Category: Entrepreneurial Success Stories

To become a successful business owner, it takes significant hard work, persistence, patience, and trial and error. There are certainly differences between the entrepreneurs who try and try again with little success, and those who go onto become incredibly successful business people on the global stage. Let’s explore the secrets of some of the world’s…

Michele Romanow Known for: Co-Founder of ClearBanc Michele was born in Calgary, AB, Canada, and was always a great student, known to always be ahead of the curve with her ideas and thought processes from a young age. Persistence and assertiveness were evident in her childhood, and the word ‘’no’’ was absent from her vocabulary…

Lisa is originally from Montreal, Quebec and moved to rural East Hawkesbury with her husband David in the Spring of 2010. Their daughter Emily came along a couple years later.  Lisa’s professional background is far from bag making and sewing – she’s trained in ecology and environmental science from Vanier College and Concordia University. In…

Matthew Tsoumaris Known for: Co-Founder of Honeycomb Hospitality Born in Toronto, ON, Matthew Tsoumaris came from a family of hospitality. He grew up travelling the world, interested in trying out new restaurants, and, as he got older, he took an interest in the nightlife industry. Always learning and staying ahead of trends, he wanted to…

Learning, sharing, exploring. Do you think that’s all Wendy has been doing for the past 25 years? Nope. This certified Aromatherapist – Chartered Herbalist – Nutritionist – Gemmotherapist – Cannabis for Health Care Practitioner – Orthotherapist – Anatomy Trains – Yoga Teacher (pfffiu! did I forget anything?) also makes her own soaps, skin care, formulations and herbal remedies.

Carinne Chambers Saini Known for: CEO of Diva Cup Born and raised in Canada, Carinne spent 15 years creating a revolutionary women’s product with her mother, Francis, deviating from the traditional feminine hygiene product. Together, they created the ‘’Diva Cup’’ – a reusable filter cup for women to use during their menstrual cycle. Carinne was…

Mike Lazaridis Known for: Founder of Blackberry Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Greek Parents, Mike Lazaridis moved to Windsor, Ontario, at only five years old. He was known to have a vast imagination at an early age, and loved science. At the age of 12, Mike won a prize at his city library for being…

Known for: Founding StumbleUpon and Co-Founding Uber Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada Garret Campbell was born in Calgary AB in 1978, and finished university with a degree in electrical engineering and eventually a masters in software engineering. He later founded a discovery tool called StumbleUpon in 2002. The first of its kind, it allowed you to…