Leadership: From resourcefulness to ideas & opportunities and into action skills, dive into the startup and innovation skills-first mindset. We're reflecting on the skills young Canadians will need in the future world of work and the shifts in the ecosystem.
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.
Applying Design Thinking Frameworks to Program Co-Creation An Update on the Design Phase of VFC’s Reskilling Retail Workers Project. You'll learn more about how we've created an innovative model design process that involves a consortium of cross-sector leaders, inclusive design, extensive literature reviews, and data validation.
My Retail Story: Ayon Shahed
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.
My Retail Story: Erin O’Hanley
My Retail Story: Juanita Lee-Garcia
The world needs more compassion, not empathy The world contains so much suffering and needs your compassion, rather than your empathy, more than ever.
For the Community, By The Community: Venture for Canada 2021 Gift Guide
Unlocking Potential by Putting the “People” in “People Operations”
Collecting Data for Inclusive Design: An Update on the Research Phase of VFC’s Reskilling Retail Workers Project
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.
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. 
Pick a Direction and Walk On July 29, 2020, like most technophiles with a day job, I put my work computer on split-screen to watch the U.S. senate absolutely roast Silicon Valley’s most elite: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai.
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.
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?"