$100M fund to boost BC’s tech sector and job creation
Published on Dec 8, 2015
The Province of British Columbia is creating a $100-million venture capital fund as it builds the foundation for a comprehensive technology strategy.
Entrepreneurs Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
This video was shot with the speakers from the GROW Conference and is part of an ongoing series where they ask entrepreneurs about their greatest fears, failures, and the lessons learned.
Brad Feld: Principles for Building Entrepreneurial Communities
Brad Feld articulates guiding principles for creating robust entrepreneurial communities. Based on his experience developing such a community in Boulder, Colorado, Feld explains why experienced entrepreneurs must be involved in the process of creating activities that engage the next generation.
Guy Kawasaki: Make a Great Pitch
A wise video presentation of his book -The Art of the Start - by Guy Kawasaki
Steve Blank: Entrepreneurship is a Calling
What it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
Tools for Entrepreneurs: Forming the Right Kind of Entity
Google for Entrepreneurs and General Assembly have partnered up to create "Tools for Entrepreneurs," video classes for entrepreneurs to grow their skills and grow their businesses.
Tools for Entrepreneurs: Raising Your First Million
You know your business idea is going to be a great success, but how will you get investors to believe in your business as well? Entrepreneur David Lifson will show you how to create the tools, including a pitch deck, and financial models, plus the networking and pitching strategies you can use, to inspire investors and secure your first million dollars of seed capital.
Tools for Entrepreneurs: Making Something People Love
Renowned entrepreneur and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, will inspire you to think of unique ways to connect with your customers, and to build a community of users who want your business to succeed. In this class you'll learn some key branding, marketing, and user experience principles, plus speciﬁc tactics and strategies that you can use to create a company people love.
Tools for Entrepreneurs: Building Your Team
It takes an outstanding team to create a successful company. In this class SeatGeek cofounder Jack Groetzinger shares strategies and tips for Passive and Active Recruiting, conducting interviews, making an offer, and finding a cofounder. In this class you'll get the recruiting and hiring know-how you need to start building your team today.
Why You Must Test Your Hypothesis
Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and Stanford consulting associate professor, explains his customer development methodology, which helps startups find a sustainable, repeatable business model faster.
Startup Management Tools
Steve Blank says startups need radically different management tools from established companies, as they search for a sustainable and repeatable business model.
How to Build a Customer Base
Steve Blank explains why his customer development process can be a challenge for single-minded entrepreneurs.
Tarah Talking Tech: Women In Tech Teaser
Published on May 7, 2014
Tarah Talking Tech: Women In Tech is an in depth interview series featuring seven rad women working in tech, created by Tarah Ferguson. After working in Vancouver's tech scene for over three years, Tarah was consistently blown away at the number of incredible women she encountered working in Vancouver's tech community.
Curious to uncover why they got into tech and how they founded their own tech companies, she created Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech, to learn more about the women that make up Vancouver's thriving tech community. The goal of the series is to educate and inspire the next generation of women to pursue careers in technology and become future founders themselves.
Episode 1: How to crack the boys' club of the tech world
Published on Sep 8, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with serial tech entrepreneur, Canadian Women In Technology CEO & Rebooted Thinking Founder Sandra Wear to chat about entrepreneurship, money and how women can crack the boys club of the tech world.
Episode 2: Why mistakes are critical to growing your business
Published on Sep 15, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with serial entrepreneur & The Next Big Thing Co-founder Meredith Powell to chat about the importance of role-models, her transition into tech and the mistakes or as I like to call them "learning experiences" she made early on in her business.
Episode 3: How to balance a new business and a new baby
Published on Sep 22, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with tech entrepreneur & Sprout Co-founder Martha Switzer to chat about the importance of physical fitness at work, the challenges of doing your own thing, and what keeps her up longer at night - a new business or a new baby?
Episode 4: The "C" word all women need to kill it in business
Published on Sep 30, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of Medinovel, Ola Kowalewski as we chat about failure, confidence and the importance of understanding your value.
Episode 5: Why mentorship may be more valuable than money when starting a business
Published on Oct 7, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with tech startup enthusiast and BC Innovation Council Director of Operations, Tomica Divic as we chat about how she got her start in the tech industry, the importance of developing your network and the value of a good mentor. While cash is a much appreciated commodity when starting a new venture, mentorship can be as VISA would say - PRICELESS!
Episode 6: How To Craft The "Perfect Pitch"
Published on Oct 20, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with New Ventures BC Programs Manager, Angie Schick, as we discuss the value of coachability, positioning statements, and how to craft the "perfect pitch".
Episode 7: Why It's Important To Do The Tough Stuff!!
Published on Oct 28, 2014
In this episode of Tarah Talking Tech: Women in Tech I sit down with WeAreYVR Lead Curator, Claire Atkin as we discuss the value of open data, the communities numerous women in tech champions and the importance of doing the tough stuff!
Want That Job? It's All About Tactical Moves! Part 1 with Amy Rae
Published on Jun 9, 2015
Everyone knows that in order to have the career you want, you have to go after it and/or create it yourself. End of Story! But for many of us, determining the one thing we want to do for the rest of our life can be tough, because many of us enjoy so many things.
In today’s interview, Amy shares the tactical moves she underwent to get the career she wanted and shares the value of staying focused, keeping your eye on the prize and as Nike likes to say, just doing it!
Does Your Network Equal Your Net Worth? Kelly Hoey - Episode 1
Published on May 11, 2015
"We as women have to take control of our own destiny and the time is RIGHT NOW. We Move Markets. We Make Markets. We Create Opportunities and this is the time to do it!" ~ Kelly Hoey
Why It's Important To Bank Yourself First- Part 2 with Kelly Hoey
Published on May 19, 2015
In Part 2 of my Why Money Matters interview series with Kelly Hoey, Kelly shares with us what she believes is 'the best investment', her 3 pieces of advice for young women and the importance of banking yourself first!
How To Get Investors To Take A Gamble On You - Part 3 with Kelly Hoey
Published on May 26, 2015
Today I'm back with part 3 of my interview with Kelly Hoey and we are talking all about acquiring investment. When it comes to seeking investment, Kelly has no time for BS “If you want money without ties, you better have your own money or you better go win the lottery." Kelly shares the three things all entrepreneurs should do to acquire investment successfully!
Do Dollars Speak Louder Than Words? Part 4 with Kelly Hoey
Published on Jun 2, 2015
As I stated in a previous blog post here, Money Is Power And Having It Gives You Options! And while I believe that to be true, what myself and many of us often forget, is that every time we make
Q & A Lightning Round with Kelly Hoey
Published on Jun 2, 2015
In this Lightning Round video, I ask Kelly a series of questions and she answers with the first thing that comes to mind!
Watch as Kelly shares her biggest fears, accomplishments and advice she would give her 15 year old self and lot's of other interesting tid bits!