Donna Reid of the Hamilton StoreDonna Reid is owner of The Hamilton Store, a beautiful shop on James Street North showcasing quality local products.  Donna shares how she came to Hamilton, how she realized her dream of opening the shop, and some of her favourite aspects of the city.  The interview was recorded live inside the store.

 

Interview Links:

The Hamilton Store
Anita Thomas @urbanmoon
Paul Simon
G.S. Dunn Factory

Restaurant:

Acclamation
Incognito
Charred

Cafe:

Mulberry

Shop:

Jamesville Hardware
Miller Shoes

Event:

Doors Open Hamilton

Natural Feature:

Bay Front Park

Curtis Ingleton and Halden Sproule of Genius I.E. talk about how their company and a handful of others are defining the growing 3D printing space, and how advanced manufacturing companies and techniques are a great fit to Hamilton.  We also chat about what brought them to Hamilton and why they love the city, and the Hamilton Tool Library that Halden started.

Links:

Genius I.E.
Innovation Factory
HalTech

Restaurant:

2 Black Sheep
Maxwell’s
Cake and Loaf

Cafe:

Ola Cafe
Mulberry

Shop:

Tegs Tools
Hamilton Tool Library

Event:

Supercrawl
The Pearl Company

Natural Feature:

The Gazillion Waterfalls
The North End

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