Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.
Shane Harideen, otherwise known as Spade, is a Hip-Hop artist, producer, video director, videographer, and clothing line owner from the GTA. He is the founder of his own Music Company, KNWLDG, in which he releases all of his music exclusively.
VIVRE' is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to express itself through fashion, creating environmental and social awareness in harmony with nature.
Babygagaa Boutique was created with the insight of helping families struggling to buy clothes for their children and was able to start selling more successfully online with the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program.
Jeannine Clayton is the founder of theBUTco., a Canadian sustainable activewear + gear label empowering girls and women to move.
Kraftika Kreations is a luxury high-quality handmade scrunchy business based out of Toronto, Ontario. The hands and the heart of the business, Rowena Dumada-ug has applied her love for high-end fashion into her business.
Nicarno Francis is the owner of Avondale Cleaners and Alterations, a dry-cleaning business, that went digital to best serve their customers and give the gift of one less chore to do.
Jamone Munda is the owner of Custom Kicks T.O, a business creating one-of-a-kind designs on shoes in Mississauga, Ontario. Jamone started his business in 2020 and is now the #1 shoe customizer in Toronto.
Giysi is a women’s modest wear online store owned by Umair Usmani. The business’ aim is to make modesty accessible by creating the biggest online platform for modest wear clothing in North America.
Andy Lam is the owner and operator of ECOMASK, Located in Toronto, Ontario. ECOMASK is a highly durable, three-layer mask which provides excellent protection. Andy recognized a silver lining and made his product available to a wider market.