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Edmonton

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) talks about the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on Canadian entrepreneurs, the government response and what still needs to be done.

Chau Lui

Chau Lui is co-owner of Paris Jewellers, which began as a small location in St. Albert, Alberta and today has stores across Canada. Lui talks about the company’s humble roots and how it has become a national retail success story.

Aric Johnson

Aric Johnson is co-owner and general manager of Folding Mountain Brewing located near Jasper National Park in Alberta.

Kirsta Franke

Kirsta Franke is founder and owner of Wild Heart Collective which has succeeded in Edmonton by creating from the heart. Offering mindfully curated community events like the 124 Grand Market, All is Bright and the Winter Shake-Up Festival & Market, as well as high level dynamic celebrations like Edmonton’s first Nuit Blanche.

Courtney Buhler

Edmonton-based entrepreneur Courtney Buhler has turned a business that started as a lash lounge into a multi-million dollar global supplier and educator in the eyelash extension industry. She is founder and CEO of Sugarlash PRO.

Dana Bouwman

Dana Bouwman is Account Executive with Insight Insurance and Risk Management in Edmonton. She talks about being a young professional and being an entrepreneur in the past.

Todd Rutter

Todd Rutter is owner of A Cappella Catering in Edmonton. Todd talks about his entrepreneurial journey and how he went against advice to shut down his business years ago but decided to persevere.

Marnie Ashcroft

Marnie Ashcroft is founder and CEO of Glow Juicery, with locations across Canada. Glow Juicery provides nourishing Juices, Cleanses or Raw Food that can be delivered right to your door.

Justine Barber

Justine Barber is the co-founder of Poppy Barley, a BCorps certified footwear and accessory company that prioritizes foundational style and ethical manufacturing. Justine has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta (U of A) and a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent. Prior to starting Poppy Barley she worked in conflict prevention, and on Alberta’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Justine is married with two young kids; in her (limited) spare time she enjoys running, reading and playing outside.

Lauren Dary

Lauren Dary is founder of Gus Sloan in Edmonton.