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Start-up of the Year: AIR MILES® for Business Small Business Achievement Awards 2017

Start-up of the Year: AIR MILES® for Business Small Business Achievement Awards 2017

by AnyQuip February 13, 2017

 

Drive on the highway from Calgary to Edmonton and you’ll notice heavy equipment sitting idle in facility parking lots, begging to be utilized. Enter Steve Skiba, a heavy equipment contractor with a brilliant idea.

“I started thinking that what Airbnb was doing with hotel accommodations I could do for heavy equipment rentals,” he recalls. Skiba called on his close friend, software entrepreneur Clark Johannson, who in turn brought marketing guru Jennifer Lussier to the party. Two years later, in June 2016, the three launched AnyQuip – an online sharing marketplace for heavy equipment.