This entrepreneur is a Montreal original as he popularized two international media brands. Andy will share with us his unconventional path in business, how to harness creatives, and his ability to bounce back from failure.
Brand strategy agencies need creative and professional leaders, but the business model aspect cannot be forgotten. Jill Selick of Rubix Marketing will share with us how her CEO plans changed to becoming an entrepreneur and the philosophy of leaving the expertise to the experts.
Often what starts out as one business flourishes into several others, and this story exemplifies just that. Gad Bitton of Holand Group will share with us the challenges and lessons learned during the growth years, and the importance of community giveback.
Sometimes family business is in your blood and it can never be avoided. Frédéric Roy of Paramedic Canada will share with us the experiences learned from buying a small business realizing what’s on paper does not always work, and the importance to them of going from fully outsourced to creating a team under their own roof.
As we all know, life can hand you some unexpected moments, and it’s what you do with them that sets you apart. Claire & Stuart will share with us the events that led them from their existing path of fundraising and landscape architecture to their current businesses helping others manage their families’ mental health issues and today’s stress levels.
Saving the bee population was the original intention before this entrepreneur realized this could also be a socially responsible business. Nick Melka of MIEL MTL will share how he manages 100+ hives, his philosophy of community giveback and the decision to move away from online sales.
Many businesses are built off a family legacy and this one exemplifies just that. Derrick Hui of À Point International will share with us his philosophy behind “build, measure, learn”, how he leveraged his experience in the family diamond business, and how he learned to stay true to his brand.
In this shifting entertainment industry, this business is one of the disruptors. Alexandre Amancio of Reflector will share with us his views on the opportunities in this sector, the benefits of creating a Board of advisors, and the creation and need of a culture that fosters candor.
“Break the mold” personifies the entrepreneur. Pierre Mantha of Artist in Residence Distillerie embodies this notion and will share with us the challenges in building a full distillery and creating a-typical spirits, and the benefits of bringing people together to foster success.
Have you ever been somewhere for one purpose, and a whole other idea jumped out at you? Dominic Ciarallo of Rocket Sport shares his idea inspired by a trip to China, the challenges of moving to online sales, and how the philosophy of give-to-get truly helped launch the product.