Startup Canada Podcast: Dr. Sean Wise on the science behind startups

Dr. Sean Wise

Entrepreneurship isn’t a guessing game. Every day, more resources become available for new business owners, for those looking for funding, and for the seasoned entrepreneurs who are looking to exit. Dr. Sean Wise understands the building blocks required to avoid unnecessary risk and to overcome avoidable failures.

“In today’s world, we have moved entrepreneurship from an art to a science.” Sean is the co-author, alongside Brad Feld, of Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, which ranks on Amazon’s best seller list. He is also the professor and director of the university’s own accelerator program called Ryerson Futures, mentoring hundreds of innovation focused startups. Overall, the startups under his mentorship have collectively raised more than $2.1 billion in capital.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Dr. Wise about the evolution of entrepreneurship and the science behind starting up.

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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