill University. Tejpar, who would eventually represent Team Canada at the Ultimate world championships, was serving...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Sam Siegel rebounded from drug rehab to international art stardom
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Sam Siegel was diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder as a kid growing up on Vancouver’s west side and, as he puts it, “never had much of a shot at school.” He ended up working at the Jericho Tennis Club’s...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Adam Lando pivoted from fashion failure to fabric printing success
Nick Rockel

Life Story: His latest business started with a failure of sorts, but Adam Lando is used to adversity. Lando, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, found high school and a brief stint at college difficult. “I did the best when...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Riley Howlett bought and revived a specialty leather goods store and a manufacturing business
Nick Rockel

Life Story: Riley Howlett is something of a globetrotter. After high school, when he started sewing and making his own skateboarding shoes, the White Rock native earned a footwear design certificate in Italy. Howlett then did two years of fashion...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Lauren Minogue brings a fresh perspective to wealth management
Nick Rockel

Life Story: “My journey wasn’t determined,” Lauren Minogue says of her rise to VP with one of Vancouver’s biggest money managers. Raised in Edmonton, Minogue did a BComm at UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. She then returned home...

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