Kenneth Cho, Venture Program alumni and owner of Michi-Sushi, recently had his unique sushi restaurant profiled in the Vancouver Sun.This fresh and healthy concept is meeting a great need for people who are constantly on the run, and want fast food, but enjoy good food.
He is well on his way by launching The Cellar on West Broadway in Kitsilano. The Cellar is a Jazz Supper Club serving cuisine with a Creole and Cajun influence and features the finest Vancouver-based, Canadian and International Jazz Artists.
Jackie Slavenova is a champion of Bulgarian National Orienteering Team. When Jackie arrived in Canada she had the expertise and experience in Orienteering. However, she needed the skills that the Venture Program teaches in order to make her business a reality.
Located in Artisan Square on Bowen Island, Cocoa West Chocolatier brings a fresh approach to chocolate making, crafting fine hand-made chocolates in the tradition of French and Belgian artisans. All chocolates are made using the finest natural ingredients, with no preservatives or artificial flavours. "Fresh chocolates at their very best."
Devon O'Rourke has always loved dogs, and now he gets to spend all day with them! After graduating from the Venture Program in 2000, Devon spent some time sourcing out a perfect location, and after some extensive renovations he opened Metro Dogs with his partner, Trish Picariello.
She as been seen regularly on Citytv Breakfast Television, heard on CBC Radio, and featured in publications such as Chatelaine Magazine, National Post, and Reader's Digest. Linda Chu is an Organizing Consultant and the National President for Professional Organizers in Canada. As the founder of Out of Chaos, her clients span from home owners, to entrepreneurs, to executives.
Vancouver Designer and BEST alumni, Pauline Siu, debuted her sustainable fashion label flora & fauna at SFU's 2nd annual Sustainability Festival, on September 24, 2008.
Founded in 2004, Red Flag Design was born of a desire to create products that offered more than just function or style. Barnaby Killam got the idea to become a unique bag manufacturer while working...
This year Alice Mathieson was honored together with Sarah McLaughlin and Julie Aigner-Clark (founder - Baby Einstein) at the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs Gala Celebration, honoring women in the media and entertainment industry.
"We are storytellers. Let us help you bring a human element to your business by introducing your customers to the people behind your company."
Marcel Newell entered the BCIT Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) Program armed with a vision – to develop an innovative manufacturing company and fulfill his long-standing dream of self-employment. Now, after only two years in business, Marcel's company Avidworx is the most profitable venture ever founded by a BEST grad. This year marks his first to exceed a million dollars in sales
Starting a restaurant in Vancouver is a formidable challenge. The failure rate for new restaurants is very high and it takes someone with great business savvy to succeed in such a demanding industry. Chindi Varardarajulu is just such a person. Chindi’s new restaurant, Chutney Villa, is a South Indian restaurant located at...
When self-professed "beautyholic" Trish Lucarino completed the BCIT Entrepreneurial Skills Training (BEST) program at the Venture Development Centre two years ago, she was dedicated to fulfilling her dream - creating a line of decadent beauty products fit for the urban princess