Startup Canada Podcast: Flexibility, finding time for family as a founder with Manny Padda


Entrepreneurship can be a long, arduous, and gruelling journey, but if you ever wanted proof that there’s light at the end of the tunnel, look no further than Manny Padda.

Padda is an entrepreneur, educator, angel investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder of
New Avenue Capital as well as the founder and managing director of PM Search Partners.

A self-made entrepreneur who built his first multi-million-dollar company at age 26, Padda is dedicated to providing education and mentorship to today’s youth. He is a co-founder of
GradusOne, an organization that connects students and graduates with mentors and provides
them with resources to help them refine their career path and achieve success.

Padda sits on a number of advisory boards in the education and not-for-profit sectors, and is an active advisor and angel investor in Vancouver’s tech community, having invested in startups including Picatic, MyBestHelper, Change Heroes, ShareShed, Feeding Change, and GKup.

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, Rivers Corbett sits down with Padda to help entrepreneurs understand how to stay in touch with their regular lives on this journey and to learn to love the two-sided coin of flexibility and uncertainty that comes with the job.

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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