All posts by BijanNasiri

Episode 142 Peter-Paul Van Hoeken FrontFundr

Peter-Paul has over 15 years of experience in finance, investment management, and business consultancy. He’s held multiple senior management positions with global banks including ABNAMRO Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland in the areas of corporate strategy, commercial and investment banking. Peter-Paul has also held management consultancy roles in Europe. Upon relocating with his family to Canada in 2010, Peter-Paul worked as a consultant for several early stage companies and experienced the challenges that they face in attracting capital. He realized that venture financing was not leveraging technology and in 2013, Peter-Paul founded FrontFundr to address this challenge and take on the opportunity to create the New Capital Market. He also serves as a Director on the National Board of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA). Peter-Paul holds a Master of Science in business economics and finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.
twitter: @petervanhoeken, @frontfundr

Episode 141 Jennifer from MuseFind

Jennifer is the CEO of MuseFind–the standard in influencer marketing. Her expertise spans between her 10 years as a professional soldier and now a thought leader in publications for Forbes, Havas Luxe, Digiday, Microsoft and United Nations on influencer marketing and has presented in both the USA, Canada, and Hong Kong. As CEO of MuseFind, she has now grown the platform from 14.5M impressions to over 70M in under 2 years.
Twitter: @themusefind
Instagram: @musefind

Episode 140 David Allen

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company, a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies. David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD® ), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life.

Episode 139 Jayesh Parmar Picatic

Jayesh Parmar Serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of event industry experience, public speaker and featured personality in startup documentary DayJob. Jayesh Parmar is Picatic’s CEO/Cofounder and is listed as one of the world’s top 10 Tech Entrepreneurs Disrupting The Event Industry. Winner of SISO 2013 breakthrough event technology award. Visit Picatic, or follow Jayesh’s twitter feed @jayeshnews. Jayesh has received exceptional mentoring from The Canadian Technology Accelerators in San Francisco and New York City and was part of the 2012 Extreme Startup Cohort in Toronto.


Episode 138 Brian Scudamore O2E

Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person. He is well-known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? which he started in Vancouver, BC. He’s added brands in the painting, moving, and home-detailing industries under the O2E Brands banner. A strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development, he has attended programs offered by MIT for several years. If he’s not launching a new brand or coming up with a new, big idea, he’s biking or hanging out with his family in Vancouver, BC

Episode 137 Laura Furtado DivaGirl

Laura Furtado, still in her early 30s, has successfully built a millionaire net worth by being an entrepreneur for over 8 years, and is currently bi-coastal between Toronto & Vancouver. She is a serial entrepreneurial, being Founder/Owner of DivaGirl, Sexy & Wealthy in Heels and #SuccessBABE.

Episode 136 Minto Roy

Minto Roy is a Managing Partner at Social Print Paper and Royal Printers.  Royal Printers is a global leader in sustainable paper and print solutions and the creator of “Sugar Sheet paper. Minto was recognized “One of Canada’s Top Emerging Immigrant Entrepreneurs” in 2006 by the National Post and was also recognized in 2016 by Canada’s Clean50 as “One of Canada’s Top 50 Leaders in Sustainability”. Minto has also created 4 popular radio shows in Vancouver related to H.R., Sales, Marketing and Business and has published many articles in national and regional publications.

Episode 135 Paulina Cameron, Futurpreneur Canada

Paulina Cameron, Director BC & Yukon, Futurpreneur Canada

Paulina in an impact-driven leader. She is currently the Director for BC & Yukon at Futurpreneur Canada- a national NPO providing early stage resources, mentorship, and financing to startup entrepreneurs aged 18-39. Paulina also currently serves on the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Youth Employment, advising the Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister of Youth, and is one of Simon Fraser University’s leading innovators, as a visiting professor teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Episode 134 Mary Jane Copps The phone lady!

Mary Jane Copps embraced her alter ego – The Phone Lady – in 2006 and she has worked with over 400 clients training over 10,000 individuals how to communicate more effectively on the telephone.  Mary Jane has been profiled as a communications expert by the Wall Street Journal, National Post, The Globe & Mail, CBC, CTV, Global as well as other publications, television and radio outlets throughout North America (including a very silly skit on This Hour Has 22 Minutes!). She is also the author of: The Phone Book: Essential Telephone Communication Skills and write a weekly blog on all things … phone! In May of this year, Mary Jane was awarded the national 2016 BDC Mentorship Award through Futurpreneur Canada for her work with young entrepreneurs, helping them grow their businesses and maximize their impact on the economic growth of Atlantic Canada.