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Peter Faist is Founder and CEO of Staffy, Solving Staffing Challenges for Hospitality and Healthcare

Peter Faist is Founder and CEO of Staffy and maintains a reputation as a bon vivant. He has diverse experience for some of the largest and most technically complex companies in North America. Prior to founding Staffy, he was the President of NetCon1, an elite Network and Security consulting firm. Peter is a graduate of Next Founders, a judge for Top 100 Restaurants in Canada and has appeared on BNN’s The Disruptors where Staffy finished in the top 5 of the season. Peter studied Computer Programming at Sheridan College, and completed one year of culinary training at George Brown. Peter’s passion for changing the hospitality landscape has enabled Staffy’s success in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York. Staffy is a new app that takes a radical approach to solving staffing challenges within the hospitality and health care sectors. By creating a first of its kind on-demand marketplace, businesses can quickly and efficiently connect with contractors to meet their immediate, short-term or long-term staffing needs. For skilled workers in the hospitality and healthcare industries, Staffy provides the opportunity to pick up shifts tailored to their experience and schedule.

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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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Jesse Berger, Former Banker Turned Author, Gives the Lowdown on Bitcoin

Jesse Berger is the author of Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin. He spent over 10 years working with large financial institutions in Canada, including roles in retail banking, investment advisory, management consulting, and market research. He graduated from McGill University in 2006 having studied economics and philosophy, and he received his MBA from Ryerson University in 2015. There, he led the winning team of The Economist’s MBA investment case competition, topping more than 25 schools from around the world. In 2018 he became a certified blockchain professional, and he is currently an independent consultant based in Toronto.

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Real Estate Investor Brady McDonald on How to Make Property Investing Work for You

Brady McDonald is a full time real estate investor (http://www.bkrealestateinvesting.com/), lifestyle entrepreneur and father. After 14 years swinging from tree top to tree top, Brady retired from Hydro One at the age of 32 but he hasn’t sat still. In 5 short years he and his wife, Kristy, have purchased over 120 properties, grown their team to 20, and currently operate a property management company as well as a renovation company. Stemming from his previous experience as a utility arborist instructor, Brady launched Learn with BK, which is the real estate investing education and coaching arm of their business. He and his team have won many awards including Canadian Real Estate Wealth’s Joint Venture Partner of the Year and REIN’s Co-Venturer of the Year 2017 as well as REIN’s Renovator of the Year and the Leslie Cluff Memorial Player of the Year in 2018. Brady, Kristy and their team specialize in Real Estate Investing Joint Ventures where they partner with individuals who want to invest in real estate but don’t have the time and expertise to do it alone. Together they collaborate to create turn key income properties in Barrie, Ontario that create both long term wealth and cashflow for everyone involved.

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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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Nathen Mazri is the World’s Youngest Garfield Licensee, Founder of GarfieldEATS and is Launching Entertainment E-Commerce Site Egeez

Toronto-based entrepreneur and the world’s youngest Garfield licensee and founder of GarfieldEATSNathen Mazri along with corporate partner, Pascal Haider are scheduled to launch Egeez, the first tech-driven, entergaging (Entertaining + Engaging) e-commerce site dedicated to connecting fans with global entertainment brands and their collectable merchandise and food globally before Christmas 2020. Ranging from comics, celebrities, cartoons, entertainment merchandise or food are all provided for fans and geolocated targeted based on the city they live in. Egeez in onboarding licensees of major studios and licensors such as Nickelodeon, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, WWE, Endamol Shine, Smurfs and even Penguin Random House licensed books and many more to come.

Ai technology, the Egeez website and database predicts fans IP statistics per their region to showcase the best products surrounding them to help support licensors’ overstock departments, along with meeting targeted sales and connecting consumers with their favourite products. With industries such as Mobile eCommerce, box office revenues, retail sales and a digital shopping increase of 40 percent, brands and retainers from around the world can look to corner a nice market with Egeez’s as their online provider and connector to fans globally. When Egeez launches before Christmas 2020, fans can log into the marketplace by going to egeez.com or download the app in Google Play or the Apple Store to browse Egeez’s online shops from all their favourite entertainment brands globally. Egeez is a proud member of Licensing International, supporting us to onboard licensees and licensors given their 35 years of network with WWE, Warner Bros, Walt Disney, and many more. Egeez’s has initially created an online platform for entertainment brands to ‘onboard’ their overstock, whether they’re a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, restaurant or entrepreneur, as Egeez’s is providing companies the opportunity to join the marketplace before the official launch. Egeez’s have Happiness Account Managers in every continent today onboarding official licensed products around the clock from North America to India, Europe, Asia and Middle East. As for licensees, Egeez will support their digital sales strategy during this pandemic especially and help them impress their licensor with shining quarterly royalty reports.

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Marie Chevrier is Founder and CEO of Sampler, Co-Founder of RetailTO and an Advocate for Entrepreneur Mental Health and Wellness

Marie Chevrier, is the Founder and CEO of Sampler, the leading platform helping brands like L’Oréal and Nestlé deliver samples online and gather the insight they need to build one-to-one relationships with their customers. Sampler has reached over 50 million consumers globally in 24 different countries and its most notable clients include CPG industry giants Unilever, Pepsi, and Henkel. Marie is also a dedicated advisor to Technology and CPG startups including ScoutCanning, member of the RetailTomorrow advisory board, and Co-Founder of RetailTO – a community dedicated to growing and strengthening Toronto’s Retail ecosystem.

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Annie Marsolais, CMO and Mental Health Advocate at BDC Discusses Mental Health & Wellness for Canada’s Entrepreneurs

recent study by BDC Canada shows there are many concerns keeping entrepreneurs awake at night, but according to the report their biggest worries are generating enough revenue to make a profit (43%) and covering expenses (40%). To help cope with these stresses, entrepreneurs most often take time out or go for a walk (47%), exercise (41%) or talk to someone (29%).

Annie Marsolais, Chief Marketing Officer and Mental Health Advocate at BDC commented, “by examining this topic and collaborating with experts and partners we can help break the stigma associated with mental health issues, ensure business owners feel more at ease discussing it, and know where to turn for help.” Our interview special with Annie covers many of the reports key findings.

Click here to download a free copy of the report.

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Amanda Munday is Founder & CEO of The Workaround and Author of Her Memoir Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir

Amanda Munday is the founder and CEO of The Workaround and author of the best selling memoir Day Nine: a postpartum depression memoir. She advocates for childcare at all orders of government, and sits on the Board of Directors for Creative Preschool of East Toronto and the Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area. She also is a speaker in the upcoming TedX Toronto 2020 series: Uncharted.

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