Startup Canada Podcast: How to design digital communities

Serial entrepreneur Richard (Rick) Finnie started his first business at age 12, selling business cards.

Only a few years later did Finnie find his new passion: fixing computers. Waiting for no one, Rick carved his own path into entrepreneurship by doing. “I’ve always had the mantra of start now,” he says.

Finnie is the co-founder of The Launch, an online community that supports the ongoing creation of digital platforms. He is also the CEO of Packetwire Communications and a senior consultant at Solutions Research Group. Finnie is a renowned technology consultant and entrepreneur advocate.

In this interview, host Rivers Corbett and Rick Finnie talk about the lifelong pursuit of entrepreneurship, Rick’s advocacy work for entrepreneurship, and his ‘anti-American Dream.’

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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