Brice Scheschuk, the co-founder and CFO of Wind Mobile before the company’s sale to Shaw Communications, shared the turbulent story of Wind’s founding, near-death moments, and eventual $1.6 billion exit at TechTO’s Economics of Exits events in Toronto.
Stefan is a journalist and entrepreneur passionate about the people behind tech. He writes about innovation, scaling, people management, and entrepreneur journeys, among other things, and is the founder of PulseBlueprint, an educational media company for entrepreneurs.
While many conversations were literal, focusing on statistics like how gender diversity leads to increased profits, there was a metaphorical undercurrent at the event. This undercurrent looked at the imagined business board room. The room only filled with people who don’t look like you.
When Vacation Fund got started, founder Erica Pearson just wanted to help employees achieve their dreams outside of work. But when she started interviewing people, vacation kept coming up as something they wish they could do, but couldn’t.
Making decisions in complex, data-driven businesses is difficult, if not impossible. Despite the huge advances in analytical capabilities, multi-dimensional data companies such as insurance organizations and retailers have so many moving parts that some analysis just can’t be done. That’s what Daisy Intelligence hopes to change.
The inaugural #BFUTR by BPTN summit took place in Toronto and welcomed over 1,000 attendees including c-level executives from the big banks, venture capitalists from across North America, and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
Among those curated to attend were over 35 scaling startups, bringing in millions in revenue and hundreds of millions in VC dollars to Toronto and across Canada.
If you work at a big company and have health benefits through your job, you’ve probably felt the same frustration as millions of others. You’re grateful to have the coverage but you can’t stand how annoying it is to actually use your benefits.
A new study from RBC found that it’s not millennials who are actually starting businesses.