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Start Podcast

The show about what it's really like to start a business in the Canadian Prairies.

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Each episode of Start Podcast, host Margaux Miller interviews the founders of successful start-ups based in the Canadian Prairies. Making tech and innovation accessible for all.

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Episode 16 – Drones, Entrepreneurship, and Education

A Conversation with Matt Johnson of M3 Drone Training Zone

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Episode 15 – Hockey, Agents, and How A Pandemic Affects Athletes

A Conversation with Carson Shields of Wingman Player Consulting Inc.

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Episode 14 – VR, AR, and New Tech During a Pandemic

A Conversation with Dan Blair, Bit Space Development Ltd.

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Live! From Disrupted – Scaling Tech Companies in the Canadian Prairies

Start Podcast – Live Taping – Success on a Human Scale: Margaux Miller, Start Podcast Host, interviews founders of scaling businesses in the Canadian Prairies live at Disrupted (a Tech Manitoba conference) in Winnipeg Manitoba. This special live episode...

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  • Episode 17 – Art, eLearning, and 100% Responsibility

A Conversation with Mitch Bowler of Evolve Artist is now LIVE!

This week on Start Podcast, host Margaux Miller speaks with Mitch Bowler, Founder of Evolve Artist, a business that takes a unique and modern approach to Art Education – changing the way art skills are taught and delivered allowing students to develop professional level art skills in under a year – from home. 
With students in 37 countries, this revolutionary service allows anyone from beginners to advanced artists to remotely study the foundations of art – complete with supplies mailed to your door and virtual mentorship. 
All of which could not be timelier than during Covid-19. Evolve’s founder explains the joys of bootstrapping, the benefits of systems thinking, and the key of always assuming 100% responsibility. 
When discussing growth of the business, Mitch shares tips for keeping expenses low, breaking through, and baking in your word of mouth. 
If you want to simply learn how to get it done – this episode is for you! 💡

For personal recommendations from Mitch, visit

Listen to the full episode now on all major podcast platforms.🎙️Links in Bio.
☝️ @evolveartist @pencil_kings @techmanitoba

#StartPodcast, #StartUpPodcast, #startup, #MBtech #techmanitoba #manitobatech
#evolve #evolveartist #onlineart #artclasses #artclass #virtualart #artpodcast
#artschool #artfoundation
#arteducation #realisticart
  • Recording Monday's episode with @mitchbowler from @evolveartist while social distancing as well!

Evolve Artist offers the shortest path to gaining the serious skills necessary to create art without limitations.

A modern approach to Art Education

This program was designed upon the premise that anybody can learn to create art at a professional level. 
Evolve teaches art as a language: beginning with an alphabet, developing a rudimentary vocabulary, and eventually learning to craft poetry.

Tune in to tomorrow's episode when it launches!

@margauxamiller @johanheinrichs 
  • Episode 17 launches this Monday with guest @mitchbowler from @evolveartist. 
Who else in the startup/entrepreneur world can relate to this quote from Mitch? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ .
#StartPodcast, #StartUpPodcast, #startup, #MBtech #techmanitoba #manitobatech 
#evolve #evolveartist #onlineart #artclasses #artclass #virtualart #artpodcast 
#videogameart #artschool #artfoundation #artist #arteducation #realisticart 
#futurpreneur #bootstrapping #systemsthinking
  • With Phase 1 of Winnipeg's plan to start re-opening the market, will you be opening back up? Or will you be part of Phase 2? How do you feel about the market re-opening? 
@todocanada has a list of places that will be open during Phase 1 and places that will still be closed. 
#StartupMB #StartupPodcast #Startpodcast #madeinmanitoba #winnipegbusinessowner #winnipegbusiness #techmanitoba #prairiemarket #prairiestartup
  • Podcasting is hard work!  It takes time, commitment, editing, interviews, recording, reviewing, marketing, creating content... But we do have fun along the journey! 
PS.  Do these headphones look good? 
  • Matt from @m3aerial
talks about how he had to shift his workshops to online when they started all getting cancelled due to #COVID19 on Episode 16.

How has your business made the switch? 
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