Chris Castillo, Founder & C.E.O.

Chris Castillo is an entrepreneur, investor, author and educator.

Chris is highly regarded as a Master Entrepreneur with experience in starting and growing over 10 successful businesses in different industries. Some of these include a restaurant, coffee shop, internet businesses, consultancy business, automotive repair shop and music entertainment company.

He has conducted seminars and workshops in Nunavik & Whapmagoostui and other Cree communities, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, New York, US, Dubai, U.A.E., Doha, Qatar, Sohar, Oman, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador, South America.

He is the author of a textbook used in Canadian Universities and Colleges called, “Small Business, An Entrepreneur’s Plan” available on Amazon.com.

With the flair of a serial entrepreneur, Chris’ ability to quickly gather the resources to start a business and grow the business to the next level has made Chris a highly sought after consultant and speaker.

 
 

David Newing, Former Secretary General for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award & Commander of the British Royal Navy

David Newing is an outstanding social entrepreneur. Drawing from his extensive experience, remarkable track record, and personal networks in Canada, the USA, and Europe, he is well recognized as a world-class leader in forward-thinking, creative management, innovation and social entrepreneurship

Following a successful 21-year career in the British Royal Navy, rising to the rank of commander, he was appointed as the London, UK—based secretary general of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association. He spent the 1980s building The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program into an International program involving over 50 national youth achievement programs (www.intaward.org) in most cases under the direction of the various countries’ Heads of State

Following a family relocation from London, UK, to Ottawa, Canada in 1992 he continued this successful track record . He is the co-founder and designer of a widening number of highly successful initiatives and new programs, including the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) (www.youthbusiness.com) he founded in 1995 and still going strong over 20 years later - now renamed Futurepreneur (http://www.futurpreneur.ca ) the Second Chance Program for young offenders founded in 1996 ( NetCorps Canada founded in 1997 leading to the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) (www.dotrust.org) founded in 2002 , Partnership Afghanistan Canada (http://pacafg.org/) founded with the Diaspora of Canada following 9/11 2001 and more recently the United Citizens Initiative (http://www.unitedcitizens.ca/) a World Citizenship Education charity he co founded and chairs which is relaunching in 2017

 
 

Dr. Lucie Kalinda , Director of Africa Development & Facilitator

Lucie Kalinda is a passionate entrepreneur with professional experience and education in medicine. She practiced as a general practitioner and eye care doctor for 8 years in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Lucie also has relevant policy analysis and project management experience in Canada in the non-profit and academic sector and particularly in the field of health.

As an entrepreneur, she opened a business as a medical liaison office assuring personalized care for foreign patients In Johannesburg, South Africa. While in Johannesburg, she focused on studying wellness and alternative medicine to treat people and went on to establish a wellness practice.

In addition to medicine, she has business experience in other ventures including consumer products, manufacturing, import/export, investment properties and business relations.

Lucie's goal is promoting the growth of Entrepreneurial Leadership throughout Africa along with coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and business owners of visible minority and help them build wealth through entrepreneurship.

 
 

Koichi Paxton, Master Entrepreneur Coach

Koichi Paxton is a successful restaurant owner.

As an entrepreneur, Koichi founded and is business owner of Ginza Ramen Restaurant in Ottawa, Canada. Ginza has received recognition for the quality of its food.

As a Master Entrepreneur Coach, Koichi provides assistance to other aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their passions for starting business and managing a team of people in a restaurant.

Koichi’s main goal is to help other entrepreneurs to start their businesses and grow their business to become a success. In addition, he is keenly interested in helping less fortunate people to become Master Entrepreneur Dynamos.

 
 

Sylvain Rochon, Master Entrepreneur Coach

Sylvain Rochon is a Master Entrepreneur Coach

As an entrepreneur, Sylvain is currently partner and Co-Founder of Stratdgi Corp, an Ottawa-based web and mobile development firm.

Sylvain mentors entrepreneurs in the Master Entrepreneur Process in both English and French. He is a presenter, mentor and business coach with many years experience.

 
 

Mohammed Almasoud, Master Entrepreneur Coach

Mohammed comes from a family that is well known in business throughout Saudi Arabia. He is also a self-made, serial entrepreneur with many years experience.

He has established over five businesses under the umbrella of Mohammed Al Masoud Foundation for General Contracting and Trade and has also founded Ahlan Wa Sahlan Solutions.

The Mohammed Al Masoud Foundation for General Contracting and Trade focuses on various businesses such as:

- Almasoud Imports, B2B American car importer, supplying car dealership with cars from North America

- Arabic Gulf Education, AGE, works with international Educational schools for the future of of Saudi students; providing advice, and working with students step by step to make sure students get the best education around the globe. Mohammed provides educational advice, housing, travel information, as well as University Admission.

- Bawarij Alkhaier, man-power human resource consulting.

- and various other businesses.

Apart from operating all the companies, Mohammed makes time to do consulting for start-ups and existing business both in Canada and Saudi Arabia