Entrepreneurship comes in many different forms and from many different places, something which Isaac Olowolafe, founder of Dream Maker Inc. is well aware of.
A well-known entrepreneur, business owner, and philanthropist, Olowolafe launched Dream Maker Ventures in 2016, a private equity firm launched to provide mentorship and capital to small-and-medium-sized businesses in all industries, successfully operating in multiple divisions including a brokerage, real estate development, wealth management, property management, education, private equity, and insurance.
“I would make sure entrepreneurship is as diverse and inclusive as possible from a funding point of view,” Olowolafe said. “The more diversity you get, the more opinions you’re able to get.”
Olowolafe is a recipient of numerous awards and letters of recognition, including a Harry Jerome Business Award, an Enterprise Business Award by Planet Africa, an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, a Business Leadership Award by Leadership and Governance Canada Inc. and more.
In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, Rivers Corbett sits down with Olowolafe to help entrepreneurs understand the value of making diversity a priority in the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada, and how pivoting with the market will keep your business on track.
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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