Startup Canada Podcast: Relentless Returns and the Pursuit of Social Impact with Brenda Irwin

Brenda Irwin is the managing partner of Relentless Pursuit Partners. Brenda, along with Olympian Simon Whitfield, built this fund based on social impact. The fund invests in technology that helps to promote access to healthcare, improve mental and physical wellbeing, and engage individuals in the management of their own health.

“I stayed motivated during my entire healthcare venture career because I knew in my heart I was having an impact on people’s health,” said Irwin.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Brenda about building a business that strives for both profitability and social impact.

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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