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Marco Pasqua

Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur & Writer. Passionate about technology and challenging the way people look at business and life. www.marcopasqua.com

Marco is no stranger to the startup world and what it means to build a brand. After graduating from the Art Institute of Vancouver, he built his own brand as an Inspirational Speaker, and has graced the stage at TEDx, The United Way, and The Duke of Edinburgh Awards. In August of 2013, he was recognized for his work in improving business practices, while contributing to the betterment of society and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Self-Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society. He has helped to build brands such as Reality Controls, Rick Hansen's "Planat" Online Community and Hunky Haulers. Through these successes, at the end of 2014, Marco was nominated for BC Businesses “Top 30 under 30” awards and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Unboxing Lew Hilsenteger: Q&A With A Successful

Unboxing Lew Hilsenteger: Q&A With A Successful YouTuber

Unbox Therapy is a YouTube channel with 5.7 million subscribers -- centered around the "unboxing" of new gadgets while host Lew Hilsenteger provides honest feedback. As a fellow Canadian, and entrepreneur, I wanted to learn a little more about the business behind unboxing and being a YouTuber. So I asked him!
08/24/2016 08:46 EDT
5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon

5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon Valley

Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.
05/18/2016 11:47 EDT
Amazon Echo Hackathon Showcases Canada's Silicon Valley

Amazon Echo Hackathon Showcases Canada's Silicon Valley Mindset

Canada has been responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations in the world. Over the past 150 years inventions like the Canadarm, the telephone and pacemakers have dramatically impacted our culture and how we function in society, with 2016 being no exception.
03/11/2016 11:12 EST
5 Ways Volunteerism Helps You Become A Better

5 Ways Volunteerism Helps You Become A Better Businessperson

I'm sure each of us can remember a time when we've volunteered at a local event, donated to a cause that is close to our hearts, or simply did something selfless because it felt good. It may not seem like it, but every time we do, we are developing the leadership skills required to run a successful business and ultimately become a stronger leader.
02/16/2016 11:12 EST
The Top Tech Trends Coming In

The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.
01/15/2016 12:27 EST
3 Things Successful Leaders Do To Bring Out The Best In

3 Things Successful Leaders Do To Bring Out The Best In People

Many of today's biggest leaders and influential people credit mentors and their teachings as the main source behind their success. The following are three of the techniques that work for me and have my own unique spin on how to incorporate them into your daily life.
11/19/2015 04:05 EST
Gene Simmons Taught Me The Value Of A Good

Gene Simmons Taught Me The Value Of A Good Handshake

No matter how successful we are in life, when you take away all the awards, recognition, money, or even fame, what makes us equals is that first five seconds you get when shaking someone's hand. So, the next time you go to extend your hand to someone else's, make it count.
10/27/2015 05:16 EDT
How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible

How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.
10/14/2015 05:44 EDT
The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic

The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.
09/25/2015 05:12 EDT
New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You

New York City Is a Kinder Place Than You Think

Social media digitally connects us to the world's latest news and trends. All of this is convenient, but I believe it comes at a cost -- the loss of what I like to call "the human connection." Recently, I went on a trip with my wife and in-laws and discovered that the human connection does still exist, and to my surprise it was where I least expected it... New York City.
09/13/2015 06:13 EDT
How to Conquer Public

How to Conquer Public Speaking

Although we've all probably had to face the fear of public speaking at some point in our lives, it's hard to imagine why anyone would put themselves through the torture of sweaty palms, a fast beating heart, tunnel vision and a host of other side effects all in the name of delivering a message.
08/19/2015 06:56 EDT
Giving up on My Dreams Helped Me Find My True

Giving up on My Dreams Helped Me Find My True Calling

I could have just given up and accepted my fate but each time one door closed, I took a sledgehammer and built a whole new building. As long as I kept what was important to me from the beginning in mind, the possibilities of what would happen next would be left in my hands.
08/13/2015 07:59 EDT