Start Canada podcast features interviews with start-up founders, innovators, and thought leaders from the heart of Canada who are challenging the status quo, scaling their business, and bringing new ideas to life! Tune in with host Margaux Miller to learn exactly how they did it - and get some great tips so you can to.
Bi-weekly interview style episodes focus on the tough questions of bringing a business idea to life, and point to resources and ways of thinking that have helped founders of Canadian startups. For more info and full show notes, visit: www.startpodcast.ca
30 – Small Business Funding, Grants, and Mentorship w/ Michelle Leona of Wolseley Kombucha and Caroline Ksiazek of Futurpreneur Canada
Meet Michelle and Caroline, two business leaders from either side of the entrepreneurship coin. From the start-up side, Michelle Leona is the Owner and Head Brewer of Wolseley Kombucha - a women-owned and operated business kombucha brewery. From the support side, Caroline Ksiazek, the Regional Lead in the heart of Canada for Futurpreneur - Canada’s only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18 to 39.
Our guests provide great tips on how to leverage the power of your network and use mentorship to get ahead, as well as tips for securing grants and funding for your Canadian business. www.startpodcast.ca
29 – Building a Start-Up Ecosystem w/ Marshall Ring of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator
Meet Marshall Ring, Founder and CEO of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator - an organization that helps to commercialize disruptive technologies into businesses ready to scale nationally and internationally. Our host picks Marshall’s brain on what it’s like to grow a start-up ecosystem, some exciting success stories from the Canadian prairies, and some really important insight advice for anyone looking to participate in an accelerator.
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28 – Starting an International Charity w/ Darcy Ataman of Make Music Matter
Featuring Darcy Ataman, the founder and CEO of Make Music Matter - an organization using a unique form of music therapy to help survivors of conflict and trauma. We cover what it’s like to start an international charity from the heart of Canada, and how his innovative program created and scaled in partnership with Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege now operates in 8 countries.
If you want to learn about starting an international charity, or the possibilities of using music for healing, then don’t miss this episode. For full show notes visit www.StartPodcast.ca and Subscribe Now wherever you get your podcasts.
Note: this episode contains stories about international conflict zones and topics may be sensitive for some listeners.
27 – How to Scale Across Canada and Get a Deal on Dragons Den w/ Catherine Metrycki of Callia Flowers
Kicking off season 3, we speak to Catherine Metrycki, Founder of Callia Flowers. We cover how she launched and grew her tech business which has reimagined the way we send flowers.
We discuss her deal on Dragons Den with Manjit Minhas, which has since provided the support necessary for Callia to be able to open all across Eastern Canada (to be now in 55 cities). And Catherine shares with us some of her experiences in improving customer service and mental health as a leader.
If you’ve ever wondered how to scale a business, or whether Dragons Den is worth it - than this episode is for you! For full show notes and resources directly from our guests, visit www.StartPodcast.ca and Subscribe Now to never miss an episode.
26 – How to Create an App Business
This week on Start Podcast, host Margaux Miller interviews Denis Devigne and Kyle Sierens, Co-Founders of VidDay - a web app business that creates personalized video montages as gifts. Their app has been used in over 185 countries to celebrate all special occasions. These two founders discuss the process of developing a custom app, growing a scalable online business, and working in the online gifting industry.
If you’ve considered developing an app business, check out this episode for first-hand tips!
25 – The Complexities of Start-Up Life
Episode 25 of Start Canada Podcast features Matt Schaubroeck and Amanda San Filippo, Co-Founders of ioAirFlow - a software company focused on ‘green’ commercial buildings. They discuss the experience of changing co-founders, finding personal balance in start-up life, and the entrepreneurial impacts of Covid-19.
For full show notes and resources directly from our guests, visit www.StartPodcast.ca, and Subscribe Now wherever you’re listening to never miss an episode.
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Margaux is such an energetic host that keeps you interested throughout the episodes like few others!
If you’re a budding entrepreneur, or are looking for inspiration to get something started, look no further! START!!
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Disruption and innovation are all around us, but it’s easy to lose sight of prairie success stories, and instead focus on those coming out of larger centres. Margaux and her guests bring these local stories to life, focusing on how these innovators got their start, and how they continue to grow and be successful in an ever-changing landscape. A perfect podcast for those looking to start their own disruptions, or those simply interested in how local innovators are bringing their big ideas to the big stage!
Wow. So informative, thought provoking and captivating. Great promotion of local businesses.