The People of Startup Edmonton startup communities

Over the last year and a half I’ve been lucky enough to get to know many of the fast growing startup communities in Canada. Communities like Halifax in Nova Scotia, Fredericton in New BrunswickSt.John’s in NewfoundlandKithener/Waterloo and Toronto in Ontario...

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Whales Icebergs and Startup Newfoundland startup communities

There are two things I really enjoy, startups and traveling, so it is a true pleasure when I get to combine the two like I did last weekend when I traveled to St.John’s in Newfoundland to mentor at Startup Weekend and talk at a startup conference.

Startup Weekend

This was the 3rd time I...

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Im In It To Improve The World startup communities thoughts

I remember so clearly why I became an entrepreneur, I wanted to improve the world.

The feeling was so strong within my heart that I had no doubt that my purpose on this earth was to help others and make the world a better place.

However when you are young with such a big purpose yet limited...

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Lessons From ECSW2015 startup communities

Last week I attended the East Coast Startup Week conference in the eye of a snowstorm in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. This is exactly the type of event I enjoy, small with a high-caliber of speakers in a unique environment.

Although during these types of events I usually...

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The More I Learn The Less Qualified I Feel To Mentor startup communities thoughts

I have been mentoring young business owners now for almost 6 years and at the same time always continuing to learn more myself. I find it a bit strange that the more I learn myself the less qualified I fell to mentor others.

The startup industry is complex and developing at a very fast pace,...

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Confessions Of A Founder Raising A Seed Round funding startup communities

I am a big fan of bootstrapping but I am also a big fan of creating a global company that creates values for millions of people. But to be able to take the leap from a bootstrapped startup into a global business you need funding. And for the past few months I have been working on putting together...

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Talking About Sales startup communities

I just had a very interesting conversation with a good friend of mine and an excellent startup founder, Milan Vrekic. He just founded a new startup called Zora that helps making renting easier. And since we were both working in the rental industry, me with my short-term...

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You Must Sail The Seas startup communities thoughts

I’m from Iceland, a small Island in the North Atlantic Ocean with a population of only 320.000 people, beautiful nature and harsh living conditions (at least for previous generations who didn’t have our modern comforts). I, like most Icelanders, am very proud of being Icelandic but...

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Visit Iceland the Country of Fire Ice and Startups iceland startup communities

Dear entrepreneur,

I want to invite you to visit me in Iceland in May, where you will get an introduction to the startup scene, meet up with some awesome entrepreneurs, have a few beers and experience Iceland.

Many of my entrepreneurial friends from all over the world have in the...

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The Holistic Founder health life startup communities thoughts

I just learned a new word in english that has helped me sum up the relationship between the founder and his or her business, the word is “Holistic” and in my dictionary it is defined:

“characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected...

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Mars Communitech and The Toronto Startup Scene life startup communities

When visiting new cities I always enjoy checking out the startup hubs and see what I can learn from them. In this case I made a special trip to Toronto just to check out what I had heard was the most lively startup environment in Canada. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to meet up with...

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Be Willing To Ask For Help life startup communities thoughts

“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together”

It’s very important to be humble, know when you can’t do things by yourself and then be unafraid of asking for help.

I have currently hit a wall in the sense that my company has been growing and...

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