Startup Stories

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

How often do you get to meet someone you admire greatly? The opportunity presented itself to me when CSI, the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, announced a Fireside Chat with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus. Armed with my copy of  A World of Three Zeros and Yunus’s audiobook Building Social Business playing on the radio, I jumped in…

5 Lessons From My First Startup Experience

5 Lessons From My First Startup Experience

It’s been twenty years since my first startup experience.  Looking back, I never even thought to identify my role in this company as part of a startup team. At that time, the word startup was not common knowledge. It was simply a business venture. There were 4 of us – the co-owners, a warehouse person and myself. The founders were experienced…