Startup Canada Podcast Ep.157: Building accessible futures with Magnusmode’s Nadia Hamilton

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Nadia Hamilton is the CEO of Magnusmode, an interactive app that coaches people with special needs through everyday situations using customizable flashcards, stories, and a wizard character named Magnus. Through multiple partnerships with customers including CIBC and Tim Hortons, the app is on its way to becoming a worldwide recognized symbol of accessibility.

“The look of pride on their face when they can do something that they used to wait for someone to do for them, is priceless,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton has received a number of awards including the 2011 Project Wildfire Social Business Awards, SheEO’s 2016 Radical Generosity Initiative, and Startup Canada’s National and Regional Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Hamilton about using technology to make social change.

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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