How This Entrepreneur Bounced Back After a Failed Pitch Meeting

Here’s how this female entrepreneur bounced back one of “the worst business and pitch experiences I’ve ever had.” September 18, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Chia Chia Sun, the CEO of Damiva, about crashing and burning during a pitch and then trying her best to bounce back. Sun discusses how selling her business was especially difficult since there are several taboos surrounding her industry of health. Sun’s company, Damiva, is a health startup that makes natural female health products aiming to break the stigma around women’s health.  After the embarassing and painful pitching experience, Sun came out a little bruised but ready to try again. Later, Sun was pleased when attendees of the pitch meeting inevitably expressed interest in her business.  Despite her original pitch round going poorly, the strength of her product, centered around women’s […]

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This Entrepreneur Didn’t Pay Himself a Salary for 5 Years After He Started His Business

This CEO talks about having both courage and the ability to leverage your resources and build a business. September 11, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with enterpreneur Joshua Wong. Wong’s business, Opus One Solutions, is an enterprise software company focused on creating sustainable utility grids.  In the company’s early stages, Wong used much of his own personal funds to get Opus One Solutions of the ground. Eventually, the CEO’s gamble paid, especially when he developed a relationship with a government agency to move the company forward.  Wong mentions that during the company’s first five years, he did not pay himself a salary. Click the video to hear more from Wong and Business Rockstars. Related: This Canadian Tech Business Survived a Period of Uncertainty by Trusting Its Purpose Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful […]

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How This Canadian Startup Uses Artificial Intelligence to Create an Unbiased Hiring Process

The CEO of this AI company discusses the importance of being obsessed with your business. September 3, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Jahanzaib Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Knockri, an AI-supported skills assesment resource.  Ansari discusses a time when he was personally on the job hunt and consistently struggled to position his applications. At one point, he had to change the look of his name to a more Anglicized spelling to get his candidacy attention. This bias made him realize the danger of machines to help find the right hire.  Ansari also discusses the importance of becoming completely committed to your company. Knockri endured a series of rejections before receiving confirmation and support for funding. Therefore, the CEO encourages an obsession with your company in order to help it meet success and push through the tough times. Click the video to hear more.  […]

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This Canadian Tech Business Survived a Period of Uncertainty by Trusting Its Purpose

This entrepreneur had to take a chance and test her business’s limits. August 28, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Miriam Tuerk, the CEO of Clear Blue Technologies, about a difficult time period that stretched company’s finances.  Clear Blue stayed afloat by gradually receiving more and more funding. Looking back, Tuerk discusses success as a process of breaking down projects into individual milestones and being methodical in how you achieve them. Click the video to hear more.  Related: Breaking Down the Basics of Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video […]

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Breaking Down the Basics of Artificial Intelligence

AI and machine learning are evolving consistently, but they still have a long way to go. August 21, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks wtih Kathryn Hume, the VP of Product and Strategy at Integrate.ai about the most important facts around artificial intelligence.  Hume describes AI as anything computers can’t do … until they can. An example that Hume gives is artificial intelligence’s ability to discern between cats and dogs, but inability to determine if an image is odd or out of place. For instance, a computer would not be able to identify the image of a cat upside-down on a bicycle, but it would know there is not a dog in the image. In essence, AI often lacks common sense. Another metaphor Hume draws is the idea of AI as savants, rather than multi-talented Renaissance men. These […]

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How to Bounce Back When Your Business Threatens to Go Under

Plus, why consumer finance businesses can make for risky startups. August 14, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Peter Kalen, the CEO of fintech company Flexiti Financial. At one point, Flexiti struggled to keep its head above water and make payroll. The business narrowly avoided going under and eventually turned the business around.  Looking back on the unpredictable entrepreneurial journey, Kalen describes the precarious nature of consumer financial businesses, considering the loose structure and large amount of capital the businesses require. Click the video to hear more.  Related: How Off-Grid Technology Can Increase Connectivity and Improve the World Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN […]

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How Off-Grid Technology Can Increase Connectivity and Improve the World

The wireless technology is reshaping people’s lives across the globe. August 7, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Miriam Tuerk, the co-founder of Clear Blue Technologies, about the benefits of an off-grid network versus a grid power system. The technology of off-grid power takes away some of the previous expenses associated with building completely new systems. Off-grid power is not only cheaper to install than traditional networks, but it can be implemented in many more locations.  Tuerk explains that off-grid technology can improve communication, ensure fair trade and improve access to health care and education.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: How This Founder Sold Investors on Her Company’s Unconventional Technology Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth […]

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How This Founder Sold Investors on Her Company’s Unconventional Technology

The founder of this brain computing business discusses the importance of persevering. July 31, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ariel Garten, the founder of Interaxon, a company that produces technology controlled by the brain. She speaks about the struggle to convince investors that the company’s technology is worthwhile. These doubts and skepticisms are not uncommon for a first-time business owner, so if you’re going through a similar process, Garten’s story might be able to help.  Click play to hear more.  Related: How 3 Words Helped Change This Man’s Career Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre. EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube […]

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How Tech-Infused Clothing Has the Potential to Improve Personal Health

Learn how a few clothing startups are creating tools to monitor health habits and problems. July 24, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Dan Herman, the VP of Strategy for Myant Inc., about the technology of textile computing.  By embedding certain pieces of technology into clothing, companies like Myant can play a part in improving people’s health and streamlining medical diagnoses. Textile computing is an especially useful innovation because everybody wears clothes. Myant makes a broad range of “smart clothing,” including boxers, briefs and leggings. Each piece differs in its health- and fitness-themed functions, from monitoring your heart rate to whether you’re taking the right medications.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: How 3 Words Helped Change This Man’s Career Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought […]

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How 3 Words Helped Change This Man’s Career

The founder of this biotech company explains how he was able to change careers and pinpoint his passion. July 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Carlo Perez about when he realized he could achieve more than his current positions in tech. Today, Perez is the CEO of Swift Medical, which uses smartphone technology to scan the area around a wound and reconstruct the image into a digital, 3D model. Perez recounts a particularly formative conversation when he was told to “do something better.” These three important words drove him to find something that would invigorate him, eventually leading to where he is now. Perez recommends seeking out a singular passion that you can pour everything into, because that passion will show, and the people around you will follow your motivated behavior.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: How a […]

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Explaining the Intricacies of Voice Recognition Software

With the rise of voice recognition cropping up in at-home assistants, the more we benefit from understanding the technology. July 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Lexi Kaplin, one of the co-founders of Conversationhealth. Kaplin talks about the unique rise and technicological details of voice recognition, which is increasingly used in modern tech tools like with smartphones and smart devices including the Amazon Echo and Google Home.  Speech-to-text is the first component, and natural language processing is the second. Speech-to-text technology is the machine’s initial ability to convert audio speech into visual text; natural language processing is the process of sifting through the seemingly endless ways people string together words and find meaning. As Kaplin explains, voice recognition technology will encourage people to adopt the habit of asking instead of searching.  Click play to hear more.  Related: How a Surprise Round of […]

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How a Surprise Round of Funding Suddenly Saved This Company From Extinction

This tech company has now earned millions in investments. July 3, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video from Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District, we hear again from Matthew Spoke, who previously explained the technology of Bitcoin. Spoke is also the CEO and founder of Aion Foundation.  Spoke talks about taking big risks early. There was frequent uncertainty about whether a major roadblock would suddenly gut the company’s finances and stand in the way of operations. Luckily, right before Aion Foundation fell into total peril, an angel investor was able to swoop in. Spoke notes that over the last two and half years, his business raised $30 million in investments.  Over time, Aion has gone from a software company servicing big enterprise companies to an open-source, non-profit foundation. To hear more, click play.  Related: Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World Entrepreneur Network is a premium video […]

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Breaking Down Blockchain’s Dramatic Effect on the World

Blockchain’s innovative nature has the ability to put data back in the hands of the people. June 26, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District features Aion Foundation CEO and Founder Matt Spoke, who explains the technology of blockchain as “an open distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.”  Notably, blockchain is one way for communities with underdeveloped financial infrastructures to get easier access to banks, including setting up accounts and taking out loans. Looking forward, blockchain may act as a tool with which people can exercise more control over their own data.  Moreover, blockchain can take this control of information out of the hands of powerful government entities. Therefore, people can experience a democratization of the flow of ideas.  To hear more about the details of the […]

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How a Bill Gates Prediction Helped This Entrepreneur’s Company Blossom

This tech entrepreneur discusses how he kept his business afloat with some patience and good timing. June 19, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ian Collins, a co-founder of Canadian tech company Wysdom.ai.  The company started in 1995. Collins recalls the initial months when the company felt incredibly green, and he remembers the team essentially figuring things out on the fly. There was an early point where the company’s finances became incredibly tight, and it appeared the business would not be able to stay afloat for more than the following payroll.  The fouder eventually went to a convention where Bill Gates spoke, during which the billionaire described “wireless [as] the future.” Wireless technology was was highly in-line with Wysdom.ai’s mission, and these words from a tech visionary helped save the company.  The experience showed Collins not to throw in the towel too early — […]

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What You Can Learn From Hard Times and How You Can Find a Creative Solution

When facing the entrepreneur’s struggle, remind yourself that you can turn things around with resilience and luck. June 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Randy Cass about one of his most challenging moments as a fintech entrepreneur.  The fintech executive has been in financial services for over 20 years. He founded Newswealth, a wealth management software that started out as a way for his friends and family to manage their money and eventually evolved into its own business in order to meet an industry need.  Cass explains how, when a competitor undertook a huge step that created a divide between the companies, it helped make Newswealth’s purpose more distinct. He also breaks down the lessons he’s learned from hard times. Click the video to hear more.  Related: What Are Some of the Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence? Entrepreneur Network is a premium […]

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What Are Some of the Ethical Concerns of Artificial Intelligence?

The future of artificial intelligence depends on who holds the most resources and whose behavior is the most influential. May 29, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Frank Rudzicz of the University of Toronto about artificial intelligence (AI) and some of its ethical concerns. For example, access to AI is not always equal. Rudzicz also questions who is able to store the machines necessary to allow AI to function and which parties are able to afford these bigger, faster machines. Artificial intelligence can also reflect human biases, but it may also change its behavior in ways humans wouldn’t expect. To hear more about the intracies of artificial intelligence, click the video.  Related: When This Founder Had to Make One Big Decision, She Realized There Are Multiple Paths to Success Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful […]

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When This Founder Had to Make One Big Decision, She Realized There Are Multiple Paths to Success

Alyssa Furtado of Ratehub discusses a pivotal crossroads in her business. May 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video from Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery Disitrct, we hear from Alyssa Furtado, co-founder of Ratehub, which is a financial product comparison website that offers insights on credit card and mortgage rates. Furtado discusses the struggle she and her co-founder faced to either self-fund or take on a new partner with capital.  They grappled with the possiblity of giving up control to a new voice on the board, or else in the face of lacking enough funding for Ratehub to reach its full potential. Inevitably, Furtado and her co-founder followed a path that made the most sense for Ratehub and learned, through listening to many different voices, there is not one way of doing successful business.  Click the video to hear more Alyssa Furtado. Related: How Big Data […]

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How Big Data Can Help Teach Us About Infectious Diseases

Tech’s role in tracking infectious diseases is burgeoning. May 15, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District chats with Dr. Kamran Khan to talk about the future of data and infectious diseases.  Infectious diseases are spreading because the world’s population is increasing dramatically and urbanization is increasing. This trend of infectious diseases spreading is happening in tandem with the development of artificial intelligence (AI).  Khan says data can help to detect infectious diseases. AI, in particular, can act as a filter to isolating the most important signs to identifying infectious diseases.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: What Should Your Company Do When Its Funds Are Dwindling? Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio […]

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What Should Your Company Do When Its Funds Are Dwindling?

This founder says you should start thinking of creative compromises. May 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District talks with Ali Asaria, CEO and founder of Tulip, a company that specializes in building apps.  The founder talks about how he traveled across the country and approached a list of 60 investors to raise money for his business. However, it became clear that Asaria was going to come up short on his targets — in fact, he wouldn’t even be able to pay employee salaries. However, that failure helped lead him to a creative compromise with his engineering team, which eventually helped him create Tulip. That experience taught Asaria that a company is a sum of its parts, and that if its individual members are willing to work as a tribe, the company can become a much larger success.  Click the video to hear more […]

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Why Canada's Unique Position Makes It a Great Starting Spot for Global Expansion

The CEO of Wattpad explains why Canadian startups should try to grow past the United States. Read_More Related posts: Exactly What You Can Do to Define What Makes Your Brand as Unique as … M&Ms Is Your Great Business Idea Actually Great? Here’s How to Find Out. China’s Great Leap Forward in Global Mobile Payments Friendly Service Makes For Great Marketing Childish Gambino Makes History and Amazon Makes a Run for It (60-Second Video) Here’s How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success Tesla Shares Down After Gigafactory Expansion Put on Hold How to Position Your Business for a Strategic Acquisition

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