MaRS Discovery District

MaRS Discovery District

MaRS is the world's largest innovation hub located in Toronto. They support impact-driven startups in health, energy & environment, finance & commerce, and work & learning sectors.

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Pivots

The Unconventional Way This Cloud-Based Startup Broke Into the Education Sphere

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Leadership Skills

How This CEO Went from Having Zero Industry Experience to Running Her Own Tech Startup

This founder's ultimate strength was building something from nothing.
Pivots

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Flixel, the company behind the cinemagraph, knew that eventually its original product would lead the business to success.
Startups

This CEO's Recipe for Success Is One Part Innovation, One Part Anxiety

For this company's leader, paranoia is a driver to create change.
Startups

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The road map for this company includes the mantra "keeping going."
Startups

Why This CEO Sees So Many Startups Get Tunnel Vision With Their Products

To communicate potential to investors, business founders should know when to refocus their mission.
Change

This Fintech Business Pulled Off a Major Company Pivot by Believing in Great Results

Ratehub CEO Alyssa Furtado talks about the risk of expanding the business to go up against current customers.
Motivation

How This Entrepreneur Went From One Employee in a Dark Basement to Raising $3.3 Million

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This Program Will Give $1 Million to a Woman-Led Cleantech Business

Jane Kearns, who works at Cleantech, talks about how the company welcomes innovation and progress.
Success Strategies

Why No Amount of Money Can Guarantee Success

There is no set recipe for success.

Instead of Thinking About What She Couldn't Change, This Female Founder Focused On Making Progress

Stephany Lapierre talks about how she built her company, despite the odds.
Success Strategies

This Startup Didn't Think Twice When It Came to Taking a Bold Chance

It's not the first time a 'fake it until you make it' strategy reaped big rewards.

Why Investing in Diverse Companies Will Keep Future Mistakes at Bay

As a guiding force behind the StandUp Ventures fund, Michelle McBane speaks of her time investing in female-led companies.
Success Stories

Not Listening to His Investors Was One of the Best Decisions This Entrepreneur Made

Here's why staying true to your creative interests brings great rewards in the end.
Tech Startups

Why Actionable Results Are More Valuable Than Perfect Ideas in the Startup World

Shane Murphy talks about how his business, Founded Technologies, came to fruition.
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