“Work hard and learn how to deal with your failures, because you’re going to have a lot of them.” – Gerry Pond, co-founder of East Valley Ventures and winner of Startup Canada’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement award
According to Pond, a successful entrepreneur is determined to stick with their business until the revenue stream starts flowing. And when is it time to accept failure? “It’s like baseball,” he says. “Three pivots and you’re out.”
In this episode of the Startup Canada Podcast, host Rivers Corbett interviews Gerry Pond on micro-entrepreneurship, starting up in Atlantic Canada and bouncing back from failure.
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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