10 to Watch

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    Top New Island Businesses Announced at 10 to Watch Awards

    Including two VIATEC Members!

    April 5, 2017 (News Release) VICTORIA — Douglas magazine is proud to announce the winners of their eighth annual 10 to Watch Awards for 2017. These awards highlight the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.

    The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on April 4 at The Leonardo Da Vinci Centre in Victoria, B.C. and were selected by an independent panel of judges that included local business owners and representatives of the University of Victoria Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and Royal Roads University School of Business.

    The 2017 10 to Watch winners are:

    On April 5, you can read more about the 2017 winners here.  

    “We celebrate each of these innovative 10 to Watch winners for their entrepreneurial spirit and courage to leave the comfort zone,” says Lise Gyorkos, co-owner of Page One Publishing, which produces Douglas magazine. “A 10 to Watch Award is a strong vote of confidence from the experts, and these are businesses who demonstrate sound business models, scalability, talent and great market potential.”

    Now in their eighth year, the 10 to Watch Awards recognize Vancouver Island’s best new companies, which have been in business for three years or less. Previous winners include: LlamaZoo, DeeBees Organics, Flytographer, Indochino, Rumble Energy Drink, Elate Cosmetics and Stocksy United.

    Douglas is Vancouver Island’s business magazine, published by award-winning Page One Publishing. Page One also publishes YAM magazine, Victoria’s lifestyle magazine.

    The 10 to Watch Awards are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Title Sponsor Peninsula Co-op and supporting sponsors.

    Douglas Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Slavens and select winners will be available for interviews, upon request. 

    For further information and interviews, contact:

    Kerry Slavens, Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Magazine

    Cell: 250-516-0152

    Phone: 250-595-7243

    Email: kslavens@pageonepublsihing.ca

     

    ABOUT THE WINNERS:

    TrichAnalytics

    The only commercial laboratory in Canada to use laser ablation for biological tissues to answer questions regarding health, nutrition and metal exposure.

    Roll.Focus. Productions

    A video production company that combines a journalistic approach with simple digital marketing strategies, striking the balance between budget and value for its small-business clients.

    Cultured Kombucha

    The maker of kombucha — a probiotic beverage made of fermented tea — which uses organic ingredients and sells it primarily on tap and by bulk-fill, leaving a low environmental footprint. 

    FreshWorks Studio

    A tech firm that uses a collaborative team approach to develop elegant and sophisticated mobile apps for private- and public-sector companies, on both iOS and Android platforms.

    Studio Robazzo

    A multi-faceted design firm that takes on everything from interior design to graphic design to websites to industrial design to retail displays and even stage sets. 

    Angela Cote Consulting Inc.

    A franchise consultant and business-growth specialist who helps business owners convert to the franchise model, and assists established franchisors take their business to the next level.

    SOHO Victoria

    An annual one-day conference and networking event for small companies and home-based businesses that includes speakers, workshops, round-table discussions and one-on-one expert advisor sessions.

    Miiko Skin Co

    A natural skincare line that focuses on using high-quality local ingredients, delivering its products with education and keeping its environmental footprint low.

    Rep Lab Communications

    A public relations and marketing company that enhances its clients’ reputations in the good times but whose grounding in crisis management can also help when issues arise.

    Victoria Soda Works

    Maker of handcrafted, small-batch soda pop, available in 16 different flavours sweetened with cane sugar, as well as a line of sugar-free selzers.

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    Douglas Magazine is excited to announce the winners of their seventh annual 10 to Watch Awards. These awards highlight the very best of Vancouver Island’s new businesses.

    Victoria, BC - April 7, 2016 - The winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night at The Union Club in downtown Victoria and were selected by an independent panel of judges that included business owners and representatives of the University of Victoria Peter Gustavson School of Business and Royal Roads University School of Business. The 2016 10 to Watch winners include three VIATEC Members and a VIATEC VAP Program Participant!

    The winners are:

    “These 10 winners are an inspiring group who dare to think different,” says Lise Gyorkos, whose company Page One Publishing produces Douglas magazine. “Not only do they demonstrate innovation and a dedication to their businesses, they embody the entrepreneurial spirit that the 10 to Watch Awards were created to champion.”

    Now in their 7th year, the 10 to Watch Awards recognize Vancouver Island's best new companies, which have been in business for three years or less. Previous winners include: DeeBees Organics, Flytographer, Indochino, SendtoNews, Rumble Energy Drink, Parc Modern Interiors, Cook Culture and Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

    Douglas is Vancouver Island’s business magazine, published by award-winning Page One Publishing. Page One also publishes YAM Magazine, Victoria’s lifestyle magazine, and Salt, a Vancouver Island travel and lifestyle magazine for Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver readers.

    Douglas Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Slavens and select winners will be available for interviews, upon request. 

    For further information and interviews, contact:

    Kerry Slavens, Editor-in-Chief, Douglas Magazine

    Cell: 250-516-0152

    Phone: 250-595-7243

    Email: kslavens@pageonepublsihing.ca

     

    ABOUT THE WINNERS:

    E-Quick Eco Courier (Victoria), http://www.e-quick.ca/

    Can a courier company make the world a better place? E-Quick Eco Courier is a zero-emissions courier, delivery and distribution system that promotes sustainability and environmental awareness in everything it does.

    Easy Job Quote (Victoria), http://easyjobquote.com/

    An online marketplace that brings homeowners and contractors together for a fair bidding process, Easy Job Quote helps homeowners prepare projects for tender and its blind bidding system simplifies the process for contractors.

    Echosec (Victoria), https://www.echosec.net/

    This tech company is making waves globally with its location-based social-media monitoring and analytics platform. From city happenings to war zones, Echosec takes you beyond the nightly news, straight to the people posting.

    Enigmatic Events (Victoria), http://www.enigmaticevents.com/

    This event planner helps your business by facilitating team building. Enigmatic Events provides a "gameful" way of doing meetings, allowing for real results that carry over into a business’s project work.

    Joma Environmental (Victoria), http://jomaenv.ca/

    A triple-bottom-line company focused on protecting the quality of our drinking water, soil and air, Joma Environmental’s waste and recycling systems manage contaminated-site remediation, emergency–spill response, hazardous waste-disposal and ecological reclamation.

    LlamaZoo Interactive (Victoria), http://www.llamazoo.com/

    An edtech platform that allows veterinary students to learn anatomy from 3D digital models instead of textbooks and dissection, LlamaZoo helps students become more engaged and universities reduce the big costs of running labs.

    Resthouse Sleep Solutions (Duncan), https://resthouse.ca/

    Sleep specialists who know that one-size-fits all doesn’t work when it comes to bedding, Resthouse Sleep Solutions focus on customized solutions and organic options to help its customers get the best night's sleep.

    TellWell (Victoria), http://tellwell.ca/

    A self-publishing company that gives its authors 100-per-cent net royalties, TellWell makes its money on services rather than mark-up and book sales, keeping its authors’ best interests at heart.

    The Wandering Mollusk Oyster Catering Co. (Victoria), http://www.wanderingmollusk.com/

    This boutique catering company’s passion for oysters is turning Victoria into a mollusk-lover’s paradise, as The Wandering Mollusk brings its ocean-to-table philosophy and a contagious enthusiasm for the seafood to its venues.

    Toque Catering (Victoria), http://www.toquecatering.com/

    A catering company that knows farm-to-table is more than a trend, Toque Catering uses local and sustainable products in its aim to fill an untapped niche in a Victoria market that craves upscale comfort food and customizable menus.

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    Athena McKenzie | Associate Editor
     
    Page One Publishing Inc
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