Startup Canada Podcast Ep.129: championing companies to market with Michelle Caers

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Michelle Caers’ hands-on experience spans 20 years as she’s led over six startup teams and continues to champion companies to get their products to market. When she isn’t traveling the globe or working with her team, Caers mentors with The Next 36 and is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Ryerson DMZ in Toronto.

“I believe that the best way to solve problems is to have different perspectives on the problem and this comes from having different life experiences. The best team is a diverse team, no only in their backgrounds, but in their skill set.”

Caers is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Toronto-based DesignedUX. DesignedUX is a design and strategy firm that provides companies at a variety of stages, from startups to Fortune 500’s with the tools and products to make their customer’s experience second to none. Caers has built a global customer base from the ground up at DesignedUX, working with clients from Beverly Hills to New York to London and Delhi along with some of the hottest startups in Toronto.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Caers about her journey as a founder and CEO and how she’s mentoring entrepreneurs to take their startups to the next level.

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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