4 Days / 30 Expert and Inspiring Speakers

October 20-23

Sven Hansen

Live Podcast | Hometown Brawn

Sven’s extensive experience in sales & marketing has helped him become the entrepreneur he is today. Having started multiple businesses, including Cannabis accessory startup – Crown Cannabis Canada (which he has since exited). Sven has spent 10+ years bootstrapping businesses handling everything from product development right through to securing nationwide retail distribution agreements. Sven is the Founder and CEO at Always Bearded Lifestyle, a premium men’s grooming company designed for facial hair. The formulas for his entire product line have all been created by Sven himself, and have gone on to win awards within the Clean Beauty industry. His products have been featured on the Rick Mercer Report, Breakfast Television, Readers Digest, Today’s Shopping Choice (previously known as The Shopping Channel), and more. The Always Bearded Lifestyle line of products can be found in over 400 stores across Canada, hitting the shelves of notable retailers such as Whole Foods, Marshalls, Winners, Home Sense, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hudson’s Bay, and more. Sven is also a part-time Marketing Professor at Georgian College, and has recently started a podcast and Youtube series titled Hometown Brawn. A series dedicated to discussing real scenarios that effect entrepreneurs, this is a podcast “by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs”. Sven interviews and features trailblazing entrepreneurs and small business owners. When not running a business, teaching, or doing his podcast – Sven is the father of two young children and enjoys spending time with his family.



Hometown Brawn is “pulling back the curtain” into the world of entrepreneurship. Too many entrepreneurs are reluctant to open up about the real struggles, emotional tolls, and beautiful successes that we all encounter during our everyday roller coaster journey. Sven reaches out to other business owners; to collaborate, open up and share, and grow as a community. Attendees of Xcelerate Summit will have access to watch Sven produce his podcast live!

Hometown Brawn

Live Podcast

October 23rd


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