20 episodes

What is it like to be the first startup in your industry? The first to disrupt? The first to see the problem and know that you can fix it? I’ll Go First, a new podcast from The Globe and Mail, hosted by tech journalist Takara Small, takes us on the journey to find out. With unflinching access, Takara helps us understand how the creators behind some of the most successful startups balance work and life – an often-blurred state. From the biggest mess-ups to their most brag-worthy achievements, I’ll Go First chronicles what it is really like to be the first in your field, the first to cut the path and blaze the trail.

I'll Go First The Globe and Mail

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.3, 111 Ratings

What is it like to be the first startup in your industry? The first to disrupt? The first to see the problem and know that you can fix it? I’ll Go First, a new podcast from The Globe and Mail, hosted by tech journalist Takara Small, takes us on the journey to find out. With unflinching access, Takara helps us understand how the creators behind some of the most successful startups balance work and life – an often-blurred state. From the biggest mess-ups to their most brag-worthy achievements, I’ll Go First chronicles what it is really like to be the first in your field, the first to cut the path and blaze the trail.

    The reluctant CEO: Amanda Truscott

    The reluctant CEO: Amanda Truscott

    Amanda Truscott’s company Rithmik Solutions uses AI to predict and detect faults in mining equipment, saving companies millions of dollars in downtime and repairs. And despite the fact that she’s CEO, it wasn’t always the job she pictured herself in.

    • 21 min
    The Indigenous social network founder: Shyra Barberstock

    The Indigenous social network founder: Shyra Barberstock

    Shyra Barberstock realized positive portrayals of her community and Indigenous businesses were lacking, so she launched Okwaho Network, a social-media platform connecting Indigenous entrepreneurs around the world.

    • 28 min
    The business case for accessibility: Maayan Ziv

    The business case for accessibility: Maayan Ziv

    How do we make the world more accessible? And how can that accessibility add value to a business? These aren't questions many CEOs ask, but for Maayan Ziv, who has muscular dystrophy, they're pivotal to the success of her business, AccessNow.

    • 31 min
    The quantum entrepreneur: Joseph Emerson

    The quantum entrepreneur: Joseph Emerson

    What happens when a physicist decides to start a company? As CEO of Quantum Benchmark, Joseph Emerson is melding the two very different worlds of science and business, working with companies like Google to make quantum computing a reality.

    • 31 min
    The fertility hacker: Alyssa Atkins

    The fertility hacker: Alyssa Atkins

    Finding out about her own fertility was taking way too long for Alyssa Atkins, so she started Lilia, a company that provides people with accessible and reliable at-home fertility testing.

    • 30 min
    The social case for solar power: John Paul Morgan

    The social case for solar power: John Paul Morgan

    John Paul Morgan is the founder and CTO of Morgan Solar, and an evangelist for solar power. While he does want to help stop climate change, his main concern is trying to make the world a fairer place.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

bgottawa ,

THE PEOPLE NEED MORE EPISODES!!

Im a new entrepreneur and I got so so much from this podcast. Its interesting, engaging and opens minds. I binged it and now I need more!

Your moms a hoe ,

Binged!

This podcast is amazing! Even when I'm not feeling in the mood for a business podcast, I always find myself back listening to this. The host is great at connecting with the guests and making the whole experience organic! Eagerly waiting for the next season :)

Frandall96 ,

Interesting people and ideas

The podcasts has given me a better sense of what it takes to create something new.

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