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Quand le Girlpower mène un mouvement de sacs véganes

Mélissa Lambert est une femme de tête et de convictions qui, ne trouvant pas le produit de ses rêves sur le marché, a décidé de lancer sa propre marque de sacs à dos et sacs à main. Avec plus de 10 ans d’expérience en communication et en gestion de marque, Mélissa a voulu se lancer un nouveau défi; celui de réinventer la mode du sac à dos. Étant convaincue qu’il est possible d’allier confort avec élégance, l’entrepreneur lance sa marque de sac en cuir végane, certifié Peta en 2017. Lambert est issu d’une histoire d’amour entre la maternité et l’envie de changer le monde, un achat consciencieux à la fois. C’est lorsqu’elle attendait son 3ème enfant que Mélissa eut l’idée de lancer son entreprise, avec le rêve d’un modèle d’affaires responsable, écologique et du slow fashion.


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David Chevrier s’ouvre sur les enjeux et les défis d’être entrepreneur et nous dévoile un nouveau projet pour créer un beau réseau d’entraide!

Entrepreneur créatif, passionné par le facteur wow, David Chevrier a fondé la Licornerie. En quelques années, il a su faire sa place dans la vente au détail de différents produits de l’univers fantastique et de la licorne. La Licornerie possède dorénavant 3 succursales dont 2 à Montréal et 1 à Québec en plus d’une boutique en ligne. David aime les choses qui sortent de l’ordinaire et ensuite il veille à les rendre populaires!


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Tyler McCombs Founder of Devon + Lang, is bringing better pouch boxers to the market!

Devon + Lang was founded by Tyler and Dayna McCombs in 2019, but the idea for better boxers began much earlier. During an uncomfortable walk in the Hawaiian heat, Tyler decided that he was done with buying boxers that easily ripped and chafed his legs. After searching for the perfect pair, he came up empty and decided to make a better pouch boxer than what was on the market. After over a year of working with professional designers and engineers, Devon + Lang was born.


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The Importance of Embracing a Non-Linear Path to Success with Sahar Saidi

Sahar Saidi is the Founder and CEO of LUS Brands, a direct-to-consumer premium hair care brand for curly hair. Sahar completed her MBA at the University of Toronto and upon graduation applied for several corporate executive jobs, but had no success. Driven by motivation and a personal challenge, she decided to embark on a different path, one that would lead her to become the CEO of her own company.

The problem Sahar set out to fix was truly personal. “Growing up, I used to hate my curly hair. I would always beg my mom to straighten it. I finally started to embrace my hair’s natural texture when I was around 15 years old. Fast forward 20 years and having tried virtually every product on the market, I still had not found anything that actually worked,” she explains, on the why behind starting LUS. “I used to spend hours every single day doing my hair, and needed multiple products. I was tired of it and wanted to create a true ‘All-in-One’ product that simplified my hair care routine.”

Sahar wanted to prove to other entrepreneurs that you can start from nothing and bootstrap your way to a hyper-growth, profitable business. “It took blood, sweat and many tears (literally) to get the company to where it is today,” says Sahar, “but it’s definitely the accomplishment that I’m most proud of, so far in my life.”

Based in Toronto, LUS Brands launched in January 2017 offering a 3-step system product line, customized for different curl types. The brand has since added 3 new products to its line. LUS (which stands for ‘Love Ur Self’) encourages women of all ages and ethnicities to embrace their own natural and unique features, instead of altering or masking them.


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Max le barbier, fondateur de KRWN discute des enjeux liés à la croissance de ses entreprises dans ce podcast animé par Sylvie Bougie!

Designer de mode vie, Maxime Bellemare (Max le Barbier) est constamment à la recherche de nouvelles manières d’apprendre, de travailler et de vivre mieux. Née à Québec, présentement à Montréal, il est tombé en amour avec l’inconfort après avoir expérimenté la vie dans différentes cultures tel qu’à Miami, Toronto ou sur une île en Grèce. Fondateur de KRWN-chaîne de 9 salons de barbier et marque de produits cosmétiques pour homme, Co-fondateur de CUBAN ASHES-Boutique E-commerce d’accessoires de cigares et Co-fondateur de Lakehouse Group-Agence Marketing et Solution E-commerce aux entreprises.

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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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Lisa Shelley, CEO of Neal’s Yard Remedies Talks About the Challenges of Running a Small Business

Lisa Shelley is CEO of Neal’s Yard Remedies, which sells cosmetics, skin care products, and essential oils.

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Mitch Jacobsen, CEO of Rviita Energy Tea, Discusses the Process of Creating and Distributing a Food & Beverage Product in British Columbia

Mitch Jacobsen started his career as a Petroleum engineer, managing the design and construction of the first two produced water ponds in Alberta, which has ultimately helped recycle thousands of cubic meters of water and saved thousands of cubic meters of fresh water usage. Working long hard hours in the oil & gas sector, Mitch and colleagues often used coffee and energy drinks for ‘energy kicks’ and to stay alert. But when Mitch witnessing his best friend have a heart attack from conventional energy drinks, he leveraged his passion for health and fitness and went to work on creating a new product in the market to provide more natural energy boosts.

Formulating the perfect naturally caffeinated, refreshing beverage was the goal, and with the help of a food-scientist Mitch started the process of developing Rviita Energy Tea – a clean pick-me-up drink made with caffeine from tea, organic honey, and vitamins, packed in one of the most carbon efficient packages on the planet. Rviita is now a company centered around inspiring others and helping people become healthier and more productive; works on principles of environmentally sustainable manufacturing & packaging throughout the lifecycle of the product. Since launching to shelves in October 2019, they have scaled to more than 150 stores with brands like Calgary Co-op, Sobeys, and Safeway. Rviita has made more than 200 deliveries of free product to nurses and doctors on the front lines of the COVID-relief effort. Their goal is to expand all across Canada and help as many people as we can.

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Canada’s Podcast Alumni Connor Curran Returns to Update Us On Local Laundry, a Clothing Company

Connor Curran is Co-Founder and “Chief Laundry Folder” for Local Laundry in Calgary, a Canadian clothing manufacturer.

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Julie Yoo, Founder of I Miss You Vintage, Talks About How E-Commerce Like eBay’s Up & Running Program Can Grow Local Business Locally and Globally

Julie Yoo is owner of I Miss You Vintage, Toronto’s premiere destination store for designer label consignment shopping. With over 20 years industry experience and 15 years running a bricks and mortar retail boutique, Julie is a veteran of the resale fashion world. She specializes in identification, authentication, and appraisal of 21st century vintage couture and contemporary luxury designer label resale fashion. Her clientele has included celebrities such as Lady Gaga, runway fashion designers, international museums, and fashion archives. Julie has been interviewed by various publications contributing to discussions about female business entrepreneurship, ecommerce for small business, fashion styling advice, fashion buying tips, and fashion as a financial investment. Julie is featured in Paypal’s 2019 Women Entrepreneur Study and is included in eBay’s 25th anniversary marketing campaign as the face of Canadian small businesses. When she isn’t glued to the computer, she is usually found working with the newest arrival of fabulous designer dresses and purses in store.

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