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Ajoa Mintah, daughter to Ghanaian immigrants and founder of Four All Ice cream in Kitchener, Ontario, started off her career in what was a stable, secure field as a licensed engineer doing product development in the automotive industry. After about six years of working in that field she moved into consulting. Almost a decade later she made a major shift.

PHOTO CREDIT: Katherina Limo You could write a novel length interview on someone like Jibola Fagbimye. An entrepreneur and artist of Nigerian descent who immigrated to Canada at the age of 21, he seems to be constantly juggling all the parts of his being in a successfully rhythmic orbit.

Jamaican-born Chedwick Crieghtney has always been the entrepreneurial type. It’s not unfamiliar to find him looking for opportunities to use his wealth of business knowledge and experience to build something unique and fresh from the ground up.

2017 was recorded as the worst year for traditional retail shopping in the U.S., with more than 6,700 brick and mortar stores closing their doors.

Peter Odle is a busy guy, a native Torontonian who makes his living making big cities like Toronto, Montreal and New York more accessible for clients.

What began as a coffee date, turned into an instant friendship and then a perfume business. Edwina Govindsamy was new to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and her mother thought it would be a great idea for her to meet Ariel Gough, a co-worker who she thought had a lot in common with her daughter.

01 Oct 2018

Believe it or not, socks are a big market. Just ask Marisa Walcott, an experienced fashion buyer who used to work for Sears.

What started out as a search for the perfect leggings, opened a door to a journey Claudia Amoah never planned for. Already settled in her career as a fitness trainer, Amoah did not expect to add fashion designer to her resume.

Jebril "Fresh" Jalloh is the CEO and founder of 'The Get Fresh Company'.  At age 15, he was hanging out with friends one day when he had a vision.

Toronto based fashion designer Asia Clarke has made hundreds of jewelry pieces over the years, many of which have been featured in music videos, magazines and photo shoots.

Candice Dixon has always wanted more. More than a 9 to 5, or simply meeting the status quo. When asked about her foray into the fashion industry she laughingly admits she failed miserably when trying to please her Caribbean parents.

Oluwaseun Oyeniran spends his days in the financial world, helping large banks fight fraud with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

In one hand, you hold an auxiliary cord. In the other, your smartphone, queued to your “Fire” playlist. The two meet, and the party gets started. Sound familiar?

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