Entrepreneurs can convert a new idea or invention into a successful innovation. They create new products, services, business models, or entire product categories and markets, and their businesses drive revenue and create new jobs that drive economic growth.

For decades, I have crossed paths with many brilliant and driven entrepreneurs and feel their origin stories are perhaps the most fascinating aspect of who they are. Each issue Portfolio.YVR (partner publication to Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine) will focus on ten entrepreneurs via their work. Exploring who they are and delving into what drives them to succeed.

In this inaugural issue learn about the world of personal electric vehicles and how Will Fan‘s Emobily is changing how we get around. Marianne Zakhour’s Orderbot system supplies businesses with a powerful tool to ensure their products get where they need to be more accurate and boost customer satisfaction.

How Zahoor Hassan (Wythyn Beauty) and Spencer Angeltvedt & Tyler Yang (LOA Skin) saw a gap in the beauty industry and are steadily building product lines that are kinder to people and the planet.

How Aly Armstrong Event Planning & Design is taking on one of the city’s most beloved events, Diner en Blanc, and how Hot Republic‘s David Guembhyt Jr provides luxury-lovers with VIP parties that keep guests rolling up in sleek hypercars.

How AylexTV Inc‘s 28-year-old founder, Aylex Thunder, has built a digital empire by asking strangers questions and how a duo from the UK, Guy Gregory and James Burke, are taking bespoke vehicles to the next level with Gregory-Burke Defenders.

And how Toronto’s Alan Anderson designs Gilded Age-inspired jewelry that is in demand with modern fashionista, and how former Tiffany & Co. executive Pamela Cloud launched Roseate, using traditional cultivation techniques and offering luxury pearl jewelry that benefits ocean conservation efforts. I was inspired by the stories of each of these entrepreneurs and hope, in turn, you find them interesting, thought-provoking, and very share-worthy.

Cheers & Ciao!

Helen Siwak, EIC & Publisher
EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc.

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Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, PORTFOLIOY.YVR Business & Entrepreneurs Magazine, and digital women's lifestyle magazine EcoLuxLifestyle.co. She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at helen@ecoluxluv.com.
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