Karla Briones is a Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur with retail, food and beverage, and e-commerce businesses.
In her consulting role, Karla coaches new immigrants on how to become successful entrepreneurs in their adopted country. Karla provides business advisory to immigrant entrepreneurs and female entrepreneurs who are building main street businesses from ideation through growth stage.
She will be launching the Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy (IDEA) – an online platform designed to educate newcomers to Canada about and connect them with our business ecosystem – in January 2021.
Karla is the recipient of 2018 City of Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Award, given to an immigrant who has made an impact in local economy and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
She is also a business mentor for Futurpreneur Canada and for several local community groups.