Traffic on Demand

Traffic on Demand

November 11, 2008 11:04 ET

20 Year Old Entrepreneur Starts Fifth Company - and Solves Toronto's Traffic Problems

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2008) - Unlike most other 20 year olds, Evan Kosiner is currently more focused on launching his fifth company than with getting to class on time.

On November 11th, 2008, this committed entrepreneur launches Traffic on Demand (TOD), a service which will provide on-demand traffic, weather and commuter updates to anyone with telephone access - all for free. Initially launching in Toronto, the service will roll out to major cities across Canada by mid-2009 - including Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton, Barrie, Kitchener-Waterloo and the Niagara region.

"I'm very excited about this venture," says Kosiner. "With TOD, a simple phone call is all it takes to get the latest information you need."

TOD is just the most recent company started by Kosiner. A successful entrepreneur since the age of 13, he recently became Chairman of the Kosiner Group (www.kosiner.com), an umbrella organization for his five current companies. His entrepreneurial journey began with Carabiner Productions, a production company that distributed short films and segments made by teens for teens. It has since grown into The Television Development Company, which today creates corporate videos and segments for promotional use.

A mere two years after starting his first company, the 15 year old Kosiner unveiled Exclusive Entertainment, a disc jockey venture that would have him praised by a Toronto publication as "the Bar Mitzvah king (who) rules Forest Hill." This too has grown from its humble roots, becoming PR/AV (Public Relations Audio Visual), which currently services mid to large scale corporate functions.

Company number three appeared in April 2007 with the birth of Uplights By Design (uplightsbydesign.com), which strategically placed theatrical lights throughout a banquet venue, thus creating a stunning ambience and memorable wedding experiences. Uplights By Design was also the first company in Canada to offer its clients state-of-the-art LED Par Can lights, creating an atmospheric glow with minimal power requirements and heat generation - and therefore eco-friendly to boot! Continuing in an environmental vein, Kosiner then launched GoCARDS (GoCARDS.ca) in September 2007, an online printing house that provides eco-friendly business cards, postcards and flyers - economically and efficiently.

Running five companies would be a feat for anyone, but it hasn't stopped Kosiner from also currently pursuing a degree in Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University. Far from being overwhelmed, it's a juggling act that the 20 year old actually relishes.

'I'm heavily involved with the day-to-day goings on of all my companies, especially Traffic On Demand," he says. "I'm a big believer in making TOD's services easy to use in an effort to get people where they want to go faster." And the wait for traffic-fatigued Torontonians just got shorter - Toronto customers can already take advantage of the services offered by TOD by simply dialing (416) 485-4854.

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