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Dan Balaban is a Canadian ‘Powerhouse’ Leading Energy Transition Through an Aligned Mindset & Messaging, Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Global Impact Investing

Dan Balaban is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Greengate Power, a leading Canadian renewable energy company. Based in Calgary, Dan is an award-winning entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful business ventures.

Dan leads the Greengate team, which has been successfully developing renewable energy projects of unprecedented scale in Canada for more than a decade. To date, Greengate has developed nearly $2 billion of operating or near-construction renewable energy projects, including Canada’s largest wind and solar energy projects, providing clean energy to more than 350,000 homes.

Prior to starting Greengate, Dan was the Founder, President and CEO of Roughneck.ca, a leading provider of software solutions to the Canadian oil and gas industry. Prior to that, Dan worked as a management consultant with EY and PwC.

Dan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science. He was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People in 2010 and 2013 by Alberta Venture magazine, a winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies in 2012, and named one of Canada’s Clean50 for 2015.

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Kevin Harrison is Principal at Sturgess Architecture, a Locally Based Firm That Has Completed Some of Canada’s Most Recognized Projects

Kevin Harrison is the Principal at Sturgess Architecture, a locally based firm that has completed some of Canada’s most recognized projects. They created the Glacier Skywalk, and are working on a Flyover Canada project in Toronto, as well as being in charge of the new Green Line in Calgary.

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Kevin Foreman, President of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., is Supporting Sustainable Brands

Kevin Foreman’s passion for business stems from his youth where he saw his family incorporate and grow multiple businesses. Being raised in a family of small business owners provides Mr. Foreman with a unique perspective to his clients success, endeavours, and challenges. He sits on the board of the Port Moody – Coquitlam Federal LPC EDA, as Organizational Chair and cherishes the community that has provided him with innate opportunity. He’s also President & Business Strategist of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., whos mission is to support sustainable brands in mitigating climate change, and building vibrant communities.

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Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Lending for Social Good with Marc-Antoine Caya

Marc-Antoine Caya is CEO and Founder of GoPeer, Canada’s first consumer peer to peer lending platform. He is a passionate socially responsible investor and innovator. His experience includes working as an investment banker at one of Canada’s largest bank where he was involved in many securities offerings and corporate M&A advisory mandates. He holds a Masters of Sc. in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics.

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Why All Entrepreneurs Should Consider Stepping Into Thought Leadership with Nicky Billou

Nicky Billou is the #1 International Best Selling Author of the book Finish Line Thinking: How to Think and Win Like a Champion, and The Thought Leader’s Journey: A Fable of Life. He is an in-demand and highly inspirational speaker to corporate audiences such as RBC, Lululemon, Royal LePage, and TorStar Media. He is an advisor and confidante to some of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in Canada. He is also the co-founder of eCircle Academy where he runs a yearlong Mastermind & Educational program working with Coaches, Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Clinic Owners, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and other service-based Entrepreneurs, positioning them as authorities in their niche. He is the creator of the Thought Leader/Heart LeaderTM Designation.

As the host of the #1 podcast in the world on Thought Leadership, The Thought Leader Revolution, Nicky has interviewed over 200 of the world’s top Thought Leaders, including:

  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield
  • George Ross of the Hit TV Series The Apprentice
  • Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank
  • Supermodel & Business Mogul Kathy Ireland
  • Ivan Misner — Founder Of BNI
  • Graham Weihmiller — CEO of BNI
  • John Maxwell — World’s #1 Leadership Author
  • NYT #1 Bestselling Author Seth Godin
  • Marie Forleo — Oprah’s Coach
  • Jack Canfield: Author Of Chicken Soup For The Soul
  • Scott Adams: Creator of Dilbert

Click here to download a free copy of his book.

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Spirited Entrepreneur Matt Crowell Encourages Us to Slow Down, Buy Local, and Don’t Let Amazon Win

Matt Crowell is a passionate Entrepreneur and out of the box thinker. Matt founded GetintheLoop, on an $800 budget fresh out of playing professional hockey in Europe.

Matt and his team, alongside a group of advisors, has grown GetintheLoop into a technology platform that brings local consumers together with bricks and mortar businesses in communities across Canada.

Matt holds a Masters in Innovation from Antwerp Management School and a Bachelors of Science, Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

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Leor Rotchild is Aggregating Canada’s Business Sustainability Heroes Into a Powerhouse for Good, from Pipelines to Turbines

Leor Rotchild is the Calgary-based Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), where he champions responsible Canadian business as a force for good in the world. He also hosts a podcast called Pipelines & Turbines, which features interviews and commentary about topical energy and sustainability issues.

Leor started his career in the international development sector and spent several years as a sustainability leader in Alberta’s energy sector. He founded a social enterprise specialized in zero-waste events and consulted to several clients in energy, clothing and apparel, and professional services.

Leor joined CBSR after completing a long term consulting assignment with the Energy Futures Lab, where he helped to launch a new social innovation platform to accelerate Alberta’s energy transition.

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Brett Colvin’s Goodlawyer is Providing Legal Advice On-Demand & Helping Innovate the Legal System

Dating back to law school, Brett Colvin had kept abreast of the access-to-justice crisis. According to Clio’s legal trends report, roughly 77% of legal needs in North America go unmet. Bloated billable hours and the intimidating prospect of hiring a lawyer leave countless business owners with out the legal help they need. As a corporate lawyer, I realized early on that I would never be able to afford my hourly rate if I were to start my own business. This troubling insight led to my obsession in transforming the traditional law firm model in a way that allowed lawyers to work more efficiently and, as a result, help more people. Goodlawyer was born out of that need, and my desire to increase access and affordability to quality legal services for startups and entrepreneurs like myself. Goodlawyer provides an on-demand, “a la carte” legal services marketplace that allows business owners to get professional legal help more efficiently — at a fraction of firm rates. This year to date, we are proud to have helped over 700 businesses across Canada with a modern approach to hiring a good lawyer.

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Kristian Hansen, CEO and Jake Robitaille, CMO of MNTN Discuss How They Built the World’s Most Sustainable Lifestyle Brand

MNTN was founded in 2018 with one mission in mind – to build the world’s most sustainable lifestyle brand. Since then we’ve been developing a planet-over-profit business model with the environment, animals, and the death of corporate greed at the forefront. We’re not here to line our own pockets, we’re here to deliver high-quality products that not only look good, feel good, and can change the world, but create a new form of global capitalism that takes every environmental factor into consideration.

Kristian Hansen, CEO of MNTN, is a multi-award winning serial Entrepreneur, explorer, and mission-driven founder currently on a journey to solve the climate crisis through eco-conscious capitalism, the power of consumerism, and data. Originally from Calgary AB, Kristian grew up in Dubai and spent the last 10 years exploring in 70+ countries building start-ups. He is currently living in Montreal, Québec.

Jake Robitaille, CMO of MNTN, was born and raised in Europe but has been living in Montreal for a little over a decade. He is an experienced public relations manager and sales representative with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Montreal. Passionate about marketing and the creative process of advertising, his goal has always been to broaden his horizons and seek opportunities related to communicational strategies. With years of sales experience, Jake has transitioned to leading his own PR team for a hyper-sustainable startup.

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Eric Vardon is Co-Founder and CEO of Morphio.ai, an AI Tech Entrepreneur, C-Suite Exec and Advisor for a Wide Variety of Industries

Eric Vardon is a AI Tech Entrepreneur (www.morphio.ai), C-Suite Executive and Advisor with more than 20 years of success in marketing, sports, advertising, cannabis, health and wellness, fitness, luxury, fashion, beauty, technology, and digital industries. Leveraging extensive experience in business development and start-ups, Eric’s broad areas of expertise include brand development, digital strategy, communications, entrepreneurship, leadership, and growth.

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