So as you know, or will find out soon enough: I love making lists about people. Simply because Montreal is filled with successful and driven men and women, and we SHOULD praise them. We should make more of them, and inspire others to set goals and achieve them.
Opening a company and risking EVERYTHING is one of the most honourable things someone can do. Being an entrepreneur is not a job, it's a lifestyle. I've gathered some of the top men in the biz, who have all taken a risk because they've had a desire to do more.
Give a hand of applause to...
Montreal HOTTEST Startup C-E-O's
(That's Chief Executive Officer, for those who didn't graduate high school).
photo cred - Leo Gamayunov
CEO and Founder of Wish Box. WishBox allows to send a selection of experiences and activities in the form of a gift.
photo cred - Canadian Business
Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani
Co-Founder and Owners of Frank & Oak. An online-based retail company that began with an inventive approach to integrate design and technology – all for the purpose of helping men buy the clothes and accessories they crave at reasonable prices.
photo cred - Karim Leduc
CEO of Dulcedo Modeling Agency. Dulcedo represents a selection of Montreal’s most talented local models and artists.
photo cred - Jae Anthony
Founder of Seasoned Dreams. Seasoned Dreams is a Montreal restaurant sensation and home of the famous Jerk Chicken Poutine! They are recognized for their unique Caribbean flair and flavours. Their meals are also available for delivery, pick-up, or for catering services.
photo cred - Andrew Asfour
It runs in the family. Starting off with his dad and uncle owning salons, Andrew is now the sole owner of his very own in Montreal, his new venture will be located in the borough of Cote St Luc. Although he is recognized for his men cuts (he was an assistant educator for men), Andrew also does women cuts and styling for personal and commercial services.
photo cred - Phil Black
Owner/Operator at Blackout Fitness Centre. Blackout fits all your fitness needs with with a vast array of classes, top notch trainers, state of the art equipment, therapy centre and juice bar located in Montreal's Griffintown area.
photo cred - Montreal Gazette
Christopher Lecky and Nicolas Duvernas
The bulls behind PUR Vodka. PUR Vodka offers a hint of grain with undertones of pear, meant to be enjoyed straight up on the rocks.
photo cred - Marco Vita
One of the Owners of AMG Car Detailing. A company that offers you mobile car wash and detailing services. The concept behind the brand is there's no need to wait in line to clean your car, as the clean car now comes to you. They wash or detail your car at your location, at your convenience.
photo cred - Dan Robinaud
CEO and Co-Founder of PasswordBox. PasswordBox is the world's first digital life manager. It is a free service that allows users to securely store, retrieve and share passwords and other personal data anytime, anywhere, on any device.
photo cred - LinkedIn
Owner of Fresh Mints alongside Cherif Habib. Freshmints offers wholesome, convenient, and affordable meals made from the freshest ingredients.
photo cred - Data Innovation
CEO and Founder of Semantria. They are the industry leader in translating text into profitable decisions. The idea behind Semantria is to enable a nontechnical user to get access to fully-fledged sentiment and text analysis and classification in under three minutes and for less than $1000.
photo cred - Charles Brun
CEO and Co-Founder of Now In Store, a marketing platform that allows businesses to create marketing materials for direct mail purposes.
photo cred - Les Affaires
CEO and Founder at AmpMe. AmpMe is the most portable sound system allowing you to stream music anywhere. Play music and turn your iOS and Android phones into a giant speaker.
photo cred - LinkedIn
Founder & President at JPA Environmental.
photo cred - Forbes
CEO & Founder of 5by. Greg is a Canadian Internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
photo cred - Interaction
Entrepreneur. Co-founder & CEO at Busbud. Busbud is a worldwide bus and coach travel company that allows travellers to easily search, compare, and book their intercity bus tickets. Busbud operates throughout Europe, South America, North America, Africa, and other destinations.
photo cred - cultmontreal
Satay Brothers. Singaporean street food stall at the Atwater Market that moves to a nearby indoor nook in the winter. Satay Brothers is owner and operated by Alex, Mat (his brother) and their mom, Kim.
photo cred - Twitter
Founder & CEO of Cory Vines. A new type of athletic wear - exclusively online.
photo cred - Piron Ward
Co-Founder and CEO of Piron Ward. PW is an independent consulting firm founded in 2012 by Marie-Christine Piron and David Ward, two human resources and compensation professionals.