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In The Loop are a series of business or personal development podcasts for and by Zurich Networking Group members showcasing their work, knowledge or company activities. The group has a diverse composition of Swiss and non-Swiss members. We come together to keep you in the loop on trends, business and personal career or development topics. The podcast will be provided every two weeks and include members or simple informational episodes to help solopreneurs and small business owners with their ...
 
City Talks from Centre for Cities explores the key issues facing cities and towns in the UK and beyond. Host Andrew Carter interviews leading thinkers in the urban policy field, as well as experts from Centre for Cities about their research and ideas on improving the economies of cities and large towns.
 
Canada’s #1 Podcast for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs. We talk to the entrepreneurs who are making it happen throughout Canada.​ Finally, a national podcast company that creates an active online community for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs so they can stay connected locally and to let the world know how Entrepreneurs in Canada make things happen.
 
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Andrew Kiguel is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of tokens.com. Andrew was also founder and CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world with a listing market capitalization of $450 million and over $140 million of revenue within the first 24 months. Prior to that, Andrew spent over 18 years at GMP Secu…
 
Lisa Shields is the Chief Executive Officer at FISPAN, having founded the company in 2016 after listening to the pain points businesses experienced utilizing bank services. As a visionary CEO with an engineering background, Lisa guides FISPAN through attracting the right talent and building great products. FISPAN is based in Vancouver BC and is Lis…
 
Pourquoi c'est important de bien cerner et appliquer les valeurs de l'entreprise? Notre host Sylvie Bougie s'entretient sur ce sujet avec le fondateur de Buddha-Station, Monsieur Christian Genest. On y aborde aussi des sujets comme les récents défis d'opérer dans l'industrie alimentaire en temps de pandémie, le succès de Sushitaxi et l'importance d…
 
Coined in Paris, the idea of the 15 minute city is that people can access all the services and amenities they need in their daily lives within a 15 minute journey by foot or by bike. It’s a concept that has grown in popularity over the last 12 months in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and shifts towards remote working. Will Covid-19 make the 15 minu…
 
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 w…
 
Candice Bakx-Friesen (www.candicebakxfriesen.com) is passionate about helping people reach their financial dreams. She is a highly motivated woman who has a passion for helping others succeed in life and business. She is a mother of 4, top performing realtor, entrepreneur, money coach, and speaker. Candice has been a real estate investor since 2001…
 
Ahsan Raza and Kumail Meghani join Devina Bhojwani, CEO of IDEA Lab Kids to chat about their goals. After seeing a need for more hands-on education for kids to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math subjects (#STEM), they decided to bring IDEA Lab Kids, a household international franchise, to the Greater Toronto Area. At the time, b…
 
Giselle Denis is a performance painter at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada & the Raffles Hotel Dubai in the UAE. She enjoys engaging people in the process of her work answering questions about where she gets her inspiration and about her creative process. All the work she creates live is for sale and guests often purchase h…
 
Ivan Maric is a 20 year old entrepreneur who started his renovation business Total Pro Home Services in January 2020. In a year the company has grown to 10 full time employees and counting with 3 commercial vehicles and revenues exceeding $1million -- how did he do this -- find out in this interesting podcast. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Cana…
 
Alexandra Daignault is a young female entrepreneur, her company combines activism, tea, and feminism into one perfect and impactful blend and she is quite the storyteller! "It all started with a final project for an Indigenous Studies Course, facilitated by Dr. Renae Watchman. As a class, we were challenged to think about resistance within our ever…
 
Josianne Lapierre (www.comptesrecevables.net), une femme axée sur le côté humain et la communication a toujours eu un faible pour le service à la clientèle. À la suite d’un imprévu, elle décide de se lancer dans le domaine du crédit. Pour bien faire les choses, elle s’entoure de personnel compétent et s’inscrit à de multiples formations afin de bât…
 
After years in the tax world working at both the Canada Revenue Agency and in the private sector, Susan O’Brien took a leap and started her own tax-consulting firm. While her business was successful, she had a gnawing feeling that she wanted more. Finding her heart was in wealth management, she started her next venture, the Susan O’Brien Group, wit…
 
For several years’ governments have promised an Industrial Strategy to address the UK’s sluggish productivity, address regional inequality and prepare the UK economy for its post-Brexit future. However, no government has yet provided a comprehensive proposal on how this would transform the economy and create a more prosperous country. To discuss th…
 
Découvrez Andréann Duquet, présidente fondatrice de Yoga Élévation, elle a récemment lancé la Station BE (www.yogaelevation.ca/stationbe) – bien-être & yoga en télétravail. Cette coach de yoga internationale souhaite accompagner et guider les télétravailleurs du Québec . Elle nous parle ici de son parcours, ses défis et du meilleur conseil qu'elle …
 
Laura Burden is a South-African born Vancouver-based entrepreneur focused on social media marketing. Her entrepreneurial spirit led to her leave law school to found Burden Brand Management. Laura is passionate about helping others find their voice on social media, and does this through her coaching and consulting services, as well as online courses…
 
Jo-Anne Reynolds was on a girls trip when all ladies she was with were not drinking alcohol because they were pregnant, marathon training or for religious beliefs. Their only options were sparkling water with lime juice or a Shirley Temple plus the usual soda pop, coffee or tea. When Jo-Anne got home she envisioned a world where everyone could enjo…
 
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 To…
 
Mark Genuis, Ph.D, is President and CEO ICE Health Systems, based in Calgary, Alberta. With a healthcare background including providing work as a practicing psychologist and leading a research institute for five years, Dr. Genuis is passionate about excellence in healthcare, knowledge transfer and learning. Combined with a healthy addiction to tech…
 
The Prime Minister has promised to ‘level up’ the national economy – that was a big challenge even before the pandemic, but how has Covid changed that task? After the most challenging of years, Cities Outlook 2021 assesses the scale of the impact of the Covid pandemic on urban life, on the Government’s promise to level up the economy, and the prosp…
 
Dan Balaban is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Greengate Power, a leading Canadian renewable energy company. Based in Calgary, Dan is an award-winning entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful business ventures. Dan leads the Greengate team, which has been successfully developing renewable energy projects of unprecedented scale in …
 
Kevin Harrison is the Principal at Sturgess Architecture, a locally based firm that has completed some of Canada’s most recognized projects. They created the Glacier Skywalk, and are working on a Flyover Canada project in Toronto, as well as being in charge of the new Green Line in Calgary. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To sup…
 
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 d…
 
Twenty years ago, London became the first city in the UK to establish a directly elected mayor, marking the beginning of two decades of local government transformation. Since then the three Mayors of London have shaped the capital, and set a precedent for the creation of similar positions in other English cities. To discuss the office of Mayor of L…
 
#007 - In this podcast Michael and Andrew will discuss Anxiety, its issues and Michael offers his advice as a coach together with references to resources listed below. Questions covered include: 00:00 Start and welcome 00:58 Introduction to anxiety question response by Michael on the background to the issue. 04:04 Coping with anxiety - Michael goes…
 
Kevin Foreman's passion for business stems from his youth where he saw his family incorporate and grow multiple businesses. Being raised in a family of small business owners provides Mr. Foreman with a unique perspective to his clients success, endeavours, and challenges. He sits on the board of the Port Moody – Coquitlam Federal LPC EDA, as Organi…
 
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 hold…
 
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 som…
 
Détenteur d’un baccalauréat en architecture, M. Jean Brassard à toujours oeuvré dans le domaine des relevés et de la documentation. Depuis l’obtention de son diplôme en 1989, il a mené plusieurs activités reliées aux technologies de prise de données, que ce soit par la fondation d’une entreprise spécialisée dans les relevés photogrammétriques qu’il…
 
Kirk Zembal is co-founder of Blindman Brewing based in Lacombe, Alberta. Blindman Brewing has a small taproom located in Lacombe, with their beer distributed throughout Alberta and beyond The create innovative, quality, flavorful craft beer using the best local ingredients that support the places and people of the area. Entrepreneurs are the backbo…
 
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 communiti…
 
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…
 
Leor Rotchild is the Calgary-based Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), where he champions responsible Canadian business as a force for good in the world. He also hosts a podcast called Pipelines & Turbines, which features interviews and commentary about topical energy and sustainability issues. Leor started his…
 
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,…
 
Dating back to law school, Brett Colvin had kept abreast of the access-to-justice crisis. According to Clio's legal trends report, roughly 77% of legal needs in North America go unmet. Bloated billable hours and the intimidating prospect of hiring a lawyer leave countless business owners with out the legal help they need. As a corporate lawyer, I r…
 
MNTN was founded in 2018 with one mission in mind - to build the world's most sustainable lifestyle brand. Since then we've been developing a planet-over-profit business model with the environment, animals, and the death of corporate greed at the forefront. We're not here to line our own pockets, we're here to deliver high-quality products that not…
 
The pandemic has hit the UK's biggest cities hardest. In Newcastle's centre, overall footfall is currently at 43 per cent of what it was before Covid. This recovered to only 80 per cent when restrictions were relaxed over the summer — mainly because those who could do so continued to work from home. This week, Andrew Carter is joined by Pat Ritchie…
 
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 …
 
Carl Fransen is CEO, Entrepreneur, System Architect, Public Speaker, Author and World Traveler with over 22 years of progressive business and IT experience. His passion is to make his mark on the world in a positive and lasting way. Carl wants to set an example for his son, that he can compete with integrity in today's world, be very successful, an…
 
Toronto-based entrepreneur and the world's youngest Garfield licensee and founder of GarfieldEATS, Nathen 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 me…
 
Covid-19 restrictions have pushed concern about air quality down the political agenda. Many councils that had been planning to introduce measures to reduce air pollution levels in their cities have postponed or cancelled them. Despite this, after an initial drop in air pollution this year it has since been rising again. As a result, NO2 levels have…
 
A serial entrepreneur and business leader, Joel Sherlock is a born connector who has been building great teams and delivering the expertise to execute. Joel has been at the helm of 9 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of BC’s top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sports e-commerce company, a successful cor…
 
Rob Townsend is Founder and CEO of Camber, an independent fintech and wealth management company in Calgary. Camber is focused on helping people make smarter decisions with their money through data-driven analysis. It has recently launched the Camber Dashboard, an online tool that helps high net worth clients visualize and optimize their finances so…
 
Michael DeVenney, President of Halifax-based WorkInsights, began researching entrepreneurial mental health after his own depression and anxiety forced him to sell two businesses. His research led to him founding ‘The Mindset Project’ which empowers entrepreneurs to talk about and manage their mental health as well as provides tools to support found…
 
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 indus…
 
A 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 t…
 
Augustine Wong (www.augustine-wong.com) grew up in Vancouver, BC and worked as a computer engineer for almost 10 years. 6 years ago, he started investing in real estate after attending a Keyspire real estate investing seminar. Over time, he built up a portfolio of 3 income properties and used different real estate investing strategies to generate 5…
 
Teresa Powanda is owner of Unleash Sports Business and Athlete Consulting in Edmonton, Alberta. She works with athletes, sport organizations, teams, corporate businesses and non-profit by building relationships, representation, managing sponsors, developing key messages, writing scripts/ads, media/public relations, creating promotional items/materi…
 
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 upco…
 
Jessica Schacht is an artist and entrepreneur based on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley. As a co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Company she manages sales and communications and has helped develop the award winning recipes that make Ampersand one of the top craft distilleries in British Columbia. Jessica has found many ways to combine her pa…
 
Tugreofia (Tugs) Smith is the Vice President of Operations at A&T Ascension Consulting (ATAC), a virtual staffing company she co-founded with her husband Adrian, where she manages hundreds of remote workers across North America. Having successfully led virtual teams for over 10 years, she is passionate about the opportunities that remote work provi…
 
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