B. Comm (Hons)
Joshua Zaporzan is a skilled strategist, marketer, entrepreneur, and start-up enthusiast with a passion for building businesses, implementing change, and challenging the status quo. Joshua has 10+ years of experience defining new business strategies, launching new ventures, investing in new companies, working with other business owners, and delivering high operational impact as both a Founder, Owner, CEO, Coach, and Management Consultant.
As a passionate, creative, and resilient entrepreneur, Joshua has built, invested in, and led several successful new ventures across multiple industries. Joshua's biggest accomplishment to date has been the growth and acquisition of Longball Athletics, a Canadian golf & lifestyle apparel company with distribution throughout North America.
In 2020 Joshua began working as the Co-Founder & CEO of H2MB Inc., a company in the clean technology and renewable energy industry with the vision of building Manitoba’s first green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution facility. H2MB’s goal is to provide the lowest cost delivered green hydrogen in the Prairie region of Canada as the world works towards a zero emissions future, fuelled by renewable energy.
In addition to his role as the CEO of H2MB, Joshua and his team at Audax Ventures work with entrepreneurs across a variety of industries helping to launch, grow and exit their businesses. This work includes coaching entrepreneurs to build business plans, pitch decks, new marketing strategies, industry analysis, operational efficiencies, financial modelling, capital raising, and strategic growth. The Audax Ventures brand is committed to helping and supporting entrepreneurs by providing access to resources and coaching that is needed to succeed.
Most recently, Joshua collaborated with Asteria Global to support and advise start-up entrepreneurs in the technology space abroad. The partnership of the two organizations has extended into the development and launch of Triact Digital Inc. Triact is a software development company that is building the NextGen of technology, empowering entrepreneurs and business leaders through continued innovation, thoughtful technology transformations and digital experiences.
Joshua is the Vice Chair and board member of the Young Associates and is a speaker to various groups of community leaders, university, and MBA students. Joshua has participated as a judge in various business plan and pitch competitions across Canada and is always looking for new opportunities to share his learned experiences with entrepreneurs.