Ep. 52: Connecting People Beyond Differences with Suba Umathevan

Ep. 52: Connecting People Beyond Differences with Suba Umathevan

This week we are thrilled to have Suba Umathevan on our show. 

Suba Umathevan is the CEO of DROSOS Foundation which is at the forefront of supporting projects and promoting life skills of disadvantaged children and young people.  With over 5 years of experience as the CEO of Plan International Switzerland, her focus was on children’s rights and quality for girls. 

Tune in to this weeks’ episode to learn more about connecting people beyond our differences.

  • 00:00:57 Introduction of Suba Umathevan
  • 00:15:49 Challenges she faced and how she overcame these challenges
  • 00:23:15 Transitioning into a new leadership role during a pandemic
  • 00:25:32 How has the pandemic impacts the vulnerable population
  • 00:30:06 Partnerships and DROSOS Foundation
  • 00:33:08 Best memories of her journey
  • 00:44:11 End of discussion

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Ep. 51: Getting Closer to Financial Freedom with Daniel Nieto

Ep. 51: Getting Closer to Financial Freedom with Daniel Nieto

This week we are thrilled to have Daniel Nieto on our show. 

Daniel Nieto is the Co-founder and CEO of Kalsa, a company that aims to re-imagine financial services for an interconnected world. He is also the startup Founder of Ascension, an incubation program exclusively focused on helping Canadian Fintech startups develop their products and collaborate with others in the ecosystem. 

Tune in to today’s episode to learn more about how he helps people get closer to financial freedom.

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Ep. 50: Revolutionizing Volume Manufacturing with Mateo Pekic

Ep. 50: Revolutionizing Volume Manufacturing with Mateo Pekic

This week we are thrilled to have Mateo Pekic on our show. 

Mateo Pekic is the Founder of 3DQue, a company that aims to revolutionise the way people print 3D material through software automation systems and other innovations. Their goal is to help FFF 3D printing become a viable low-cost solution for volume manufacturing.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn more about how he revolutionizes volume manufacturing.

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Ep. 49: Overcoming Fears as an Entrepreneur with Stefany Nieto

Ep. 49: Overcoming Fears as an Entrepreneur with Stefany Nieto

This week we are thrilled to have Stefany Nieto on our show. 

Stefany Nieto is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Iglu, an award-winning food-security start-up that builds food production facilities in remote communities across Canada, including the Arctic. She is also the Co-founder and COO of Gwella which aims to build the most accessible and Promethean over-the-counter portfolio of mushroom products that amplify individual and community wellness.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn more about how she overcomes her fears as an entrepreneur.

  • 00:01:13 Introduction of Stefany Nieto
  • 00:02:08 Values that she lives by
  • 00:10:15 What is Green Iglu?
  • 00:15:50 Major milestones of Green Iglu
  • 00:18:49 Most interesting challenge she faced while building Green Iglu
  • 00:21:05 Motivating people and becoming a better leader
  • 00:23:57 Greatest lessons learnt while building Green Iglu
  • 00:29:43 Founding Gwella
  • 00:34:50 Connections between Green Iglu and Gwella
  • 00:39:31 End of discussion

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Ep. 48: Fostering Courage and Imagination with Kim Langen

Ep. 48: Fostering Courage and Imagination with Kim Langen

This week we are thrilled to have Kim Langen on our show.

Kim Langen is the CEO and Co-founder of Spirit of Math, an innovative leader in after school Math tuition. With over 30 years of success moving into over 40 campuses across Canada, USA and Pakistan, her focus is on high performance students. 

Tune in to today’s episode to learn about her experiences throughout life which lead to this powerhouse of a company.

Timestamps

  • 00:01:58 Introduction of Kim Langen
  • 00:07:06 How she helps people cultivate imagination?
  • 00:12:52 How to improve one’s imagination?
  • 00:16:59 Ecology and Spirit of Math
  • 00:22:27 How her past experiences exemplifies what she does? 
  • 00:29:14 How her values resonate with how she goes through life? 
  • 00:36:12 How easy it is to take things for granted?
  • 00:48:56 Development of Spirit of Math
  • 00:51:49 Moments where she had to portray courage and imagination
  • 01:03:17 Advise that she would give her young self
  • 01:04:56 End of discussion

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Ep. 47: Creating a Culture of Joy with Jacqueline Jennings

Ep. 47: Creating a Culture of Joy with Jacqueline Jennings

This week we are thrilled to have Jacqueline Jennings on our show.

Jacqueline is an Associate of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners and a Director of the Fireweed Fellowship Program. The Fireweed Fellowship Program is the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship. The goal of Raven Indigenous Capital Partners is to accelerate the success of indigenous social enterprises by providing access to capital and bespoke technical assistance, within an Indigenous cultural framework. 

Tune into today’s episode to find out more about these exciting companies that aim to support indigenous entrepreneurs.

Timestamps

  • 00:01:00 Introduction of Jacqueline Jennings
  • 00:03:01 Values that resonate with her
  • 00:09:37 Her hobbies and pastimes
  • 00:15:26 Raven Indigenous Capital Partners
  • 00:19:05 Her individual identity
  • 00:22:26 Humility and beginner’s mindset
  • 00:25:43 How she stays curious throughout the day 
  • 00:28:43 Reflecting on failures and mistakes
  • 00:32:45 Lessons learnt from running the Fireweed Fellowship Program
  • 00:39:25 End of discussion

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