The Lists

Mar 20, 2015
Jeffrey Jang

Co-founder and Art Director AGE: 25 COMPANY: Boximals Studios Inc. “We’re not fans of throwing in a huge amount of money and competing with everyone else. Generally, we’re looking for opportunities where we can spend less” The story: Jeffrey Jang is a gamer—and thanks to his company, more kids may end up gamers too.

Mar 20, 2015
Eric Sloan
Ina Bowerbank

President AGE: 29 COMPANY: Urban Cultivator Inc. “We found that with our product, if people weren’t able to go locally to a store, then it was difficult for them to make a connection” The Story: As Eric Sloan tells it, the road to success started at age 18, when he found himself managing...

Mar 20, 2015
Gabrielle (Gaby) Bayona
Ina Bowerbank

Owner and Creative Director AGE: 22 COMPANY: Truvelle Bridal Ltd. The Story: Gaby Bayona started her first business at Carver Christian High School in Burnaby: a store connected to the school kitchen selling snacks to raise money so students wouldn’t have to buy tickets to graduation. (The grad store, providing everything from fruit...

Mar 20, 2015
Chief Bryce Williams

Chief AGE: 25 COMPANY: Tsawwassen First Nation "By 23, Williams had been elected chief of the 450-member First Nation—one of the youngest chiefs in the province’s history" The Story: Public service runs through Bryce Williams’s blood. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, each of whom served on Tsawwassen band council, Williams...

Mar 20, 2015
Manny Bahia
Ina Bowerbank

Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer AGE: 29 COMPANY: Vancity Buzz "Vancity Buzz keeps revenue figures close, but Bahia says they’ve increased threefold since August 2014" The story: In 2008, Manny Bahia founded Vancity Buzz—a blog with news about the city and its suburbs—with childhood friend Karm Sumal while studying business administration at SFU. The pair—peeved...

Mar 20, 2015
Leigh Boyle
Ina Bowerbank

Founder and Executive Director AGE: 27 COMPANY: The Lipstick Project "My favourite TV show right now is The Newsroom because Sloan Sabbith is my spirit animal" The Story: Leigh Boyle was first drawn to Swaziland in 2009 by a Vancouver entrepreneur who had established a charity to provide loans in the tiny sub-Saharan country. Boyle...

Mar 20, 2015
Jessica Cruise
Ina Bowerbank

Founder and CEO AGE: 27 COMPANY: Vibes Fitness Inc. "Relying almost solely on word-of-mouth marketing, Vibes Fitness now includes four franchised locations in Victoria and one corporate-owned studio in Vancouver" The Story: Growing up with four brothers and playing golf in a town with very few female golfers, Thunder Bay, Ontario, native Jessica...

Mar 20, 2015
Brittany Wong
Ina Bowerbank

Principal AGE: 28 COMPANY: Bash + Fete "After a stint with Mediaco, where she worked on Oprah’s Western Canadian speaking tour, Wong launched her own company, Bash + Fete" The Story: Brittany Wong’s entrepreneurial career launched at the age of 10, when she started a neighbourhood dog-brushing business. At 23, she was introduced to...

Dec 10, 2014
30 Under 30 2014
BCBusiness Yip

Our 30 Under 30 celebrates B.C.'s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in this province for years to come. Each year, winners of our 30 Under 30 will be featured in the April issue of BCBusiness...

Jul 11, 2014
Top 100 Biggest Companies in B.C.
T Melanson

There’s no shortage of successful B.C. businesses, as this title is wont to point out, but just who tops the food chain? Every year, BCBusiness aims to answer exactly this question with its annual Top 100 list, which this month celebrates its 25th anniversary. The list is simple enough, ranking companies...

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