START CANADA PODCAST

About Start Canada Podcast

Season 3 of 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!

Bi-weekly interview style episodes focus on the tough questions about their journey and detail the ways of thinking that have led these Canadian founders to success.

Tune in with host Margaux Miller to learn exactly how they did it – and get some great tips so you can too.

We cover topics including: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Mental Health, Investment, and more every week.

Episodes of Start Canada can be found on all your favorite podcast platforms! Subscribe now on iTunes HERE or on Spotify HERE.

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Latest Episode

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’re curious about what it takes to start your own start-up hub or if you are looking to join one – then don’t miss 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.

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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.

Darcy shares about his background as a music producer, 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 around the world.

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 conflict and post-conflict zones and topics may be sensitive for some listeners.

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.

26 – How to Create an App Business

26 – How to Create an App Business

Watch Episode 26 of Start Podcast featuring Denis Devigne and Kyle Sierens, the founders of VidDay – a web app business that creates personalized video montages as gifts.

25 – The Complexities of Start-Up Life

25 – The Complexities of Start-Up Life

Episode 25 of Start Canada Podcast features Matt Schaubroeck and Amanda San Filippo, Co-Founders of ioAirFlow – a software company focused on ‘green’ commercial buildings.

They discuss the experience of changing co-founders, finding personal balance in start-up life, and the entrepreneurial impacts of Covid-19.

For full show notes and resources directly from our guests, visit www.StartPodcast.ca, and Subscribe Now wherever you’re listening to never miss an episode.