LlamaZOO’s Lateral Leap

How it All Started When Charles Lavigne and Kevin Oke created LlamaZOO in 2014, the tech wizards’ intention was to build a software platform where...

Victoria Entrepreneur creates PetVibe: The App for Everything Pets

CHALLENGE From dog-walking services to cat clinics to pet spas, the amount of information and services related to pets has rocketed in the last decade....

The Vision for Victoria’s Fort Common

From the sleek, modern patio of The Livet restaurant, there’s a perfect view of the elegant facade of Victoria’s historic Royal Theatre. One floor...

Jusu is Juiced for Growth

The founders of Jusu believe you have to take your health into your own hands. Brandon Mullen and his father, Bruce Mullen, started the...

Urban Farming on a Rooftop Near You

Almost every day since June, Chris Hildreth has been planting and harvesting his 500-square-foot roof garden atop a one-storey building in the Fort Street...
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Here: Urban Meditation Brings Calmness to Downtown Victoria

Here: Urban Meditation’s central location at 1515 Douglas is bringing a sense of calmness and community to the downtown core. “We’re all so busy sitting...

International Software Company Chooses Victoria for Expansion

When the head of the international software form Daitan Group was scouting for a locale for the company's first Canadian location, he first set...

Syrian Refugees Launch Successful Food Business in Victoria

“Canadians love lentils,” Ibrahim Hajibrahim says with a laugh when asked which of Saraya Hot Bread’s six Syrian food products is the most popular. Hajibrahim...
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Entrepreneurs Bring Interactive Entertainment to Victoria with “Something Sacred”

In the winter 2017, Jim Hayhurst, then-CEO of Pretio Interactive, was out walking on the sandy beach in Cordova Bay when he noticed a...

A New and Natural Line of Adventure Gear

Sometimes finding a solution to a challenge requires looking back in order to move forward. That’s exactly what Paul Long of ANIÁN did to...