Travis Clements-Khan recently attended Startup Weekend York Region, a “54 hour event that brings together York Region designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things.” The goal of the weekend is to bring an idea to life and turn it into a viable, sellable product.
Tamara Etmannski was the winner of Canada's first Global Impact Competition in 2014. As the winner, she had the honour of representing Canada as the first Canadian Global Impact winner at Singularity University’s (SU) Graduate Studies Program during the summer of 2014.
Heather Crosbie, an Executive in Residence at ventureLAB writes a guest blog today about local resources in York Region for entrepreneurs. Heather writes at Ride the Wave.
There is no more challenging a career route to take than that of an entrepreneur. The personal pressures, the loneliness, the financial demands and the uncertainty can be overwhelming at times. But like getting to the top of Mount Everest, the rewards can be deep and life-changing….if the challenges don’t kill you first!
Dr. Dave Williams, president and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre, shares five business lessons he learned during his time in space with The Globe and Mail. He is Canada’s first dual astronaut/aquanaut, a former member the Canadian Space Agency and was the first non-American to hold a senior management position within NASA.
On December 16, ventureLAB Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dan Wasserman was a part of the Canadian contingent who toured the BNMC (Buffalo Niagara Medical Center) in Buffalo, NY. The facility that most closely relates to CreateIT Now is their Innovation Center, which has two tiers of participation. One is the Class A space, including individual offices, and the second is D!G, an open concept "garage" facility.
Jason Sadler – entrepreneur, action taker, unconventional marketer – says he didn’t like reading books until 2013. Something changed his mind, and now he’s posted a list of his favourite books for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers. Check out what he recommends for Inspiration, Knowledge and Getting Unstuck.
“Craig Leonard - Engage Biomechanics
The guidance on customer development we have received from our ventureLAB advisor, has been crucial in aligning the business around the real needs of our customers. From our product, to our support and pricing models, we've shaped the company to fit the unique needs of the customers we serve. Our advisor was also key in assembling and aligning the executive team who lead the company.”