How Houseplant Co-Founders Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Built A Values-First Cannabis Brand

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of Houseplant

The geniuses behind cinematic hits like Pineapple Express and Superbad, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are building a values-first cannabis brand, one that is seemingly attracting the same cult-like following as their films. In 2019, the duo launched Houseplant in partnership with Canopy Growth Corp. and have since released a line of thoughtfully designed, cannabis […]

EMERGE Commerce CEO Ghassan Halazon Is Growing His Company Into an E-Commerce Empire

EMERGE Commerce CEO Ghassan Halazon sitting on couch in black and white photo

EMERGE Commerce makes its long-anticipated trading debut on the TSX Venture Exchange under TSXV: ECOM. During these unprecedented times, it’s no secret that the e-commerce sector has skyrocketed, experiencing more growth this year than it has over the prior decade. Global e-commerce giant Amazon has only recently attained profitability after 20 years but that hasn’t […]

Re-Imagining Regent Park: How the Famous Toronto Neighbourhood is Becoming the Gold Standard for Community Revitalization

The Regent Park revitalization demonstrates how a developer successfully working alongside a community can create an energized, vibrant neighbourhood where residents can thrive. Discover how Evolv Rental Residence developed by The Daniels Corporation is reshaping rental living in this diverse community. Reorganizing an existing city structure for social and economic reasons is a challenging endeavour. […]

Meik Wiking (Happiness Research Institute CEO) On How to Harness Joy

Meik Wiking wearing scarf and brown blazer

Meik Wiking is an influential happiness researcher and the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. Acknowledging that Denmark regularly tops the list for global happiness rankings, Wiking wanted to know: why? A New York Times bestselling author, his previous books (The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke) have explored […]

Twenty One Toys Founder Ilana Ben-Ari is Redefining Play to Teach What Textbooks Can’t

Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari looking at toys

For over a decade Ilana Ben-Ari has worked at the intersection of design and social innovation. Her brainchild, Twenty One Toys, is a training and development toy company bringing intentional play into the workplace and classroom. Ben-Ari is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of the company. The inspiration for the business started years ago […]

MarketBox CEO, Diana Goodwin, on Using Technology to Empower Service Businesses


Moving from the consulting world at Bain & Company to bootstrapping her first startup, AquaMobile, Diana Goodwin is no stranger to the unique challenges of growing a business.  AquaMobile is a mobile swim school operating globally, where swimming instructors travel to students to provide at-home swim lessons. Customers can easily book and pay for appointments […]

Brad Pilgrim, CEO of Parity on Making Urban Living Sustainable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Brad Pilgrim spent five years working for successful energy startups focused on generating new energy, with products related to portable solar gear and solar rooftops. It was during this time he noticed a gap he felt existed in the clean-tech industry. Enter: Parity. ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:19|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Playfair%20Display%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Inspired by the consumption side of the industry, Pilgrim […]