16 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.

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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 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
    Coming soon: Season 2 of I'll Go First

    Coming soon: Season 2 of I'll Go First

    From The Globe and Mail, I’ll Go First is back. Join tech entrepreneur and host Takara Small as she gets personal with Canadian innovators. Subscribe now.

    • 2 min
    Founders Eva Lau and Cherry Rose Tan: The Truth About Mental Health for Entrepreneurs

    Founders Eva Lau and Cherry Rose Tan: The Truth About Mental Health for Entrepreneurs

    Eva Lau is the co-founder of a venture capital firm. Cherry Rose Tan is a serial entrepreneur and executive coach. In this final episode, both women dive into the realities of being a founder and the heavy price it can exact on the the body and mind.

    • 47 min
    Bunz CEO Sascha Mojtahedi: Cryptocurrency, Dating and Having Skin in the Game

    Bunz CEO Sascha Mojtahedi: Cryptocurrency, Dating and Having Skin in the Game

    What once was a secret Facebook group has now grown into a multi-platform, online-bartering movement. In this episode, the CEO of popular trading platform Bunz talks about the future of bartering and Bunz' new cryptocurrency BTZ.

    • 32 min
    Spartan Bioscience’s Paul Lem: DNA Testing, Med School and Marvel Comics

    Spartan Bioscience’s Paul Lem: DNA Testing, Med School and Marvel Comics

    Meet the CEO and founder who wants to revolutionize health care by giving patients access to affordable, on-demand DNA results. In this episode, Paul talks about the secrets hiding in your DNA, his past career as a doctor and his love for comic books.

    • 33 min

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