Who the Fellowship Program is NOT FOR
We’re super excited about Venture for Canada’s Fellowship Program 2022, and we know a lot of you are. The applications launched September 8, 2021. What started with a Training Camp in 2015 and 35 Fellows has evolved to a community of +380 startup and entrepreneurial leaders. It's our 8th run at this, and we’re often asked, “Who exactly is this program for?”
The Essential Entrepreneurial Skill: Always be learning We live in an age of hyper-access to information. Content comes in the form of articles, YouTube videos, or social media graphics. The platforms seem endless, especially if you’re on the go. Even driving, we have audiobooks and podcasts to consume new content and information.
Caring for your Mental Health while working at a Startup in 2021 In March last year, most folks' lives underwent a significant change. COIVD-19's arrival in Canada turned my world upside down. Like many others, I went from going to an office during the weekdays and hanging out with friends on weekends to experiencing the first provincial lockdown in my 700 square foot apartment overnight.
A New Wave Podcast
“When a measure becomes a metric, it no longer becomes a good metric.”
Communication | It’s All About Understanding the Problem
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Designing your path takes boundaries and courage It has taken me most of my life to learn that setting boundaries and taking the time to dream and reflect before acting, are invaluable ways for me to move forward. It has allowed me to become more productive and happier as I continue on my personal and professional journey.
Leading Change 2021 Conference Reflection I gravitate towards events and programs that bring together youth to educate, encourage and amplify the voices of next-generation leaders; that’s largely a reason I was drawn to Venture for Canada’s fellowship in 2020. Recently, I attended Leading Change Capital 2021— a Globe Capital conference forum.
The Importance of Perseverance In our life path, we often come across obstacles and can feel like giving up. However, I've found that positively reframing your thoughts and consistently working towards your goals help with feelings of defeat when things don’t go as planned.
The ROI of Creativity Here's how leaders can learn the benefits of innovation and how to foster an atmosphere of creativity in their teams.
Think Longer “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” - Einstein. An early mentor at one of my internships gave me the advice to “Think Longer”. It might be the best piece of advice I failed to take seriously.
Should I Have A Personal Brand (And If So, Where Do I Start) There’s a professional development trend going around that’s been widely misunderstood. Many fantasize about having it. Few follow through on building it. And even fewer do the work upfront to define what their end-goal is.
Ongoing Celebration’s of Black Leaders and Black History after Black History Month Often when February comes to a close, so does the celebration of Black History Month in Canada. This year we saw extraordinary efforts, workshops, and events that elevated Black womxn, entrepreneurs, and founders.
Reflections from an Untraditional Path and Breaking Down Stereotypes I’m Brittany. I graduated with a BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience, became a VFC Fellow in 2017, and worked a sales job for two years. I am now a software engineer working at a financial technology company in Toronto. These are my four reflections from my journey into the dev world thus far.
5 Books I loved in 2020 | VFC CEOs Picks Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related public health restrictions, I’ve spent more time at home this year than ever before.
The Gift of Community | Venture for Canada 2020 Gift Guide Shop local this Holiday Season. We’ve all heard it. But did you know the VFC Community is full of artisans, services and products that would make the perfect gift? Plus, they're local, too. Give the gift of community by supporting VFC Alumni, Partner Employers and the greater VFC Community.
5 Must-Haves to Set Yourself Up for A New Role in our new Virtual Work Reality If you’re lucky enough to land a new job during the pandemic, you’ll likely be starting the role while working virtually. Transitioning to remote work can definitely be a struggle, and joining an organization while working virtually comes with its own separate set of challenges.
WEATHERING THE PANDEMIC: How employers dealt with the COVID-19 forecast History shows that crisis breeds innovation. Venture for Canada has the unique privilege of connecting startups with young talent, and supporting their training.
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Rammeya Jegatheeswaran graduated with a BA Honours in Psychology from York University and a Master’s in Business...
Tolu Aibana is a 2018 Venture for Canada fellow, who believes in creating positive change through...
Brendan Coady is a Mechanical Engineer and Product Designer who has worked with hardware startups for...
Lateefa Farah is a content creator who has a passion for listening and sharing people's inspirational...
Stewart Hillhouse is a 2017 Venture for Canada Alumni, and he currently works at Customer Camp as Head of...
Brittany Danishevsky is a 2017 Fellow Alumni, and she currently works as Software Developer at Financeit.
Alex Baccellieri is a 2018 Fellow Alumni, the Events Logistic Director of the Venture for Canada Alumni...
Adrienne Clement is a 2017 Venture for Canada Fellow Alumni, and she currently works as a Venture Manager...