Jill Van Gyn

Meet the Entrepreneur: Jill Van Gyn of Fatso Peanut Butter

UPDATE: Jill Van Gyn of FATSO peanut butter will face the investment dragons on the hit CBC show Dragons' Den on the episode airing September 27.  There are...
The Justos team standing by their van.

Island startup benefits from mentorship, financing support

Like many entrepreneurs, Victoria-based Justo's Craft Dips found themselves at a critical turning point early on. To keep their business moving forward, they needed...

Haven: An Inflatable Resting Place Within the Workplace

Crave a few moments of solitude in your work day?  Haven — an inflatable pod that creates a private space — could be the...

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 Meditation Douglas magazine Vancouver Island News

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...

Phillips Brewery’s New Tasting Room On Government Street Now Open

One of B.C.’s largest and most popular craft breweries now has its own tasting room, with 16 taps, its own sodas and tonics, and...
Jamie McCallum cutting hair

Community Salons: making hair care accessible to all

When the pandemic disrupted the world, hairstylist Jamie McCallum decided to pivot and launch his own salon.  “I felt I had to buy myself a...

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...

Swoop Airline Launches a Route between YYJ and YWG

In a global economy, air travel convenience is top of mind for many business owners. Now Swoop, a budget carrier, has plans to serve...