Entrepreneurs

The co-founders of Makeship, Pablo Eder (left) Rakan Al-Shawaf (right), pictured with Makeship plushies (photo provided by Rachael D’Amore).

‘Kidult’ Consumers: Syrian-Canadian entrepreneur designs plushies for kids-at-heart

Makeship has worked with over 1000 online creators to develop plushies for their fans- mainly adults

 

Part of the 2019 Incubator cohort, Tofino residents Louise Rodgers and Georgina Valk saw a need for composting in their community so they founded Tofino Urban Farm Co. (Westerly File photo)

Project Zero Incubator program aims to support green startups in B.C.

Applications to the 2022 Project Zero Incubator is open to early-stage business ideas across B.C.

 

Venture capital firm “The51” founders Judy Fairburn, left, co-CEO and fund managing partner, and Shelley Kuipers co-CEO, general partner and growth officer, are shown in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Venture fund aims to unleash the power of female capital in the agri-tech space

Focus in on agriculture and food was made because of an ‘unprecedented economic opportunity’ in the space

 

Sisters Linden (L) and Beatrix Koch got into the bath bomb business in January 2021, and business has been good (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Two B.C. kids got into the bath bomb business, and it’s exploding

They’ve just invested in a press to speed up production and keep up with demand

Sisters Linden (L) and Beatrix Koch got into the bath bomb business in January 2021, and business has been good (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Side hustle, necessity or too late to turn back: Meet Canada’s newest business owners

While some startups will stick around, others will fade away with the novel coronavirus

Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits alongside HXOUSE co-founder Ahmed Ismail, as he meets with Black entrepreneurs at HXOUSE in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Trudeau announces cash for loans, support to Black Canadian entrepreneurs

The new program will include $53 million for Black business organization to help entrepreneurs access funding

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits alongside HXOUSE co-founder Ahmed Ismail, as he meets with Black entrepreneurs at HXOUSE in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A group of young family friends set up a lemonade stand in Webster’s Corners late Wednesday afternoon. The foursome were hoping to spread a little cheer by waving at all the passersby and earn a little spending money by selling drinks. A corrections officer was one of many who stopped by to see the young entrepreneurs – which included Sofia Martins, nine, Jackson Rickaby, seven, Sidney Rickaby, nine, and Lucas Martins (not in the picture), 12. This was their first time having a lemonade stand, which taught them much about team work and money, said one mother, Maria Pais-Martins. They were out selling for almost three hours, and would have happily stayed longer, she said, except for the mosquitoes. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 22, 2020
A group of young family friends set up a lemonade stand in Webster’s Corners late Wednesday afternoon. The foursome were hoping to spread a little cheer by waving at all the passersby and earn a little spending money by selling drinks. A corrections officer was one of many who stopped by to see the young entrepreneurs – which included Sofia Martins, nine, Jackson Rickaby, seven, Sidney Rickaby, nine, and Lucas Martins (not in the picture), 12. This was their first time having a lemonade stand, which taught them much about team work and money, said one mother, Maria Pais-Martins. They were out selling for almost three hours, and would have happily stayed longer, she said, except for the mosquitoes. (Special to The News)
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