Syrian Refugees Launch Successful Food Business in Victoria

“Canadians love lentils,” Ibrahim Hajibrahim says with a laugh when asked which of Saraya Hot Bread’s six Syrian food products is the most popular. Hajibrahim...

Club Kwench Is Victoria’s Newest Co-Working Space

Co-working — the act of independent professionals sharing workspaces — has become more than a trend. In fact, it may simply become the way...

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...

A Big Step for Leap XD

When talking about their new office on the north end of Government Street, Neil Tran and his team at Leap XD joke that it’s...

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...

Island Business Invents Greener Way to Freshen Air

When a client of interior designer and home contractor Christopher Tio wanted to build a bamboo fence, Tio waded deep into bamboo research. What...

There’s Something Fishy About Vancouver Island University’s New Venture

The ICSS recently started selling cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh fillets to restaurants and retailers as a revenue generator to help with the...

Interactive Live Dives: Skyping With the Ocean

The business adage, “If you swim with the sharks, you might get eaten,” has never dulled the passion of Maeva Gauthier and Mike Irvine,...

Urban Farming on a Rooftop Near You

Almost every day since June, Chris Hildreth has been planting and harvesting his 500-square-foot roof garden atop a one-storey building in the Fort Street...

The Silicon Valley Adventure of Sendwithus

At Spacestation, Fort Street’s purpose-built, shared workspace, a company called Sendwithus is moving at rocket speed to realize their very big idea. With founders...