To start up four separate companies is a sign of dedication and entrepreneurial savvy. To do so by the age of 19 is nothing short of amazing.

Local resident Evan Kosiner, however, has done just that. He launched his first startup business - Carabiner Productions, which produced nationally aired commercials for Report on Business and a corporate video for a Fortune 500 company - as a 13-year-old while attending Forest Hill Public School.

Kosiner began his career in front of the cameras, working as a Canadian reporter for the U.S.-based WHAM-TV network and doing segments for a variety of Canadian and American productions. While he enjoyed the work, he was eager to try new challenges as, he said, "there's only so far you can go in TV when you're 13 or 14."