2018 Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Emcees
Jonah is a 17-year-old grade twelve student at Citadel High School. After graduation he plans to continue to pursue entrepreneurship especially in the fields of sustainable technology such as electric cars and solar energy. Jonah currently owns a business with his father, Metro Screen Prints, a home-based custom apparel business. Jonah is currently the President of his JA Company Loop (Volta Incubator) where they are creating an application for smartphones tailored to students as a calendar service.
“JA has taught me the value of teamwork. I would often think I could do things alone, but now I realize how valuable having a team is.”
-Jonah Larsen, Company Program Achiever
Alice is a 16-year-old grade eleven student attending Citadel High School. After graduation next year, she plans to study biology and commerce at the University of Toronto, in hopes of opening her own vet clinic. On Alice’s bucket list is to some day be able to pitch her business idea on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Alice is currently the President of her JA Company, Dr. Paw (NSBI Incubator) where they have crafted a wax-based organic balm product to prevent dog’s paws from cracking in harsh weather conditions.
“JA never fails to push me out of my comfort zone, but it is always then that I realize I am capable of doing all those things I've doubted. Like making a sale, dialing that number I've always procrastinated contacting, and most importantly, creating a company and watching it spiral into something beautiful I could never have achieved without my peers."
-Alice Song, Company Program Achiever
Alexander is a 17-year-old grade 12 student at Prince Andrew High School. After graduation, he is going to Dalhousie University and entering the Computer Science program. In addition to being involved with the JA Company Program, he is also a member of the Youth Board at the Youth Project in Halifax. Alexander is currently the President of his JA Company, CY-STEM (Lockheed Martin Incubator) where they are designing a trivia application that is entertaining and educational fun activities to help players learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
“JA has given me experience in a leadership role and has also allowed me to learn first hand about what business is like - both the highs and lows. It has also increased my skill set of public speaking and interacting with a group.”
- Alexander Colaiacovo, Company Program Achiever