BetaKit Live: Willful and The Canadian Shield explain how to survive and thrive in 2020

BetaKit Live Willful and The Canadian Shield

It has been one trying year for startups and small businesses in Canada.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, only 28 percent of Canadian small businesses have been able to maintain or exceed their normal revenues. It’s a dire snapshot given that small businesses employ over 8.4 million individuals in Canada, approximately 70 percent of the country’s total private labour force. Suffice it to say that most small business owners and startup founders this year have focused on one thing: survival.

There is a goal beyond survival, and it’s an important one to remember: success.

To that end, BetaKit has partnered with Cisco Designed to produce the Small Business Resiliency series, with stories and resources for businesses working to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

But there is a goal beyond survival, and as we prepare to enter 2021, it’s an important one to remember: success.

This Wednesday, November 4, BetaKit is proud to present a BetaKit Live featuring two startup founders who have found success in 2020 despite COVID-19: Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, and Jeremy Hedges, President of The Canadian Shield. Joined by Cisco Canada Director of Innovation, Wayne Cuervo, the conversation will focus on the steps entrepreneurs can take to survive and thrive in 2020 and beyond.

The BetaKit Live will be streamed simultaneously to Facebook and Twitter. Have a question you’d like asked during the stream? Post it in the comments section below and we’ll make sure it gets answered.

Beyond Survival: Stories of Startup Success

Wednesday, November 4, 4:00PM-4:45PM EST


Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-chief, BetaKit

Special Guest Participants:
Erin Bury – CEO and co-founder, Willful
Jeremy Hedges – President, The Canadian Shield
Wayne Cuervo – Director of Innovation, Cisco Canada

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.