Karla Briones is a serial entrepreneur with retail, food & beverages, and e-commerce businesses. Her latest venture is Karla Briones Consulting, where she is applying her 10 years of business experience in coaching new immigrants to become successful entrepreneurs in their adopted country.
Currently, Karla’s in the process of creating New Canadian Entrepreneur, the digital platform that will offer Canadian business environment education, resources, and mentorship targeted to newcomers in the pre-arrival, settlement, and integration stages.
A self-defined immpreneur, she is also the host of Immpreneur Canada, a podcast featuring impressive, successful business people who talk about their journeys from immigrants to entrepreneurs. Karla is also the recipient of the 2018 City of Ottawa Immigrant Entrepreneur Award and she actively gives back to her community as a business mentor with Futurepreneur Canada, WorldSkills and other local Ottawa community groups.