Success Stories

Confessions of a Bootstrapper

One tech entrepreneur shares what he's learned about building a business with no outside money

Inside the Great Graphene Rush

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The so-called "miracle mineral" is exciting Canadian resource startups and investors alike. Are the prospects really so bright?

The Case for Taking on VC Cash

Falling Money (Canadian Dollars)

After a decade of bootstrapping, one successful Toronto firm decided to stop going it alone and solicit external investment. Here's why

Inside Leonard Asper’s Bold New Venture

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The Canwest collapse taught the media heir what kind of business he wanted to build. Here's how he's doing it

Canada’s Fastest-Growing Company is Built for Growth

Karl Gannon and Nik Grgic of FourQuest Energy Inc. (Photo: Ania & Tyler Stalman)

Inside the incredible growth of FourQuest Energy Inc., the No. 1 firm on the 2014 PROFIT 500

Essential Startup Advice from the PROFIT 500

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Starting a successful business can be brutally hard. Here are some proven strategies to get through it unfazed

How a B.C. Upstart is Building “The Greenest Oil Refinery Ever Built”

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Newcomer Pacific Future Energy is building a $10 billion refinery on the province's north coast. Will it really be eco-friendly?

The Entrepreneurial Career of Wattpad’s Allen Lau

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The co-founder and CEO of the "YouTube for e-books" shares what inspired him to venture out on his own

There’s Big Business in Big Marijuana

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How Canadian entrepreneurs are taking advantage of loosening pot laws—and how technology will brighten their prospects

2014: The Year Chinese IPOs Go Blockbuster

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Alibaba's mammoth $1-billion U.S. IPO is just be the beginning

Meet the Firm That Could Revolutionize the Energy Sector

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A Vancouver company is developing nuclear fusion reactor that promises unlimited power and zero emissions. Is this the future?

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