29 – Building a Start-Up Ecosystem w/ Marshall Ring of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator

Feb 22, 2021 | Enabler, Manitoba, Season 3, Technology

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, findings from success stories out of the Canadian prairies, and some really important 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! 

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • 0:33 The Origins of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator (MTA)
  • 5:55 Marshall Ring – Finding Your Path 
  • 8:45 Making Winnipeg the Start-Up Capital of Western Canada
  • 10:50 How to Set Strategic Start-Up Goals  
  • 13:40 Advice for Creating a Start-Up Hub 
  • 23:29 MTA Business Units Explained 
  • 29:14 SPEED ROUND
  • 33:30 Criteria for Being Accepted to the MTA Accelerator
  • 36:20 Tips for Selecting an Accelerator for you
  • 38:05 Funding Advice 
  • 43:20 Manitoba Start-Up Success Stories
  • 52:40 The Future of MTA

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