The story of how a car salesman became a tech CEO

Very few great entrepreneurs went to business school. Almost none, in fact. Recently, Elon Musk pointed out that MBA’s tend to learn the wrong things. “They could be good at say PowerPoint presentations or something like that, and they can present well, but they don’t actually know how things work. They parachute in instead of…

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An Amazon alternative for local food delivery

Is it possible to build a local Amazon alternative? When the COVID crisis paralyzed global markets in early 2020, farmers found themselves with few options. Business from restaurants and caterers came to a sudden halt. Suddenly, the people working in the industry needed better access to local customers. Like each participant in last April’s DMZ…

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The Right Startup Location is Vital

A year ago, most anyone in tech would have said that startups needed to be located in a hub like Toronto, if they wanted to succeed. The foundations for a successful launch included support, accelerators, mentors, investors, employees and even customers. Those could all only be found in large centres and cities. Fast forward to…

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Accelerating Out of The Curve

“Taking a bright idea and turning it into a thriving, sustainable company is tough. An entrepreneur might reap what they sow, but they first need fertile ground.” ~ Takara Small   Creating a viable startup is about a lot more than planting a seed, watering it and waiting. There is a lot of support, nurturing…

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