Startup Canada Podcast: Making the leap from entrepreneurship to intrapreneurship

Whether it’s mountain biking in the rain, travelling to the far corners of the Earth, or revolutionizing the customer service industry, Anastasia Valentine is driven by adrenaline and a lust for life. Instead of backing down from fear, Anastasia stares it right in the eyes.

“If it scares you, that might be the trigger that says ‘hey, give it a try, fail fast, and try something else.’”

Valentine is a technology and startup marketing guru and the VP of marketing at Versature. She also sits on the board of directors for HER VOLUTION, a Toronto-based non-profit that works to improve access to education and employment in STEM fields for girls and young women. Valentine is also an author of two children’s books, the founder of a successful digital marketing agency, the founder of an indie record label, and has more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, startups, and Fortune companies with marketing and strategy.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, Valentine and host Rivers Corbett talk about the future of Canada’s telecoms industry, public speaking, and empowering girls in STEM to making the jump from entrepreneurship into intrapreneurship.

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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