Greig Perantinos has owned and operated Cool Moose Creamery since 2008, when it opened its first location in Alliston, Ont., serving hard ice cream and frozen yogurt from May through September. The following summer, a second store was added in the town of Cookstown.
After two summers, Mr. Perantinos also raised $7,000 for local charities, including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Simcoe, the Alliston and District Humane Society, the Tottenham Food Bank, and the Tottenham Lions Club.
For his efforts, and because he is still a full-time student at the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Perantinos was named one of three Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) 2010 student entrepreneur Ontario champions and a regional champion.
“Being an entrepreneur is a dream come true for me, and it is an honour to be recognized for doing something that I love,” Mr. Perantinos told ACE. Listen to a Globe podcast with him here.
He joined us to talk about how he balances school and work. View an archive in the box below.