33 episodes

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

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    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

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

    32 – Navigating a New Food Business w/ Glenda and Rory Hart of The Canadian Birch Company Ltd.

    32 – Navigating a New Food Business w/ Glenda and Rory Hart of The Canadian Birch Company Ltd.

    Meet Glenda and Rory Hart, Co-Founders of the Canadian Birch Company. They create products from organic birch sap and craft the world’s finest pure birch syrup.



    In this episode, Host Margaux Miller taps into the ins and outs of the birch syrup industry, inquiring into dealing with food products and getting into retailers, and garners advice for working with programs like the Scotiabank Women Initiative.



    If you are starting a food based business and you want to skip some hurdles of learning the hard way - then be sure to catch this episode!



    If you prefer video format, watch now on YouTube or take us with you as you go by Subscribing Now wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 52 min
    31 – Starting a Meal Kit Subscription Box Company w/ Anthony Halyckyj of 204 Meal Prep

    31 – Starting a Meal Kit Subscription Box Company w/ Anthony Halyckyj of 204 Meal Prep

    Meet Anthony Halyckyj, the Founder of 204 Meal Prep - a subscription box meal kit company that delivers convenient meal options direct to your door. In our conversation, Anthony shares with us the hurdles of the subscription business model, the experience of purchasing his main competitor, and even some tips for eating healthy.







    If you’ve ever wanted to know the ins and outs of a subscription box meal prep company - then this episode is for you! 







    If you prefer video format, watch now on YouTube HERE or take us with you as you go by Subscribing Now wherever you get your podcasts.







    In This Episode, You Will Learn:







    * 0:33 Meet Anthony Halyckyj, Founder of 204 Meal Prep* 3:25 Starting a Subscription Box Meal Kit Company * 10:05 Meal Prep for Professional Athletes * 15:20 Moving from Side Hustle to Full Time Entrepreneurship * 27:00 Managing Hypergrowth * 29:55 Subscription Box Business Model with Perishable Items* 39:15 SPEED ROUND* 40:50 Fitness and Nutrition Tips* 47:15 Acquiring The Competitor, Prairie Box* 56:00 Giving Back and the Future of 204 Meal Prep







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    Follow Our Guest – And Let Them Know What You Learned From This Episode:







    * 204mealprep.com* Facebook @204mealprep* Instagram @204mealprep* Twitter @204mealprep* LinkedIn @Anthony-Nicholas







    Find Your Start – Episode Resources Mentioned by Our Guest:







    * Prairie Box* Winnipeg Blue Bombers* Simon Sinek’s Book: Start With Why* Andy Frisella’s 75 Hard* The Leftovers Program 







    Follow Start Canada Podcast – And Share What You Learned From This Episode:







    * Facebook: @StartCanadaPodcast* Instagram: @StartCanadaPodcast* LinkedIn: @StartCanadaPodcast* Twitter: @MargauxAMiller* YouTube: @StartCanadaPodcast







    Start Canada Podcast is supported by:







    * Scotiabank* Manitoba Technology Accelerator * Tech Manitoba

    • 59 min
    30 – Small Business Funding, Grants, and Mentorship w/ Michelle Leona of Wolseley Kombucha and Caroline Ksiazek of Futurpreneur Canada

    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

    • 56 min
    29 – Building a Start-Up Ecosystem w/ Marshall Ring of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator

    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.



    If you prefer video format, watch now on YouTube HERE or take us with you as you go by Subscribing Now wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 57 min
    28 – Starting an International Charity w/ Darcy Ataman of Make Music Matter

    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.

    • 55 min
    27 – How to Scale Across Canada and Get a Deal on Dragons Den w/ Catherine Metrycki of Callia Flowers

    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.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

M3 Matt J ,

Inspiration and Innovation in a Podcast

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!!

w0rkie ,

Time to Start!

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!

bliving204 ,

Listen up!

Wow. So informative, thought provoking and captivating. Great promotion of local businesses.

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