3ef91b9Justin Policarpio is helping build Spectrum, an extra-curricular support program that encourages student entrepreneurship at McMaster University.  He also runs his own entrepreneurial venture, Roboteurs Inc, creating robots for education.  Justin tells the story of how Spectrum started and why he’s quite happy to stay in Hamilton.

Interview Links:

Nix Sensor (Matthew Sheridan)
Student Pitch Competition
Spectrum at McMaster

Restaurant:

Burnt Tongue
Jack & Lois

Cafe:

Mulberry Street Coffee House

Shop:

O’s Clothes
Sonic Unyon

Event:

Every event Spectrum runs
Innovation Factory
Startup Drinks

Natural Feature:

Hamilton skyline at night, as seen from the escarpment

KeaninBWKeanin Loomis is the President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.  After leaving Washington DC and moving to the city a few years ago, Keanin shares his story of his move to Hamilton, and becoming an integral part of the community.

Interview Links:

Hamilton Economic Summit
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant:

Rapscallion
Earth to Table Bread Bar
Aberdeen Tavern

Café:

My Dog Joe

Shop:

Newman’s Menswear
Solee Shoes

Event:

Supercrawl

 

DPDane Pedersen is Director of Art for Supercrawl, Hamilton’s yearly arts and culture festival on James Street North.  Dane gives some behind the scenes of how Supercrawl comes together, his story of how he settled in Hamilton, and some of the reasons why he loves the city.

Interview Links:

Mills Hardware
David Collier
Supercrawl
Mills Hardware
Sonic Unyon
Because Beer

Restaurant:

WORK

Cafe:

RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS

Shop:

Big B Comics

Event:

Soupfest

Sofia Stanidis from the Hamilton Conservation AuthorityJohn Williams Hamilton Conservation AuthoritySofia Stanidis is the Events and Business Development Coordinator and John Williams is the Dundas Valley 50 Year Vision and Strategy Project Manager for the Hamilton Conservation Authority. Sofia and John share their stories and challenges of how the beautiful parks and watershed of Hamilton are preserved and made available for us all to enjoy, and some of their favourite parts of it and the rest of the city.

Hamilton Conservation Authority Events
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
Christie Antique Show
Fifty Point Conservation Area (Salmon Fishing)
Eramosa Karst (Caves)
Tews Falls

Restaurant:

Radius
Snooty Fox (Warning: Website currently makes a honking sound that scared me!)

Café:

Mulberry
Detour

Shop:

Needle Work
Adventure Attic

Event:

Westfield Ice Cream Carnival
Valens Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Telling Tales

Natural Feature:

Crooks’ Hollow
Dundas Peak