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The importance of control and influence to software entrepreneurs

Dan Pronovost has 25+ years of experience in the software industry, as a developer, manager, and entrepreneur. Driven by results, tactical and pragmatic, always focused on execution: build it and ship it. Driftscape is a Canadian startup whose core product is a local discovery and travel app. More than 60 organizations use the app to share their stories and over 7000 points of interest, events, and tours across Canada.


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The power of aliveness with Renée Safrata

Over the past 30+ years Renée Safrata has worked with thousands of companies and executives throughout North America and Europe, helping them to connect, adopt new behaviors, and become confident members of highly functioning teams. As CEO and Founder, she oversees Vivo Team’s full spectrum learning experience, develops leaders and teams through live, online training, coaching, and people analytics. Leading a well connected, remote-first team, Renée has the confidence and trust to work from anywhere—taking full advantage of the WFH model.


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It takes more than one to get something off the ground

Maciej Jastrzebski innovator and entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in new technology development, project implementation, and technology commercialization in the metals and mining industries. He is co-founder and CEO of Li-Metal and is a\the named inventor on 15 patent families. Li-Metal has is addressing the growing need in advanced batteries to deliver lithium metal anodes cost effectively at scale.


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Being everything to everybody leads to burnout with Teresa Vozza

Teresa Vozza (www.teresavozza.ca)is a leadership expert, certified executive coach, and former Human Resources Executive with over 20 years of corporate experience, most recently at Allianz Partners as CHRO. She is highly skilled in leading change, building executive acumen, and communicating with impact.

She is a go-to coach for highly accomplished corporate professionals who are looking to seriously up level their impact…and love the process. As a consultant and coach, she has worked both one-on-one and in group format with senior teams and professionals from Manager to CEO.

In addition to her work with established leaders, Teresa trains up-and-coming professional women to position themselves as credible leaders that others will follow, listen to, promote, and learn from. In her corporate career, she has led hundreds of participants through leadership courses and workshops. She has been featured on Breakfast Television and several podcasts, such as Entrepreneurs on Fire, Power Presence Position and Wickedly Smart Women.

Teresa is described as bold, wise, assertive, and highly focused.

Teresa is a graduate of McMaster University, the Canada Coach Academy, and accredited with the International Coaching Federation as well as The Accredited Board of Neurolinguistic Programming (ABNLP).


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The future of fashion with Lisa Lawrence

Lisa J Lawrence – Co-founder, President and designer. Lisa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and design from the University of Alberta. She has managed a variety of rapid growth retail and entertainment businesses in both the fashion and art industries. She has in depth experience in design and is the creator of all the collections for Lawrence Scott Atelier. She oversees all operations and is the heart and soul of LAWRENCE SCOTT INC. Lisa is currently located in Ottawa where she runs a remote team of predominantly of women who have complete autonomy over when and where they work.


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How an innovative tampon brand leveraged TikTok

Nadia Ladak (she/her) is passionate about the startup ecosystem and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She is the founder of Marlow, a menstrual health brand that has created the first-ever lubricated tampon for smoother and more comfortable insertion. Based in Toronto, she is also the Ontario representative on the Startup Canada Women Advocacy Network where she participates in government roundtables to advocate for female founders. Nadia is committed to giving back to her community through her role as a catalyst board member at Holland Bloorview Children’s Hospital and as a mentor for the Junior Achievement Company Program where she provides weekly coaching to high school students as they operate their own small businesses. In her free time, you can find her reading, playing her guitar, or spending time outside biking & camping.


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We had no idea eating salad could be so dangerous

In October 2018, their two-year-old son was infected with E. coli during the romaine lettuce outbreak. It was one week from the first sign that something was wrong until the day he died.

Brad and Kristin Bell had no idea that eating a salad could be so dangerous. And they were shocked to find out how widespread this problem is. Leafy green vegetables now cause more E. coli outbreaks than any other food, including beef.

With the spirit of Cooper in their hearts, they put everything they had into a new solution – they partnered with Freight Farms to create 4 Acres Hydroponics – their startup that creates a carefully controlled indoor environment to grow greens year-round with no pesticides or herbicides – for their family, community, and as advocates for food systems reinvention.

In this podcast, they touch on three key ideas:

  1. Is mass-produced food killing us?
  2. Three things you can do today to get access to safe, healthy food.
  3. Basic information for starting your own micro-impact hydroponic foods innovation project.

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You’re as qualified to start a company as anybody!

Raymond Luk is changing the face of entrepreneurial finance as founder and CEO of Hockeystick. He is a serial entrepreneur having founded Flow Ventures and Year One Labs. He recently published his first book, Pitching a Leap of Faith. Raymond is a passionate supporter of entrepreneurs and hosts a weekly live workshop called Pitch Lab to help entrepreneurs improve their pitch. He is also a classically trained musician and pilot. In his own words he is more concerned about following his passions than trying to fulfill someone else’s view of his life. He walks how he wants.


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It takes a lot of hard work by the right people to get there

Kyle Kotack believes in being extraordinary — you must be memorable or risk being missed. As the President of Skylar Media Group, a powerhouse integrated digital agency, Kyle leads a team of over 25 to build strategic plans and creative branding for forward-thinking clients. After the recession of 2009 through till 2012, Kyle took the instrumental risk to pivot the business away from print and began Skylar’s evolution. Through multiple pivots, Skylar ultimately has become a full solution digital agency that is dynamic by design, ideal for our rapidly changing world.


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If you know where you want to be it’s so much fun getting there

Jerry Deluca is the executive producer of the upcoming television show Motorcycle Wars: Blood, Sweat & Tears, a motorcycle racing elimination competition of amateurs vs. amateurs, of pros vs. pros, before a heart-racing finale of one amateur racing against one pro for the grand prize. This edge-of-your-seat series features out-of-the-ordinary characters and their stories and is fueled with high stakes and grassroots passion. These people are overcoming challenges right before your eyes, and some will even dare to break the rules while doing whatever it takes to claim victory over their competition. Jerry has a long-time passion for racing and the industry surrounding it and in true entrepreneurial determination has been driven to get this production to the audience he knows is out there waiting!


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