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Montreal DJ spins his passion into music-markup app

Entrepreneur and DJ Kam Lal has come up with a business at the crossroads of music and technology – annotation software that lets users mark up audio files and share them. Now, how to lure the right kind of leaders to join it?

Nov 23, 2016

No rest for Calgary mattress-recycling entrepreneur

What’s the best way to keep used mattresses out of a landfill? Calgary resident Shawn Cable had an epiphany and started a recycling company. But he’s still looking for partner firms to buy the steel, foam, cotton and wood

Nov 02, 2016

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Josh O’Kane writes about small business, growth strategies, and commercial property, with occasional sojourns into the world of music. Since joining The Globe and Mail in 2011, he has covered investing, business and national news, telling stories from New Brunswick to Nairobi.

His 2016 book, Nowhere With You, examines the music and career of Joel Plaskett through the lens of leaving and staying in Canada's Maritime provinces, and is a national bestseller.

Josh holds degrees in chemistry, psychology and journalism, and has previously written for the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, Here Magazine, Exclaim! Magazine, OpenFile.ca, the Canadian University Press and the Toronto Star.

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