Zark Fatah has been a Canadian entrepreneur his entire life, since before he really even knew what the word meant. By 17, he already knew that the traditional path wasn’t going to get him where he wanted to go, so he dropped out of high school and blazed his own trail, using his instincts and passions to guide him. Since that time, he’s been working hard to make his dreams come true, and along the way has started several successful businesses, transformed the Toronto nightlife scene, and has found ways to give back as well.
Growing up in Scarborough with little money and very few opportunities, Zark knew that he had to take matters into his own hands if he wanted to find success. After leaving high school, Zark worked as a bartender for several years and even spent two years in Miami honing his craft. But after several years of bartending, Zark eventually realized that he wanted to be at the top of the food chain in the bars he was working in and set out to make that happen.
Zark got his money together and delved into entrepreneurship, buying his own clubs and restaurants and setting himself on the path to becoming one of the major influencers in Toronto’s nightlife and entertainment scene. Since that time, he’s become a successful Canadian entrepreneur and has a dozen businesses under his belt. At the moment, Zark is the owner of several trendy companies in Toronto, including a handful of restaurants and nightclubs, as well as a spa.
Zark has spent the last 20 years exploring the planet in his spare time, and he’s managed to visit over 60 countries around the globe. Along with seeing some wild and wonderful things, Zark’s time travelling also gave him insight into the poverty that exists around the world, and he has since started a charity called ARTBOUND to raise money for various organizations. Along with the charity itself, Zark also hosts an annual photo contest to raise both money and awareness for ARTBOUND, and so far, the charity has raised over $1 million to donate to different initiatives.
Along with other passions like fitness and outdoor activities, Zark also uses his spare time to help other aspiring business people by acting as a keynote speaker at conferences for entrepreneurs and other events like Generation Now. Zark is just one of the many impressive and fascinating speakers that will be headlining this year’s event, so don’t miss your chance to see him speak: click below to get your tickets to Generation Now