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Homegrown Ventures

Homegrown Ventures

A Greater Sudbury Entrepreneurial Showcase

Highlighting the growth and success of entrepreneurs who have settled their roots in Greater Sudbury.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to Homegrown Venture’s success. We hope to see you again next year.

27 February, 2024

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This free, in-person feature event is hosted by the Innovation Quarters, Regional Business Centre, The Foundry, and the Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space located at Laurentian University.

Regional Business Centre | Centre Régional Des Affaires
Innovation Quarters | Quartiers De L'innovation
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Jim Fielding Innovation Centre
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Meet Our Speakers

Dylan Lloyd Of Smooth Moves

Dylan Lloyd

Smooth Moves

Dylan Lloyd, the founder of We Got Moves in Sudbury, Ontario, embarked on his journey five years ago with an SUV and a trailer. Committed to providing fast, cost-effective, and efficient moving services, Dylan has expanded his business to include not only moving but also junk removal and demolition. As the owner of both Smooth Moves and We Got Moves, he has become Sudbury’s premier mover.

This year, Dylan introduced Smooth Cubes, a new addition to his growing enterprise. This expansion further demonstrates his commitment to innovation and meeting the diverse needs of the community, solidifying his position as a leader in the moving industry.


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Gus Minor From Sofvie

Gus Minor


My background is IT. I started my first company at 16 years of age which provided home computer support, sales and services. While doing this I continued my education in Business Administration and Marketing as well as Computer Sciences. I now hold several diplomas and trade certifications. During my term in college I shifted the focus of my company to a commercial service structure and called it Servunet Computer and Network Services. This grew quickly and I had the opportunity to serve over 550 clients in the area, GTA, Montreal and beyond. Servunet was able to acquire 2 smaller companies in the space by 2006. I launched a marketing and graphic design company (Infinitix) as well which was able to gain value rapidly to the point where I sold it within 1 year of service to a larger firm in the GTA. In 2009, I was approached with an acquisition opportunity. By following through with that opportunity I was then bound by a non-compete in the IT space. In order to continue expanding my knowledge base in a new industry, I joined the Technica Mining team and started mining. My first years in mining were spent on the drills, scoops, construction projects etc.. During my tenure at Technica Mining I was able to serve as a miner, coordinator/planner, supervisor, superintendent and resident IT consultant. I helped Technica with their digital conversions and innovations. In 2018, I was then asked to remove myself as one of the project superintendents at Technica in order to continue working on an internal tool that was in the proof of concept stages to help expand its potential. Within 6 months the sofvie vision was born and now here we are today with Sofvie Inc. where I am now the Chief Operating Officer.


Hilary Deverell From Neuro North

Hilary Deverell

Neuro North

Hilary Deverell is a registered physiotherapist with a special interest in providing rehabilitation to individuals living with a neurological or vestibular condition. She completed her Bachelor of Science, Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2015, and completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University in 2017.

She created Neuro North, a mobile physiotherapy service in August 2021. She has taken additional training in the Bobath Concept, concussion and vestibular rehabilitation, acupuncture, soft tissue release techniques, and various courses in neurological rehabilitation to expand her repertoire of clinical skills to better serve individuals living with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, stroke, or other neurological conditions. She is also certified in the PoNS Therapy™ and is an ADP authorizer. Hilary practices using a client-centered approach to help her clients reach their goals and return to what they enjoy doing.



Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization Space

Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation, and Engineering Building, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd. Sudbury, room CF201

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