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In the spirit of sharing wizdom, we interview founders, leaders, and creative thinkers about why they pursued their passion, what challenges they have overcome, and what lies ahead in their path. Hosted by Max Rivest, Co-Founder and CEO of Wize.

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In the spirit of sharing wizdom, we interview founders, leaders, and creative thinkers about why they pursued their passion, what challenges they have overcome, and what lies ahead in their path. Hosted by Max Rivest, Co-Founder and CEO of Wize.

    Kara Sam, Founder of Bucha Brew

    Kara Sam, Founder of Bucha Brew

    While she was having her first child, she was tired of just drinking water and she discovered the wonders of kombucha. Since launching her brand in 2016, she’s grown into a new facility and recently launched with 7-Eleven. Kara is a dear friend of ours in the Vancouver startup community, and we’re certain you will enjoy her entertaining story of resilience and mental stamina.

    Be sure to catch the ending for the Wize words of each episode.

    • 49 min
    Pam Rounis, Associate Creative Director at Rethink

    Pam Rounis, Associate Creative Director at Rethink

    Vancouver is becoming harder and harder to survive in as an artist, and that’s the harsh reality that all of us creatives have to face. Pam found that working in the advertising space provided her an avenue to not only gain a paycheque, but also become a better designer and professional as well. She’s found a nice balance between creativity and career priorities, especially with SAD Magazine and her freelance gigs, but it didn’t happen overnight and she put in the time. Sometimes success isn’t pending on how great of a designer or writer you are, but rather having the grit to survive and thrive in a challenging environment. As they say, what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Enjoy this episode with one of Vancouver’s leading creatives, and be sure to catch the Wize Words at the end of each episode.

    • 49 min
    Pedro Villalón, Tea Hunter and Co-Founder of O5 Tea Bar

    Pedro Villalón, Tea Hunter and Co-Founder of O5 Tea Bar

    Today we’re speaking with Pedro Villalon, an entrepreneur originally from Mexico City and now living in Vancouver for the last ten years. He’s a beverage expert and has been sourcing unique teas from all over Asia by backpacking through mountains and meeting farmers face to face. His amazing tea bar called O5 has been running for 8 years in Kitsilano and has been a beacon of innovation and education for local tea community.

    Be sure to catch the ending for the Wize words of each episode.

    • 45 min
    Karen McAthy, Co-Founder of Blue Heron & Soil YVR

    Karen McAthy, Co-Founder of Blue Heron & Soil YVR

    Today we’re speaking with Chef Karen McAthy, a pioneer in plant-based foods. Her particular specialty is creating cultured cheeses, just like regular dairy cheese, but using only plant-based sources like almonds and cashews. She’s been creating these innovative products for 10 years now, and is the co-founder of Blue Heron Cheese and Soil Restaurant. She has faced lots of opposition in her ventures but has come out on top and gained rockstar notoriety in the food industry for her perseverance.

    Be sure to catch the ending for the Wize words of each episode.

    • 51 min
    Jolin Ras, Composer & Sound Designer

    Jolin Ras, Composer & Sound Designer

    Jolin Ras is a Vancouver-based composer and sound designer who has been creating audio for Nike, Adidas, Arcteryx, and many other top brands. He continues to reach new heights, but it hasn’t come without years of hard work. Be sure to listen to the end where we highlight the Wize words of each and every episode.

    • 44 min
    Mauricio Lozano, Founder of Faculty Brewing

    Mauricio Lozano, Founder of Faculty Brewing

    Mauricio is a Mexican ex-pat living here in Vancouver since 2010. He has successfully created a critically acclaimed brewery in the sought-after neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, but it hasn’t come without its hurdles. Listen in and enjoy his story. Be sure to catch the ending where we highlight the Wize Words from each and every episode.

    • 47 min

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