Stop Being a Hermit!

September 17, 2019 14:43 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Entrepreneurship is a team sport, success of any individual company requires active participation in the larger ecosystem

LWOL Recap: Jason Suriano on June 19, 2019

June 26, 2019 13:23 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Jason is the Founder and CEO of Rocketfuel Productions, a software and services company and creator of Trajectory IQ, an onboarding platform that helps employees get up to speed on their new job more easily using gamification.

Jason grew up in Lethbridge, where his family opened the first Italian res...

LWOL Recap: Elisse and Roberto Moreno on May 15, 2019

May 30, 2019 15:08 By Aaron - Comment(s)

This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Roberto & Elisse Moreno into the Rainforest to talk about their adventures in business, in life, in love and with kids.


Since, this is a talk about more than their business journey, they felt it was important to set the scene with how they first m...

LWOL Recap: Doug Kondor on May 29, 2019

May 30, 2019 15:02 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Doug Kondor, founder of Cyanic Automation joined the Rainforest to share with us his entrepreneurial journey, and a couple of learning.

Doug is a U of A CompSci grad, who's first job was at Matrikon, which was later acquired by Honeywell. This gave Doug many interesting projects to work on, including...

LWOL Recap: Dave Bellous on May 22, 2019

May 28, 2019 16:26 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Dave's father has a stack of business cards for all the entrepreneurial companies that Dave started as a kid. Among these was Dave's Diving which offered golf ball retrieval services by Dave manually swimming the water fouls and picking up balls. It was while trying to launch Dave's Diving that Dave...

LWOL Recap - Mack Male on May 1, 2019

May 06, 2019 14:15 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Mack Male is a local journalist and co-founder of Taproot Edmonton.  Taproot is a source of curiosity-driven stories about our city, cultivated by the community. They are building a new way to do local journalism and a new way to fund it, because the business model that used to support loc...

LWOL Recap: Colin Bramm on April 24, 2019

May 02, 2019 15:24 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Colin Bramm, CEO of Showbie Inc Joined Rainforest on April 24th to share his journey behind building a software company Showbie.

Prior to launching Showbie Inc, Colin worked at an educational technology consulting company for several years. Noticing that the classroom transitioning to using the iPad,...

LWOL Recap: Amir Reshef on April 17th

April 17, 2019 15:25 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Amir joined the Rainforest today to share his story coming up with the idea behind dealcloser, founding the company, seeking investment and disrupting the legal market with innovative technology. 

The idea for his startup came during his time working as a corporate lawyer for Dentons. dealcloser...

LWOL Recap - Sam Prochazka on March 27th

March 28, 2019 11:19 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Samuel is CEO of Novosbed, one of Edmonton's largest eCommerce companies and Co-founder, Director of, one of Vancouver's largest eCommerce companies. Samuel has a background in Computer Engineering, started his first business at 22, and successfully sold his first business at 34. He has ...

LWOL Recap: Colin Christensen on March 6th

March 06, 2019 13:45 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Today the Rainforest gathered to hear from experienced entrepreneur Colin Christensen. According to Colin, entrepreneurship is not intuitive; success comes from tons of conversations with clients, good mentoring, seeking external input and having reliable friends around. 

Colin has been in and a...

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