How to build dynamic and equitable ecosystems by leveraging data, creating stronger value propositions, and leaning into collective impact
In April 2022, Venture for Canada attended the Canadian Accelerator + Incubator Network (CAIN) Summit. We've summarized our takeaways and resources using the L.O.V.E framework.
Scott Stirrett earns a Report on Business magazine Changemakers recognition from The Globe and Mail Winners were selected by The Globe and Mail’s award-winning editorial team for their ideas, accomplishments, and impact.
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Venture for Canada Announces Reskilling Retail Workers Project Steering Committee The Reskilling Retail Workers Project is a project funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre. The project supports designing and testing a reskilling program for displaced retail workers, focusing on racialized and Indigenous youth to be tested and prototyped in Ontario.
Why investors should put their money in an often under-looked area Technological innovations have taken us by storm. Smart technology and digital tools have created a world of opportunities and employment in several industries. Across cities, tech-hubs exist and grapple with some of the most complex and straightforward challenges we face - always coming up with new answers to old problems.
The Active Work of Imagining Your #DreamJob and Entrepreneurial Career I decided pretty early in my University degree that what I was studying was not a good fit for me. Much to the dismay of my parents, who immigrated to North America in early 2005 from Nigeria with myself and three siblings, I realized in the summer of 2015 that I was not passionate about my degree in Mechanical Engineering.
A 2020 Crash Course: Three methods for Leading with empathy as a (new) SDR during a global pandemic
The Leisure Clash Kick in my door on any given workday, and you would only be able to tell if I’m at work or not based on which computer I’m using. This isn’t uncommon. Remote workers everywhere are making the basic distinction between work and leisure in their space, in their time, or out of thin air.
Venture for Canada announces the VFC Quebec Advisory Council Venture for Canada (VFC) announced the launch of the VFC Quebec Advisory Council. The entrepreneurs, innovation ecosystem leaders, and post-secondary representatives who serve on the council will work together for 16-months to advise VFC on how to grow its social impact into Quebec. The council members include representatives from organizations such as Bonjour Startup Montreal, Element AI, and L’Université de Sherbrooke.
Why I Won’t Ever Be Going Back to the Office The rise of remote work is the critical push we need to level the professional playing field. It's my opinion that companies that support remote work provide added opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Not sure you agree? I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder —better known as ADHD. Let me share with you how working from home has changed my life for the better.
Venture for Canada launches 2021 Fellowship Program: 7th National Cohort Venture for Canada (VFC) has launched their applications for the 2021 Fellowship Program. Originally launched in 2013, VFC is recruiting for their 7th cohort of recent grads, who will participate in the latest evolution of the Fellowship.
Venture for Canada announces partnership with Fasken Venture for Canada (VFC) announced a new partnership with Fasken, a leading Canadian law firm, which has extensive expertise in advising start-ups and scale-ups.
Venture for Canada Welcomes New Board Member, Irfhan Rawji Venture for Canada is excited to announce the appointment of Irfhan Rawji, the Founder & CEO of MobSquad, to VFC’s Board of Directors.
TD Clean Prosperity Honorary Awards Announced by Venture for Canada Venture for Canada, a national charity that accelerates the careers of Canadian youth by providing immersive learning opportunities at Canadian startups and small businesses, has announced the recipients of the TD Clean Prosperity Honorary Awards.
3 Shifts in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem since Founding VFC In May 2013, I graduated from Georgetown University and shortly afterward moved to Jersey City to set up my first "adult" apartment. One day while arranging Ikea furniture, I thought about an acquaintance who was participating in the Venture for America Fellowship Program and wondered to myself, "why isn't there a Venture for Canada?"
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