Risk-Takers and Money Makers: Edmonton Entrepreneurs

This Thursday, we'll chat with CBC Edmonton's Mark Connolly at a special edition of his Mark About Town... at night series for "Risk-takers and Money-Makers: Edmonton Entrepreneurs." In partnership with the Leder School of Business at the King's University, a great panel of local entrepreneurs (including two Startup Edmonton alumni companies) will share their lessons learned while building businesses in Edmonton. 

  • Justine Barber, co-founder of Poppy Barley shoes. Justine and her sister launched Poppy Barley in 2012 in their pursuit of a shoe factory that cared about its people just as much as it cares about a quality product.
  • Jordan Jolicoeur, CEO of Carvel Electric and recipient of the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2018, took over a small electrical business and turned it into a fast-growing successful industrial electrical contractor.
  • Nicolette Leonardis is Co-Founder of Visio Media. Her award-winning company specializes in analytics-based advertising and just-in-time metrics focused on elevator advertising.
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Stephanie Enders, Manager - Startup Edmonton, will round out the conversation with how we support entrepreneurs and trends we see in the community.

Plus, lots of practical next steps for folks wanting to take the leap into entrepreneurship. 


The iMedia Social Media Conference is all about providing practical advice on digital marketing from pros who live it day-in-and-day-out for companies, clients, and projects they love. We appreciate that the organizers make a promise to attendees that they'll walk away with strategies and tools they can implement first thing on Monday morning when they get back to the office. 

Steph will be there leading the "How to Hack Video Ad Placement on a Budget" session & teach you to use some of the best tools we've found to get your video ads in front of really hard to reach audiences.

There are loads of other great people sharing their expertise, and we're looking forward to learning from them, too! Check out the full roster of session leaders & keynote speakers! 

 No fluff, no BS, no in-a-perfect-world theory. At the 6th Annual iMEDIA Social Media Conference in March 2017, you’ll enjoy interactive, practical learning experiences with industry pros and plenty of networking opportunities with your peers.  Photo Credit: iMedia Social Media Conference, December 16, 2017 - Facebook. 

No fluff, no BS, no in-a-perfect-world theory. At the 6th Annual iMEDIA Social Media Conference in March 2017, you’ll enjoy interactive, practical learning experiences with industry pros and plenty of networking opportunities with your peers.

Photo Credit: iMedia Social Media Conference, December 16, 2017 - Facebook.