Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat. She started Modern Meat and has been building the company from the ground up. Modern Meat focuses on creating plant-based meat alternatives that are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and even preservative-free. The company went public on June 26, 2020. They started selling their…

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Chris Onyett

Chris Onyett

Chris Onyett is the co-founder of Roketto, a SaaS marketing agency focused on large scale content strategies. His responsibilities include operations, finances, HR, and process development. He’s a digital marketing veteran with 15+ years of experience in Google Ads, analytics, and content marketing strategies and is also a HubSpot enthusiast….

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Reece Griffin

Reece Griffin

Reece Griffin the founder of MirrorTrip graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand with a BCom in Economics and Management, as well as a BSc in Computer Science. Shortly after Reece moved to Vancouver, Canada to reunite with his wife. While based in Vancouver, Reece was involved in…

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Fred Sancilio

Fred Sancilio

Fred Sancilio has spent over 45 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientist and entrepreneur. Fred earned a Ph.D. at Rutgers University in New Jersey and in the last couple of years in that program he also worked full time in the research center at Hoffmann-La Roche, a major…

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Mike Ionita

Mike Ionita

Mike Ionita has loved animation for as long as he can remember. From watching Tom & Jerry as a child to playing Street Fighter II as a teenager, Mike Ionita never imagined that he would one day find and lead a video game design studio. Growing up in the rainforest…

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Tatsuya Nakagawa

Tatsuya Nakagawa

Tatsuya “Tats” Nakagawa is more than just an accomplished entrepreneur. He is also an author and expert on innovation and marketing. Apart from that, he is the co-founder of Castagra Products, (a company that has been manufacturing high-adhesion roof coatings) and the host of the Specified Growth Podcast. Castagra helps…

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Adrian Pereira

Adrian Pereira

Born in Victoria, BC, Adrian Pereira grew up on a small cul-de sac around the corner from his school. He was raised by two incredibly hard-working parents who immigrated to Canada and to this day model hard work, innovation and creative thinking. As a child, Adrian would spend a significant…

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Elton Pereira

Elton Pereira

Elton was born and raised in Victoria, and graduated in 1999 from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in Entrepreneurship and Finance. In his early years, Elton enjoyed a very successful career at CIBC, where he managed more than $60 million in assets and earned…

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Bobbi Leach

Bobbi Leach

Bobbi has over 25 years of experience in developing online business ventures and a proven track record of driving consistent growth. After graduating with an honour degree in business, the early part of her career was with a national marketing firm, where she progressed to be a vice president and…

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Andre Nudelman

Andre Nudelman

It’s all about people. Hire the best people. Make sure they are happy and motivated so they can grow your business. Eliminate inefficiencies wherever and whenever possible.   Andre Nudelman is the CEO of Digital Media Academy, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to immigrating to Canada, Mr. Nudelman had…

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Sid Hayek

Sid Hayek

Overcome what could be a business disaster by tweaking your business plan, overcome self-doubt, and focus on the positive.   Sid Hayek was born and raised in Lebanon. When the war broke out in 1974 his parents decided to leave Lebanon. By 1976 the family migrated to Ottawa, Canada and…

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