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Meet Your GEW: On the Road Ambassadors

Lauren Marinigh | November 16, 2015

This week we are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Canada and across the globe. As the GEW Canadian hosts, we wanted to give you an inside look at some rock star entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country, as well as showcase some of the great events and initiatives that are happening this week. We thought, what better way to do this than to send three ambassadors across the country to show you the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada from their perspective?

Last month we asked Canadians to show and tell us why they felt they should represent Canada and go on the road for Global Entrepreneurship Week this year as our ambassadors. After several great and creative entries, a panel of judges selected the three ambassadors below to represent Futurpreneur Canada on the road!

Aurélie Vachon
Vaudreuil, Quebec
Ambassador for:
Halifax, St. John’s & Ottawa
At 22 years old, Aurélie is a co-owner and president of H2UP, a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) company that has been in operation in Vaudreuil, Quebec since May 2015. While studying communications at UQAM University, she quickly realized that she wanted to utilize her knowledge in a project that would permit her to realize her dream to live off of her passion –paddle-boarding! Traveler, dreamer and determined entrepreneur, Aurélie wants to inspire others with her desire to enjoy life to the fullest. 

Tarah Ferguson
From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Ambassador for: Vancouver, Calgary & Montreal
About Tarah:
Tarah is the Media Communications Producer at the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) in Vancouver and the Founder and Creator of Tarah Talking Tech (2013). In 2014, she launched the Tarah Talking Tech: Women In Tech interview series to empower and inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in technology and become future founders themselves. As a result of this initiative, Tarah was nominated for the 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Community Champion and is monthly contributor on Global TV Weekend Morning News as a tech expert.

Daniel Lewis
Brampton, Ontario
Ambassador for: Saskatoon, Winnipeg & Toronto
About Daniel:
Awarded Brampton’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Daniel owns and operates his business, T By Daniel in Brampton, Ontario. As a former songwriter, actor, and recording artist, Daniel wanted to infuse his passion for tea with his artistic talents. Describing himself as adventurous, motivated and spontaneous, Daniel built a business  and harnessed a fan base and culture that keeps people excited and wanting more.

Follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #GEWcanada, and right here on the blog as these three ambassadors travel across the country this week!