38 min

Trailblaze with Arlene Dickinson Trailblaze

    • Entrepreneurship

Venture Capital, Empowering Canadian Entrepreneurs, Women in Business & Dragon’s Den



This episode of Trailblaze features Arlene Dickinson, Founder and Managing General Partner of District Ventures Capital and Co-Managing Partner at Believeco:Partners.



In this episode, hear Arlene’s story from her humble beginnings to becoming one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs and investors. From joining Venture Communications in 1988 to owning the company within a decade, Dickinson shares the challenges faced personally and professionally in building a business empire.



Addressing the gender disparity in venture capital funding, she discusses the need for change and advocates for increased support for female founders.



As a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons' Den for 15 seasons, Arlene shares her experiences and insights into her most successful investments. Reflecting on her passion for Canada, Dickinson shares what the country represents to her and whether it remains the best place to start a business. 



She shares how she has built a business growth ecosystem focused on helping Canadian consumer goods companies scale and become global brands. Learn about the inspiration behind this vision and the unique niche in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.



Under Arlene’s leadership, District Ventures Capital has established a portfolio of ground-breaking companies that are transforming the way we live and eat. Most recently Arlene became Co-Managing Partner at Believeco:Partners, an independent Canadian-based owner, operator, and builder of the foremost marketing communications, and engagement agencies in North America. It was Dickinson’s vision that brought this platform to life resulting in the creation of a powerhouse marketing consolidator. 



Connect with Arlene

Arlene Dickinson's Website

Instagram | LinkedIn

Book: Persuasion - Arlene Dickinson

Book: All In (2013)

Speaking: Arlene Dickinson on NSB



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Trailblaze is produced by CreatorClub. Create your podcast at https://creatorclubstudios.com. 



This episode was recorded on November 3, 2023. 

Venture Capital, Empowering Canadian Entrepreneurs, Women in Business & Dragon’s Den



This episode of Trailblaze features Arlene Dickinson, Founder and Managing General Partner of District Ventures Capital and Co-Managing Partner at Believeco:Partners.



In this episode, hear Arlene’s story from her humble beginnings to becoming one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs and investors. From joining Venture Communications in 1988 to owning the company within a decade, Dickinson shares the challenges faced personally and professionally in building a business empire.



Addressing the gender disparity in venture capital funding, she discusses the need for change and advocates for increased support for female founders.



As a Dragon on CBC’s Dragons' Den for 15 seasons, Arlene shares her experiences and insights into her most successful investments. Reflecting on her passion for Canada, Dickinson shares what the country represents to her and whether it remains the best place to start a business. 



She shares how she has built a business growth ecosystem focused on helping Canadian consumer goods companies scale and become global brands. Learn about the inspiration behind this vision and the unique niche in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.



Under Arlene’s leadership, District Ventures Capital has established a portfolio of ground-breaking companies that are transforming the way we live and eat. Most recently Arlene became Co-Managing Partner at Believeco:Partners, an independent Canadian-based owner, operator, and builder of the foremost marketing communications, and engagement agencies in North America. It was Dickinson’s vision that brought this platform to life resulting in the creation of a powerhouse marketing consolidator. 



Connect with Arlene

Arlene Dickinson's Website

Instagram | LinkedIn

Book: Persuasion - Arlene Dickinson

Book: All In (2013)

Speaking: Arlene Dickinson on NSB



Thank you for listening to Trailblaze!



Share your thoughts about this episode of Trailblaze on social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyLacavera

Instagram: https://instagram.com/anthony.lacavera 

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/anthonylacavera 



For more about Anthony Lacavera and to subscribe to the mailing list visit https://anthonylacavera.com.



Trailblaze is produced by CreatorClub. Create your podcast at https://creatorclubstudios.com. 



This episode was recorded on November 3, 2023. 

38 min