Startup Canada Podcast Ep.140: Private and public entrepreneurship with Barrie mayor Jeff Lehman

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Canada’s most spectacular and memorable urban areas are thoughtfully planned out by teams of bright innovators.

For the best results, Barrie mayor Jeff Lehman knows urban economies flourish when collaborating public and private entrepreneurship.

“[The] government has to embrace the idea that we can work with the startup community and even embed them in what we do.”

Lehman, as the 46th mayor of the City of Barrie, had led a series of urban innovations through public and private entrepreneurship. He is a seasoned economize as well as an innovative urban planner.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Lehman about the opportunities of urban innovations when public office meets private entrepreneurs.

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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