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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...

Mar 26, 2014
Devon MacKenzie
J Marshall

Founder and Director AGE: 29 COMPANY: The Chinatown Experiment "Anyone who had an idea who wanted to try it out could rent the space, and we would provide the support to get people in the door to test their idea" Devon MacKenzie is the bootstrapping entrepreneur behind The Chinatown Experiment. He launched his venture...

Mar 26, 2014
Hunter MacDonald
J Marshall

President and CEO AGE: 26 COMPANY: Tutela Technologies Ltd. "Two-and-a-half years later, Tutela Technologies has 10 employees and more than $1 million in funding" It all happened fast for Hunter MacDonald. He was finishing his undergrad in mechanical engineering at McGill University when he started volunteering with Ottawa-based venture capitalists Wesley Clover International Corp.

Mar 26, 2014
Trevor Loke
Jacob Parry

Commissioner AGE: 25 COMPANY: Vancouver Board of Parks “I was nervous about being taken seriously at first, but you prove to people that you’re a hard worker, you’re smart, you know why you’re at the table and people start listening to you” The youngest of Vancouver’s elected officials, Trevor Loke delves into the...

Mar 26, 2014
Arnold Leung
J Marshall

Founder and CEO AGE: 28 COMPANY: Appnovation Technologies Inc. "Appnovation, founded in Vancouver in 2007, has since expanded to Atlanta, the U.K. and Asia, and is now heading east to Montreal" Arnold Leung is reading a lot about Julius Caesar these days, which is fitting, considering that the 28-year-old is expanding Appnovation, his open-source...

Mar 26, 2014
Annalea Krebs

Founder and CEO AGE: 29 COMPANY: ethicalDeal "Krebs says she’s lucky to run a business that 'profits with purpose,' and takes her sustainability mission as seriously as her desire to boost B.C.’s profile" Krebs has been garnering awards since her student days at BCIT and Royal Roads University. In fact, the $12,000 award she...

Mar 26, 2014
Brittney Kerr
J Marshall

Senior Consultant | Political Volunteer AGE: 27 COMPANY: Earnscliffe Strategy Group “If you’re not sure about how to get involved [in politics] or where or when, if you just show up that’s the most important thing” At just 27, Brittney Kerr is firmly entrenched in municipal and federal politics. As if her day...

Mar 25, 2014
Brent Hodge
J Marshall

CEO AGE: 28 COMPANY: Hodgee Films Inc. “I always go back to the little logo I have, which is a white rabbit. It comes from Alice in Wonderland and it’s about having those magical storytelling elements to everything you do” Brent Hodge’s film Brony, which follows male fans of the show My Little...

Mar 25, 2014
Kyle Hagel
J Marshall

Co-founder AGE: 29 COMPANY: Interactive Athletes Corp. “Fans want to interact with players, but we felt that some of the channels were broken” Hockey fans want to connect with their heroes, but social media platforms often skew toward venting and name-calling, alienating players and genuine fans alike. “Fans want to interact with players...

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