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The Lists

Sep 30, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: B.C.'s winners
Marcie Good, Dee Hon, Jacob Parry, Felicity Stone and Jessica Werb

Rob McCurdy (Pacific Region Overall Winner)CEO, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. Zak El-RamlyPresident and CEO, ZE PowerGroup Inc. Jamil MurjiPresident and CEO, Inter-Urban Delivery Service Aamir Baig + Fraser Hall + Andy Prochazka + Sam Prochazka Co-founder/Director/CEO + Co-Founder/Director + Co-Founder + Co-Founder/Director, Article.com Brian...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Special Citation
Felicity Stone

Every enterprise wants to do well. Lunapads International Products also wants to do good. In 1993, Madeleine Shaw began making washable menstrual pads for her own use, later manufacturing and retailing them in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Seven years later, she took...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Mining & Metals
Jacob Parry

On a Sunday in October 2009, William Lamb got a text message from a friend in South Africa: “Do you have $42 million—because you may need it by the end of the week.” “I knew straight away what it was...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services
Dee Hon

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Investment Services
Jessica Werb

A financial crisis that has equity markets plummeting isn’t exactly the perfect environment to raise capital for a venture in the commodities sector. But that was what Nolan Watson faced when he founded Vancouver gold mining financier Sandstorm Gold in...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Software as a Service
Jacob Parry

Jack Newton, founder of one Canada’s largest legal software companies, isn’t a lawyer, but he’s learned to think like one. A software engineer by training, Newton began his unlikely legal career over coffee in 2007 with the director of practice...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Technology
Jessica Werb

Some entrepreneurs seem to come into the world predisposed to doing business. Take Scott Phillips, president and CEO of StarFish Medical; while the closest most preteens come to setting up shop is operating the odd lemonade stand, Phillips launched his...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Manufacturing
Marcie Good and Jacob Parry

Three years ago, Gary Shokar found himself out of a job. Escorted out after the hostile takeover of his family-owned firm, Shokar built a competitor with incredible speed, scaling up his construction supply company, AvenEx Coating Technologies, from a dozen...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Real Estate/Construction
Felicity Stone

In 2008, most Canadians buying U.S. real estate were looking for deals on vacation homes. North Vancouver native Janet LePage was just looking for deals. Over two years, while working full-time as a senior marketing manager at Ledcor Group, LePage...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Emerging Technology
Felicity Stone

‘‘You wouldn’t think that four engineers would be that passionate about furniture, but we think we can really make a difference to people,” says Fraser Hall, who launched Article, a Vancouver-based online home furnishings retailer, in 2013 with fellow software...

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