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 Now (previously known as I'll Go First), is podcast from The Globe and Mail, that takes us on the journey to find out. With unflinching access, host Takara Small 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 Now 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.