Startup Canada podcast: Startup York Region’s Lucas Chang on the importance of encouraging young entrepreneurs

“At the grassroots level, there is a need to tie entrepreneurs into local networks and then to tie further into national network to learn best practices from other startup communities. Learning the lessons from across Canada accelerated our own learnings in York Region and provides a bigger, national context to the local activities within startup communities.”

Lucas Chang, serial entrepreneur and leader of Startup York Region, is working to foster the York Region startup community and advancing opportunities for young entrepreneurs. Chang introduces listeners to the York Region startup community and offers tangible tips for building startup communities from the ground up to help local entrepreneurs reach their full potential.

On this week’s podcast, we will talk about building a startup community a stone’s throw away from a major urban centre – also known as the GTA – and fostering youth entrepreneurship.

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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