At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Sports space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder & CEO of Battlefy
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About Battlefy: Battlefy is the simplest way to find and manage esports competitions.
CEO & Co-Founder of PLAYR.gg
Entrepreneur, CEO, Strategist, Content Creator
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About PLAYR.gg, The Human Startup: PLAYR.gg was a technology platform that enables enterprise brands to generate, segment, and activate first-party customer data.
CEO & President of RYU Apparel
Marcello Leone is highly regarded as a visionary in the fashion industry. Recognized as one of North America’s leading retailers operating one of the Canada’s largest and most successful independent specialty stores for over 16 years, Mr. Leone’s entrepreneurial achievements are a result of his strong leadership, strategic vision and ability to raise capital. In 2012 he founded Naturo Group Investments Inc., which owns Trace Blackwater, a rapidly growing private beverage company with distribution in over 2,000 locations. Mr. Leone has been an RYU investor since 2011.
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About BevCanna Enterprises, RYU Apparel: RYU Apparel specializes in developing men’s and women’s performance apparel for the athletic minded consumer.
Co-Founder & CEO of Sports Technology Group
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About Sports Technology Group: STG offers professional blockchain services and an athlete management application enabled by blockchain technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of HeadCheck Health
Harrison Brown is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at HeadCheck Health. He is the inventor, manager, and industry expert for the company. Harrison is a PhD candidate and Masters of Science graduate at UBC, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, and has broad scientific research experience in sports-related concussion identification and management.
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About HeadCheck Health: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) concussion testing & compliance monitoring solution that works for any sports organization or clinic.
Darcy E. Krogh
President & CEO of Global Daily Fantasy Sports
Darcy Krogh serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Global Daily Fantasy Sports.
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About Global Daily Fantasy Sports: GDFSI is a multi-tenanted gateway that allows operators to offer their customers a Daily Fantasy Sports product.
Co-founder & CEO of Shnarped
Founder at Shnarped
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About Asana, Shnarped: Shnarped builds sports media applications for athletes and fans to connect and create simple video highlights.
Co-Founder and CEO of Vamo Tech Inc.
Ben is a student entrepreneur in his final semester at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vamo Tech Inc., a sports technology company that builds smart training aids for hockey players. At SFU Beedie’s 2016 Opportunity Fest, Vamo Tech won first place in the category of Most Technologically Innovative Opportunity, where Ben also won Mr. Opportunity as the most engaging male presenter. Recently, Ben competed in the final round of the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition in Toronto and reached the final three in the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Regional Competition in Vancouver. He is currently completing his BBA, with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
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About Vamo Tech Inc.: Technology for specialized sports training