Matte Babel is a pop-culture icon featured in a variety of TV roles, including as VJ for MuchMusic and host of MuchOnDemand. After five great years, Matte then earned a spot as co-host of CP24 Breakfast, as correspondent for eTalk and now the host of Canada Sings. He’s interviewed superstars like Mariah Carey, P. Diddy and James Blunt, and speaks from personal experience about reaching for your goals.
Sonya JF Barnett
Sex Educator, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Co-Founder of SlutWalkTO
Sonya JF Barnett, known for being a champion of women’s sexual rights, has worked to create a safe and welcoming community for people to experience the juncture between sex, education, and art. She continues to promote sex positivity and confront stereotypes about sexuality, gender, sexwork and eroticism. A certified sex educator, she feels most at home teaching people of any age about sex beyond simple biology.
Founder of Notable.ca
Julian Brass founded Notable.ca (Notable.ca) the first online publication exclusively created for upwardly mobile, Generation X and Generation Y Canadians. With millions of monthly visitors and over 100,000 members, today Notable is the national authority on all things related to the lives of young, driven, professionals.
Founder & CEO of Freshii, CBC Dragon
Matthew Corrin is well on his way to building a billion dollar business. While working in New York City for fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, a young Matthew Corrin noted the lack of well branded fresh food businesses. At 23 years old, Matthew set out to create a restaurant brand that would help people all over the world live healthier and longer lives with fast food that is convenient and affordable. Enter Freshii: the brand is now growing at a faster pace than Starbucks. He’s one of the newest Dragons’ on CBC’s spin off show – Next Gen Den, he took on the Undercover Boss Challenge, has shared the stage with Richard Branson, and earns rave reviews for his presentations.
Co-Founder & CEO, Nurse Next Door
John DeHart is a speaker who is fully engaged in leadership, entrepreneurship and culture every day in his own business. His message is for everyone helping their organization, business and employees to get to a higher level of engagement in the enterprise. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services John has built the company into one of Canada’s most successful health care brands, with over 85 locations in Canada and the United States.
Chief Platform Officer at Canada's Smartest Company: Shopify.
Harley’s charm, wit and youthful entrepreneurial spirit brings a great energy to conferences and events across the country. His personal philosophy is about ‘the hustle’. Go hard, go fast, build the best and execute.