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Holistic Survival is about being prepared for modern survival with simple, realistic steps everyone can take to make the world a better place. It's about turning problems into possibilities. It's about stability and community and equipping, fortifying, perfecting, providing, and securing peace of mind. It's about self-reliance and personal responsibility. Who is behind The Holistic Survival Show? The name Jason Hartman has become synonymous with exposing the rigged game on Wall Street and gu ...
 
The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, entrepreneur and former business journalist Rick Spence speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to ...
 
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All across the country we're seeing small towns being ignored by political parties and businesses. It's not a new phenomenon and it's not something that looks likely to change in the near future. Brian Alexander, author of the new book Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town, joins Jason Hartman to discuss what's hap…
 
A number of key barriers remain for rural entrepreneurs, especially those with disabilities. But together, we can challenge exclusionary attitudes and work towards building a much more inclusive ecosystem – just ask Susan Bater, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program Manager for Community Futures Manitoba and Saskatchewan! Susan Bater is the manag…
 
It's Factually's 100th episode! To celebrate, Adam is joined by Full Frontal host Sam Bee to discuss the art of combining fact with farce. They talk the importance (or total unimportance) of informational comedy, consider what lies ahead in their careers, and dunk on sitcoms. Sam Bee's podcast "Full Release" launches May 4th. Listen wherever you ge…
 
We often assume that because green energy costs more to produce, it’s less profitable for the seller in the long-run. Greg Kiessling, Board Chair of Canadians for Clean Prosperity & Inmotive Inc., believes we are just starting to see the real potential of cleantech, and that the possibilities will only increase as carbon prices adjust. Greg Kiessli…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Jarrett Gross about 3D printed homes. How close to reality are they? Can you really get them for $10,000? Will it completely disrupt the housing market? The two look at the issues hampering the adoption of the technology, how far off the solutions to those may be, how the technology will impact the overall real estate lands…
 
With Canadian SMEs representing over 50% of our national economy and providing much needed community support, small business recovery is at the top of everyone’s mind in our post-pandemic world. Angela Groenveld, Founder and CEO of EmergeAgency, is leading the way! As one of the leading business and disaster recovery consultants in Canada, Angela G…
 
There are a lot of causes of the declining global birth rate – education, freedom, and even the decline of subsistence agriculture. But what if one of the biggest factors was … plastic? Epidemiologist and author Dr. Shanna Swan joins Adam this week to break down why phthalates affect our fertility as well as our overall health. They cover her scien…
 
Entrepreneurship is infamously difficult – with hard decisions, stressful deals, and many nerve wracking unknowns around each corner. Sunny Fong and Jess Chow, Co-Founders of VIEREN, think the key to making it work is a healthy co-founder relationship, unwavering curiosity, and having a creative edge. Jess Chow launched VIEREN as a love letter to h…
 
We often assume urban centres are home to the most innovative, versatile business ecosystems. Shauna Rae, Communications and Project Coordinator for Community Futures Ontario and co-host of the Kitchen Confessionals Podcast, sees rural startup ecosystems as a hub for innovation and reinvention. Shauna Rae is currently the Communications and Project…
 
Clothes today cost a fraction of what they cost our grandparents — but why, and at what cost? Journalist and author Dana Thomas joins Adam to break down how fast fashion has made the industry explode into a one-trillion dollar industry, how dismal the working conditions are in many overseas factories, and how to shop and dress more sustainably. To …
 
Community is incredibly powerful when building a company and when attempting to solve a pain point in someone’s life, just ask Ravina Anand, Co-Founder of FLIK! Ravina Anand is a social-tech entrepreneur and the COO of FLIK, the first female-identifying apprenticeship portal. In a hyper globalized world, Ravina aims to advance women’s economic part…
 
The hustle mentality is deeply ingrained in the startup community, but at times it can take its toll on a founder’s confidence and mental health. Michelle Lalonde, president and chief growth officer of Tiber River Inc., thinks it’s all about finding your “imperfect balance”. With both a degree and diploma in business administration, Michelle has ov…
 
We’re flooded with misinformation, and new research shows that cliches about “thinking critically” and “doing your own research” are counterproductive at best. Writer and educator Michael Caulfield joins Adam this week to explain his SIFT method for evaluating misinformation, why expertise is so important, and how we should approach unclear ideas l…
 
Creating new value for our customers and our communities is vital as we scale the impact of our businesses – enter Debbie Motilewa, Sustainable Business Leader at Afro-hub Market! In the past nine years, Deborah Motilewa has helped several entrepreneurs across three different continents – North America, Africa and Europe create shared value – focus…
 
Today, women account for only 4.5 per cent of skilled trades workers across Canada. Kendall Ansell, owner of Belle Construction, is trying to change that. Kendall has always believed that happiness starts at home. Growing up, she spent most of her weekends helping her Dad, a contractor, with family projects. This influenced and shaped her passion f…
 
Why is America's health care system so effed up, and what can be done to fix it? Author, physician, and civil servant Dr. Abdul El-Sayed joins Adam to discuss how we got here, his belief in single-payer healthcare, and why he's hopeful for the road ahead. His book Medicare For All: A Citizen’s Guide is available wherever books are sold.…
 
Fear of criticism, judgement, and failure – fear is something founders are all too familiar with. Keturah Osinde, CEO of Fittedfast, thinks instead of avoiding fear, we should harness it. When Keturah was a kid in high school, the last thing she thought she would want to take on was entrepreneurship and the world of creation. In fact, she wanted to…
 
You don’t need a booming housing industry to make money, just a good strategy. Ken poses the question, when the dust settles, which businesses will still be standing, and where will the concentration of people be? Jason Hartman predicts a strain on the housing supply in the not-so-distant future as he postulates that few will be incentivized to get…
 
When gearing up to launch a venture, worry and perfectionism can prolong the process of opening the doors. Jess Mantell, Co-Founder of Abokichi, thinks the answer is easy – just start! Jess Mantell is the co-founder of Abokichi, Inc., makers of the gold Sofi Award winning OKAZU miso chili oil sauce, and food-waste diverting instant miso soup. Jess …
 
Journalist and author of "Fulfillment", Alec MacGillis, joins Adam this week to discuss how Amazon’s unprecedented and wide-spread growth has reshaped our economy and society. They cover the economic changes that created a vacuum for Amazon to fill; how economic concentration hurts both "winners" and losers; the lack of community and dignity Amazon…
 
In 2021, 87% of millennials expect mentorship opportunities when starting at a new company. Ashley Werhun, CEO of Mentorly, is on a mission to make it more accessible. Ashley Werhun is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mentorly.co. Mentorly.co is a cloud-based mentorship solution for businesses, schools, and organizations looking to invest in their people …
 
Jason Hartman interviews the author, Michael Rectenwald. Michael prognosticates that censorship will be further exacerbated by the events of January 6. Are we in the midst of a revolution? Is there a concern for freedom of thought, and how would this play out? Rectenwald takes us through the looking glass with this interview that urges one to take …
 
Women-only networks and mentorship opportunities are vital in leveling the playing field and building a more gender-balanced world – but Aja Horsley, CEO of Drizzle Honey, thinks women belong at every table where decisions are made. With a background in Environmental Science and Urban Agriculture development, Aja has led research projects and start…
 
Adam is thrilled to introduce one of his absolute favorite journalists and authors to the show: Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert. They discuss how humans have transformed the planet even more profoundly than we imagine; the dirty work of eliminating invasive species; how even getting to net zero emissi…
 
Entrepreneurship is often seen as a great way to work flexible hours and forge your own future, but it can also be used to heal communities. Just ask Dawn Setford, founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada! Dawn Setford, she who keeps the feathers, is Mohawk Bear Clan whose familial territory is St. Regis/Akwesasne. Dawn is …
 
Traditional stakeholders often include customers, staff, and suppliers – but what if we all treated the land as a key stakeholder? Enter Yamila Franco, Co-Founder of Nyoka Design Labs! Yamila is an Afro-Indigenous Womxn bringing years of experience in impact-driven entrepreneurship & clean technology. Her work is centered around empowering communit…
 
No feature of the American landscape is more absurd than the border. It cuts across natural landscapes, is highly militarized, and possesses the largest law enforcement agency in America. Why? Journalist and Author Todd Miller joins Adam to explain why the heck Border Patrol got involved with the BLM protests last June, what “check point trauma” me…
 
Great leadership is a vital piece of the puzzle for founders. Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures and Planeterra, believes leadership is a continuous transformation, not a final destination. Passionate about the power of travel to change the world for the better, Bruce Poon Tip is a global leader in social entrepreneurship, leadership, immersiv…
 
Infinite curiosity? Check. Obsessed with outer space, Nat Geo and mysteries inside the brain? Check. Gillian Jacobs and Diona Reasonover are beyond ready for this gig. On their new show “If/Then,” they talk with really smart people about stuff that makes you look out the window with wonder. In this clip, Gillian interviews NASA engineer Tracy Drain…
 
Jason Hartman reminds investors of the opportunity of a lifetime, a 5,000 year lifetime with interest rates at historic lows. Is there a second phase to the great American pandemic migration? How do we wage a peaceful revolution? Larry and Jason take a thorough walk through the swamp of politicians and questionable practices in DC and throughout th…
 
There are a lot of myths surrounding trademark registration for small businesses in Canada, leading to many brands being at risk and unprotected – just ask Cynthia Mason, Lawyer and Trademark Agent for Mason PC Trademarks and Markably! Cynthia Mason is a Canadian lawyer and trademark agent with a passion for helping businesses arm themselves with t…
 
We often frame the fight against climate change as one of endless sacrifice. But the truth is, the real solutions to climate change would both save money and make our lives better. Scientist, inventor, and energy expert Saul Griffith joins Adam to walk us through why electric power is more efficient, powerful, and affordable long-term; how the “sca…
 
Raising capital is an age-old problem for founders – but what if there was a free matchmaking service that connected startups and funders? Enter Raymond Luk, Founder and CEO of Hockeystick! Raymond Luk is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Hockeystick (a matchmaking system for startups and funders), Flow Ventures (a financial …
 
Saifadean Ammous, the author of The Bitcoin Standard, joins Jason to explain the three basic functions of money and why this matters with Bitcoin. Will Bitcoin push out the role of central banks? If so, why would the government let Bitcoin exist? Saif continues discussing the government’s role or ability to have a role in cryptocurrency, specifical…
 
Too often, creative professions like photography, music, or art in general are left out of the equation when discussing entrepreneurship. Angela Percival, professional Outdoor Photographer, believes the startup community should be embracing creativity – both as a profession and as a problem solving tool. Adventure and justice are the two threads th…
 
Where do cities… come from? Are they created by committee? Or do they just spring up out of the earth? Adam explores this question with journalist Annalee Newitz, author of the new book Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age. They take an audio tour from Cahokia, an indigenous city near St. Louis that somehow got left out of American t…
 
In the tech startup space, it’s easy to overload products with every gadget and feature you can think of. Jason Sparrow, CEO of BarrelWise, thinks we should involve customers in the design process and be aware of not over-complicating our products. Jason is the CEO of BarrelWise Technologies Ltd., which has developed the world’s first comprehensive…
 
Plagues have always been a part of the human experience, but the seriousness of COVID-19 is rare. Jason Hartman talks with author and professor, Dr. Nicholas Christakis. Dr. Christakis shares bits from his book Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live. As well, Jason probes Dr. Christakis of the blueprint o…
 
Building a community around your brand is easier said than done. Sasha Senior, Owner of Bliss Skateboard Shop, believes that giving back to your network is the gift that keeps on giving. Sasha Senior is an avid skateboarder that grew up in Brampton, Ontario. Her passion drove her to open Windsor’s only local skateboard shop – Bliss. She has used he…
 
Is humanity innately good or bad? Historian and author Rutger Bregman joins Adam to discuss his decidedly optimistic answer to this question. They discuss research showing that people are more likely to help each other during national disasters, the true story behind Kitty Genovese, and how the real-life Lord of The Flies had a very different endin…
 
Powerful technology is only as good as its application – faults in execution and implementation can often lead to over digitalized workspaces and overly complicated operations. So how do we utilize tech to empower customers and our ventures? Just ask Michal Pisarek, CEO of Orchestry! Six-time Microsoft SharePoint MVP, former Co-Founder of Dynamic O…
 
Over 75% of people are afraid of public speaking. The scariest part? This fear can cut potential wages by up to 10%. Ghalia Aamer, founder and CEO of TalkMaze, wants to change this! Ghalia Aamer is a 19 year old entrepreneur and community leader studying international business at the University of Alberta. Ghalia realized her passion for entreprene…
 
This week, Dr. Carl Hart - professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia - joins Adam to argue that we’ve been approaching recreational drugs all wrong. Together they discuss how we have historically exaggerated the harmful effects of drugs on the brain, how stigma and criminalization create greater adverse effects than the drugs themselves,…
 
Week to week, the business landscape in Canada changes drastically – often making it difficult for entrepreneurs to plan for the future. Jason Brommet, Head of Modern Work for Microsoft Canada, chats about tech as a critical investment for entrepreneurs as they plan for the future of work. As Head of Modern Work for Microsoft Canada, Jason leads th…
 
Jason Hartman talks with Jim Richards, author of The New Great Depression. Jim shares his discoveries about the lockdown, the stock market's influence, and asset bubbles vs. asset inflation. Jim Rickard's Book: The New Great Depression Key Takeaways: [3:20] You cannot understand The New Great Depression without looking into the pandemic. [4:00] "Wh…
 
One in seven Canadians have a disability, yet we would be hard-pressed to find a true representation of this in our everyday lives. Sue Crawford, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Enable, is working to challenge the status quo of both physical and social accessibility – enabling our communities in the process. This past year Sue completed her Ma…
 
To stop a deadly disease, you need more than medicine -- you need to change people’s minds. Journalist and doctor Seema Yasmin joins Adam this week to discuss how to combat harmful medical myths. They discuss how much more powerful narratives are than statistics, the difference between being anti-vaxx and being vaccine-hesitant, and why you shouldn…
 
It’s no secret that a great team can be the difference between a company’s success and failure. Bruce Croxon, Partner at Round13 Capital, values a few specific traits on his team – curiosity and open mindedness. Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife and revolutionizing how people connect. Under his direction, he gr…
 
For tech companies, finding the right balance between powerful tech and human-centered design can be a gargantuan task. Maryam Nabavi, Co-Founder and CEO of Babbly, believes that having a deep emotional connection to your mission is the key. Maryam is the former Vice President of product visioning at Idea Couture. There she helped Fortune 500 compa…
 
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