September 18, 2023–Venture13, Cobourg, Ontario
Announcing the Official Launch of the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast
NCFDC has officially launched the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast. Season 1 of the Podcast series will focus entirely on southern Ontario start–ups backed by NCFDC through FedDev Ontario’s Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) in southern Ontario. Founders of start-ups in cleantech, food and agtech, AI and Machine Learning, electrification, hydrogen production, prosthetics engineering and advanced manufacturing report back from the frontiers of innovation as they push the limits and boundaries of their fields.
“With everything moving so quickly in the world of start-up acceleration, we wanted to take a moment to really get to know the entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of emergent technological change, to be inspired by the individuals who are building the industries of the future,” said Executive Director of NCFDC, Wendy Curtis. “This is an exploratory showcase of their talent, their daring, and their risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit.”
Co-Hosts Braden Kemp (NCFDC, Bioenterprise Canada) and Tracy Morningstar (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) start off the series in conversation with Jacqueline Good, Founder & CEO of acclaimed Canadian spacetech startup, Magnestar. Good is tackling the challenge of securing earth-to-space communication by predicting radio frequency interference. The episode covers a range of topics from ‘Spacetech 101’ and implications for Canada’s North, to the importance of accelerators, mentorship, talent attraction and much more. Jacqueline Good also shares valuable advice and perspective for other founders and future entrepreneurs.
A further dozen episodes will be released bi-monthly starting this month, and mid-way through the season, listeners will get to hear a special ‘behind-the-scenes’ conversation with Kemp and Morningstar, both of whom are engaged in entrepreneurial development with their respective national organizations. The Executive Producer of the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast is Loyalist College Professor and journalist, Robert Washburn. The Podcast project is made possible with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada.
The Podcast can be accessed via Spotify or Podbean (with more channels to be added in the near future) or via the embedded Podbean player at ncfdc.ca. We encourage partners, investors, entrepreneurs, the start-up community at large and all who are interested to subscribe. We hope that a general audience will be equally fascinated by these conversations from “beyond the edge” of innovation and creativity.
NCFDC is an innovation and entrepreneurship NGO based at Venture13 in Cobourg, Ontario, focused on co-investing in innovation capital and financing growth-oriented firms that create jobs and help to diversify a sustainable and inclusive economy in Northumberland (via FedDev Ontario’s Community Futures Program) southern Ontario (via initiatives like thriveFORWARD, RIIEO and N1M) and Canada-wide, through DELIA (NCFDC’s evergreen women entrepreneurship loan fund, with the support of ISED Canada) as well as StrikeUP (Canada’s leading annual digital conference event celebrating and advancing women entrepreneurship).
For more, head to ncfdc.ca.
About Bioenterprise Canada
Bioenterprise is a community of entrepreneurs, researchers, accelerators, and partners, committed to driving innovation across Canada in the agri-tech and food industry.
To learn more, visit bioenterprise.ca.
About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
The mission of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all CCAB members.
For more information, navigate to ccab.com.
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