The CEOs of companies in our portfolio, some Brightspark alumni, and other members of our family.

Ben Zifkin

CEO, Hubba

Ben’s diverse experience ranges from software engineer, enterprise-software system integrator, management consultant and entrepreneur. In 2004, he co-founded Axsium Group, a specialty system integration firm. Axsium grew to be the largest player in its space and was twice recognized as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies prior to being acquired.

Ben is a mentor for The Next 36 and The Founder Institute and he sits on the boards of The Upside Foundation, Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou.


  • 2014 companies to watch (Deloitte)
  • Top 20 most innovative companies in Canada (CIX)
  • Top 25 Up and Coming ICT Companies in Canada (Branham Group)
  • Top 3 Best New Startups (KPMG)
  • Top 3 in Canada – Entrepreneur of the Year (Ernst & Young)
  • Hot 50 – Fastest Growing Companies in Canada (Profit Magazine)