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The Lists

Mar 25, 2014
Kyle Hagel
J Marshall

Co-founder AGE: 29 COMPANY: Interactive Athletes Corp. “Fans want to interact with players, but we felt that some of the channels were broken” Hockey fans want to connect with their heroes, but social media platforms often skew toward venting and name-calling, alienating players and genuine fans alike. “Fans want to interact with players...

Mar 25, 2014
Lisa Fraser
J Marshall

Founder and CEO AGE: 26 COMPANY: Squeezease Therapy Inc. "Derived from a practice called 'deep pressure therapy,' Snug Vest has a calming effect on children with autism, ADHD and sensory disorders" “I never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur when I was going to art school,” Lisa Fraser says. Her business, Squeezease Therapy...

Mar 25, 2014
Igor Faletski
J Marshall

CEO AGE: 29 COMPANY: Mobify Research and Development Inc. “One of our core values is to always grow; we wanted to have a growth company from the start” SFU computer science student Igor Faletski was regularly missing his bus. His solution? An SMS service that delivered TransLink schedules to his text message inbox.

Mar 25, 2014
Amy Dopson
J Marshall

Founder and Owner AGE: 27 COMPANY: Pac 10 Tutoring “When I began looking for funding at 22, I had to prove to everyone that I could provide this service and do a good job” A drive to see her community grow stronger fuels the woman who created Pac 10 Tutoring in Prince Rupert.

Mar 25, 2014
Eric Diep

Co-founder AGE: 26 COMPANY: A Thinking Ape Technologies Inc. "A software developer persistently in search of creative freedom and ownership, Eric gained traction developing Facebook apps and quizzes before he met Kenshi Arasaki and Wilkins Chung" At 22, Eric Diep dropped out of the University of Waterloo and booked a one-way flight to...

Mar 25, 2014
Yael Cohen
J Marshall

Founder and Owner AGE: 27 COMPANY: Fuck Cancer "Splitting her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles, the CEO and CCF (chief cancer fucker) is spreading the message of early detection far and wide." South African-born Cohen deviated from what seemed like a clearcut career path in the fast-paced world of finance after watching her...

Mar 25, 2014
Michael Cheng

Company Builder AGE: 24 “When you start to truly see failure as a stepping stone and not as a sign of incompetence that’s the key trait to a successful entrepreneur” Calling Michael Cheng a serial entrepreneur hardly does him justice. The 24-year-old, who splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto, has founded...

Mar 25, 2014
Sam Chandola
J Marshall

Founder and CEO AGE: 25 COMPANY: Victory Square Games Inc. “I have no business running a game studio, but I had the right passion and a vision. I knew I could act on it” Sam Chandola has been CEO of Victory Square Games for 10 months. That’s the longest he’s ever held a...

Mar 25, 2014
John Boxall
J Marshall

Chief Technology Officer AGE: 29 COMPANY: Mobify Research and Development Inc. “Running a successful business is a marathon, not a sprint, and when you’re choosing your co-founders you have to find someone who you’re willing to go the distance with.” John Boxall designed and built Mobify’s core platform, which brands such as Starbucks...

Mar 25, 2014
Zach Berman
J Marshall

Co-owner AGE: 28 COMPANY: Juice Truck Enterprises Ltd. “My business partner and I travelled for a year to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. There was a kind of community surrounding the juice carts there, so we got into the juicing culture." Juice cleanses are now all the rage, but when Zach Berman...

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