Success Stories

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JobJar

Naomi Pereira

Before co-founding JobJar, a Calgary based start-up that brings homeowners and handymen together, Naomi Pereira was already a veteran of entrepreneurship.
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NONA Vegan Foods

Kailey Gilchrist

So where did NONA Vegan Foods get its start? Kailey's friends and family enjoyed her food creations and encouraged her to start selling them. It took some coming around but Kailey eventually took that advice, and in June 2013 she officially started NONA Vegan Foods.
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Shiny Paint

Starla and Ryan Wilson

Finding work as a commercial artist can be challenging. Starla Wilson was confronted with this situation when trying to find work as an artist. Scanning the marketplace, she saw an opportunity to start her own business providing exterior art work for local businesses. She and her husband Ryan decided to start their own business — Shiny Paint.
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Balance Fitness Health and Wellness Centre

Jade Ross

At 19 years old, Jade Ross was following her dream as a full-time personal trainer at a popular gym. But although she loved the work, she didn’t love that her job was more focused on sales than fitness. Fast forward just five years, and Jade now runs her own fully-equipped gym – the Balance Fitness Health and Wellness Centre.
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In Pursuit Mobile Boutique

Dominique Leger

From Dominique’s long search for on how to pursue her passion for fashion, In Pursuit Mobile Boutique was born. In Pursuit is a bright pink truck filled to the brim with the latest in women’s apparel and accessories—the first and only mobile boutique serving Eastern Canada.
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Inuktut Translations

Eileen Kilabuk-Weber

Eileen Kilabuk-Weber started her own business after her son passed away. She knew she couldn't be in a workplace setting day-in and day out. She travelled to Edmonton to attend MBA classes and decided to stay. She decided to open Inuktut Translations.
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Miyo Pimatisiwin Productions Inc

Aretha Greatrix

Who knew the love of storytelling would grow into a production company? Aretha sure didn't.
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ICEIS Safety

Massey Whiteknife

Massey was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. "Growing up I was always a little entrepreneur." He wanted to become successful enough to take care of his mother – that was his goal and dream.
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EWI Works

Linda Miller

Adapting to new challenges to better herself has always been in Linda’s repertoire. She began EWI Works, an ergonomics service provider, 25 years ago with an Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Alberta with the goal of integrating ergonomics into her occupational therapy practice.
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The Sledge Hockey Experience

Kevin Rempel

Doctors told him he'd never walk again, but today, Kevin Remple stands tall with a World Championship ring in sledge hockey, an Olympic bronze medal, a book about his journey, and his own business, The Sledge Hockey Experience.

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