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Float or Founder is the Toronto startup podcast. Learn from the career and management experiences of local startup and business entrepreneurs, founders, executives, and venture capitalists in Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Samantha Lloyd and Lisen Kaci of Metaranx.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Float or Founder is the Toronto startup podcast. Learn from the career and management experiences of local startup and business entrepreneurs, founders, executives, and venture capitalists in Toronto, Canada. Hosted by Samantha Lloyd and Lisen Kaci of Metaranx.

    S2E10: Martha Switzer of Sprout at Work on wellness

    S2E10: Martha Switzer of Sprout at Work on wellness

    Martha Switzer is the co-founder of Sprout, which enables businesses to reward their employees for healthy behaviour. She talks about wellness, how COVID-19 impacted wellness initiatives, and why she built a company around wellness and health in the workplace.

    • 18 min
    S2E9: Mark Ang of Second Closet on grinding

    S2E9: Mark Ang of Second Closet on grinding

    Mark Ang, co-founder and CEO, of Second Closet joins us this week. He discusses the unscalable early days of creating their storage company and how they grinded through those challenges.

    • 19 min
    S2E8: Nunzio Presta of BizOn on selling and buying businesses

    S2E8: Nunzio Presta of BizOn on selling and buying businesses

    Nunzio Presta runs a business of helping you sell your business with BizOn. He takes us through the selling process and the best way to approach selling your business.

    • 18 min
    S2E7: Marsha Druker of F*ckupNights on community

    S2E7: Marsha Druker of F*ckupNights on community

    Marsha Druker of F*ckupNights talks to us about building a community and what it takes to really form a meaningful one. In light of COVID, she talks about taking a community that typically met in-person to a virtual one.

    • 22 min
    S2E6: Dr. Bryan Gelman of St. Clair Vet on location, location, location

    S2E6: Dr. Bryan Gelman of St. Clair Vet on location, location, location

    Starting a new business anywhere is a challenge - but especially if you need a physical space to operate in. Dr. Bryan Gelman runs Yonge & St. Clair Veterinary Hospital. He delved into the tricky world of Toronto commercial real estate, navigating a property sale, and turning the place into his ideal veterinary practice.

    • 21 min
    S2 Special! Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Online Canada

    S2 Special! Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Online Canada

    Float or Founder offered a podcast episode as a prize for Techstars Global Startup Weekend COVID-19 Online Canada and from there, this special edition episode was created!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Nunzio Presta ,

Starting a business? Watch this podcast!

Having a conversation with likeminded people can be powerful. Loved being a guest and chatting with Samantha and Lisen - they had great thought provoking questions and the conversation was real and fun. It was nice to reminisce on my learnings, my past, what I've done and where I plan to go. Thank you Samantha and Lisen for having me on your podcast. I hope all your listeners find value in our episode together.

Happylawn ,

Really insightful!

Such an awesome and informative podcast! The wide variety of guests’ backgrounds really gives a unique perspective on what starting a business can be like. As someone who isn’t currently in the process of starting a business, but have thought about developing projects related to my field of work (nursing), Sam, Lisen, and their guests have showed me that it’s possible and that you should follow your passion. The guests featured on this podcast show that there’s no “one size fits all” algorithm for success in starting a business. No matter what your background or interests, there’s always a way to make it happen if you have an idea for a project. I can’t wait to hear more!

fatima zaidi quill ,

Floater Founder

This is one of my favourite go to podcasts locally in Toronto. Hosts Samantha and Lisan have done a great job curating there quality of guests, and the conversations are always extremely engaging. A must try if you’re building a business from the ground up!

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