Startup Canada Podcast: Building a new Atlantic Canada with Stephen Lund

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New Brunswick is transforming into a hub for business, tech, and profit as this Maritime province is embracing the potential of entrepreneurship.

Stephen Lund, CEO and Deputy Minister of Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), is at the forefront of building a new Atlantic Canada.

“I’ve been around the world and seen many companies, and I think we are world class. We strive to be professional world-class, world leaders, and striving for results.”

Since beginning his role at ONB, Lund has helped to increase the job opportunities by nearly 3,000 new jobs. ONB has been pinpointed as a great place to work, making Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers list of 2017. Prior to ONB, Lund was the president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., generating $1.2 billion in new client direct payroll. He is recognized as one of the top 500 most influential people in financial centres worldwide.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Stephen about his goals and aspirations while getting top-level tips on how to grow a successful organization.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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