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Screen capture from AEON Attire's page
Screen capture from AEON Attire's page

How I Started

Breakdancers use busking tips to launch startup Add to ...

Whether it was outlined on the back of a paper napkin, it was financed by your sister’s mother-in-law’s next-door neighbour, or it was a desperation move after you were laid off by a corporation, we want to hear about how your small or medium-sized business got its start.

Patrick Lum is the co-founder of AEON Attire. In this edition of How I Started, he explains how he and his partners raised seed money for their startup through breakdancing in Toronto. 

If you’re an entrepreneur and you’d like to contribute to the series, please fill out the following submission form here. For added inspiration, check out our YouTube channel featuring small business owners across the country.

If you’re chosen to participate, be prepared to shoot and send us a two-minute video of yourself telling your start-up story. We’re not looking for anything fancy. A smart phone camera will do.


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