Startup Canada Podcast: future trends in East Coast entrepreneurship with Patrick Farrar

From the smallest of places can come the biggest of ideas, and Patrick Farrar, CEO of Startup Zone PEI will be the first one to tell you that.

As a startup advisor and mentor for several businesses, Farrar has helped launch and foster several social startups, leading efforts in raising millions in financing.

Attending Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden, the top school in the world for research on family business and entrepreneurship, Farrar conducted research on developing long-standing businesses. His experience and love for startups pull him towards other ventures that bring added value to the Canadian economy through business creation and employment.

Drawing on startup experiences, he’s inspired to enhance the support and training of ambitious entrepreneurs. This has led him to the Startup Zone, a business incubator that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

“Everyone underestimates PEI, though we’re one of the smallest provinces in Canada when it comes to entrepreneurs there’s a lot of supports considering our size,” said Farrar.

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Ceridian, Farrar discusses the future of East Coast entrepreneurship and keeping an eye on the island.

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, Startup Canada Digital Programs Lead Matthew Curtis 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 Matthew Curtis 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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