Maddi is the 20-year-old founder of a fundraiser that’s raised over $15,000 for cancer research.
She’s the type of person who gets out of her seat at Starbucks, mid-conversation, to pick up someone’s scarf that fell. Continue reading
A student is the career-food-chain equivalent of a startup. One of the most obvious things we have in common with startups is our proneness to failure. Therefore it makes sense to gather wisdom from people in the trenches–startup CEOs and founders and leaders–in hopes of avoiding even just one of their mistakes. Continue reading
Everything – and everyone – is on some level connected. That’s the premise of LinkedIn. And knowing that we’re all within just a few degrees of separation from any potential employer, how can we use the platform to help grow our career? Continue reading
The following is more specific to getting hired at Twitter than the universally applicable career advice you’ll find in my SLN interview version.
This is an interview with Justin Vandenberg, Twitter’s Canadian Account Executive. Interview time was 47 minutes. The transcription was close to 5,000 words. Some soundbites just didn’t make it into the SLN interview, so here are the outtakes.
Our previous interview was with a startup founder named Harry, who dropped out of school to grow Medella Health. It’s fitting that Kamal’s story follows, because he’s a reminder staying in school isn’t poison to success. Kamal graduated top of his class at INSEAD (international school for business) and near top of his class at Queen’s (Engineering Physics). Continue reading
Harry Gandhi is the CEO of Medella Health, the Waterloo tech startup whose vision is to create a contact lens that helps diabetics manage their glucose levels. Harry is an ex-UWaterloo student (now Thiel Fellow) who dropped out before finishing his degree to put 100% into Medella Health. The company recently closed a $1.4M funding round. When I asked Harry to elaborate on that, all he said was, “yeah, something like that.” Continue reading
I met Lally through a mutual connection. She was introduced to me as the co-founder of The Gal’s Got Game, an awesome daily email blast that keeps busy women up-to-date on key sports news. I soon learned Lally has even more up her sleeve: she is the founder of Coco Capital (which focuses on investing in female entrepreneurs) and current CFO of Quantius (a commercial lender). Lally’s track record also includes a VP Finance role at Lavalife (she helped sell the company twice) and Nulogy. Continue reading
Victoria Lennox is the upbeat and extremely kind CEO of Startup Canada. This is an organization which works tirelessly to make ours a more entrepreneurial country, from a policy and culture perspective. Keep in mind Victoria co-founded Startup Canada fewer than five years ago, and put into context, it is a household name for everyone involved in the Canadian entrepreneurship community. Continue reading