Check out the ventures listed in the bar above and
visit profiles of each SHARK and our MC listed below
Thank you to our sponsors Wincom Security, Direct Sales Association, the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs, East Side Marios Aurora and Seneca Alumni.
Our MC Marc Gordon http://www.marcgordon.ca
Marc Gordon brings twenty- five years of hard core, head banging, gut busting business experience delivered the only way Marc knows how: with knowledge, honesty, and plenty of humour. As a grad of Seneca’s Business Administration Program, Marc has sold everything from lingerie to auto accessories. He is known as a “millionaire maker” with his company, Fourword Marketing. His on-line show, marctv, with over 10,000 views per episode, has become one of Canada’s the most popular business blogs. Marc’s syndicated article series, High 5 For Business, appears in over 200 trade and business magazines across North America.
Dr. Songnian Zhou is the CEO, Chairman and a co-founder of Platform Computing, a world leader in distributed grid and cloud computing software, with 500 staff. Platform’s solutions have been adopted by over 2000 enterprises worldwide. Dr. Zhou, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering was selected as the 2002 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs.
Elliott Atkins, Founder & President, AddMirror Canada launched and built a place-based advertising company from no revenue and no presence to over 250 installs across Canada, over 60 campaigns and millions in revenue. He is responsible for network development, technology growth, partnerships and overall strategy. Also, as Co-Founder & VP, Business Development, Virtual Next Inc. he launched a mobile payments and loyalty company that now has customers in Canada and the US.
Hatem Jabshan, CEO, Steeped Tea Hatem and his wife, Tonia, are co-founders of Steeped Tea, a direct selling company that specializes in home Tea Parties selling loose leaf tea and accessories. The company has over 1200 consultants across Canada and over 20 employees. The company was featured on CBC’s Dragons’ Den in 2012 and accepted a deal. Hatem has over 10 years of operational and marketing experience in the franchise industry as an owner/operator of multiple restaurant Franchises. He also researched and helped develop a packaged food manufacturing facility and an advertising network system for tourism in the Niagara Wine region and is a Board Member of the Direct Sales Association.
Jeff Campbell is a Business Development Consultant at Service Master as well owning and running East Side Marios in Aurora for 15 years and Snap Newspaper for two years. Jeff, a grad in Business Administration from Seneca, was a franchise owner of College Pro Painters during his student years. He has been recognized by several awards including Franchise of the Year from Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Winston Stewart http://www.wincon-security.com, an alumni of Seneca has been servicing the greater Toronto area for the past 18 years through Wincom Security & Investigation Services providing security guard services, private investigation services, security consulting and virtual guard video monitoring. Expansion to the U.S. and Caribbean has been achieved and Mr. Winston has also started 2 other companies