February 27th @ 4:00 PM
As online shopping continues to boom beyond the pandemic, e-commerce expertise has quickly become a must-have in the toolkit of entrepreneurs looking to grow and expand their businesses.
To help Ottawa entrepreneurs get a competitive edge, we’re proud to present Expert Insights: Q&A with E-Commerce Leaders – an opportunity to gain insights from leaders who have grown their businesses and found success by effectively selling online.
Save the date:
- February 27th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
- 7 BAYVIEW STATION RD
This event will feature an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of leaders who’ve found success with their e-commerce businesses, including Edmond Georges, Co-Founder of Hobbiesville and David Gaylord, CEO of Bushbalm Skincare.
From navigating supply chain disruptions to conquering marketing saturation, these e-commerce leaders have worked to establish their businesses here in Ottawa and have weathered the storms of online business.
Ask the burning questions that keep you up at night.
Gain battle-tested strategies for success in the ever-evolving world of e-commerce. Take advantage of this opportunity to bring forward your toughest challenges and gather insights that go beyond the textbooks.
Build your network in Ottawa’s e-commerce community
Join like-minded entrepreneurs in the Ottawa business community to gain valuable insights and find new opportunities to get your name out there and grow your business!
Join us at Bayview Yards on February 27th – and discover firsthand how these entrepreneurs overcame challenges to build thriving e-commerce ventures.
Admission is FREE, but seats are limited! Secure your seat now and join us for an event to help increase your online sales and take your business to the next level.
About our speakers:
David Gaylord, CEO, Bushbalm Skincare
David Gaylord is the current Chief Executive Officer at Bushbalm Skincare, and a former 7-year Shopify alumni. The company was seen on Dragons’ Den in 2020 and has scaled rapidly — being named Ottawa’s fastest-growing company in 2021 and 2022.
His main role is scaling Bushbalm, which sells products to treat ingrown hairs, razor burn, dark spots and other commonly ignored skin irritations. The company may seem niche, but it’s in a vast hair removal market.
For six years he worked alongside Shopify’s Chief Operating Officer, Toby Shannan and learned what goes into scaling a fast-growing operation. Since then, he’s taken his marketing and e-commerce experience to scale Bushbalm to hundreds of waxing salons in North America, large major retailers and hundreds of thousands of consumers struggling with pesky skin concerns worldwide.
Edmond Georges, Co-Founder, Hobbiesville
Edmond Georges has 19 years of experience in cyber security, data analytics, software development and e-commerce. Over the past 10 years, he has founded several companies in tech, ecom/retail, and hospitality. He specializes in strategy, tech, finance, scaling, branding and digital marketing.
Of the companies he has founded, Hobbiesville, is a standout project that bootstrapped to mid-eight figures in a short three-year timeline. Founded in the summer of 2020, the retailer focuses on trading cards, sports cards, collectibles, toys, puzzles and board games, generating 90% of sales online and 10% in-store.
In this short timeline, Hobbiesville has scaled to three locations: two stores (Ottawa (2400sqft) + Toronto(5400sqft)) and a distribution warehouse (4400sqft). To date, Hobbiesville has shipped 1,000,000+ products to 5500 cities globally.