Startup Canada Podcast: Stephanie Yong on starting up in Saskatchewan

Nobody ever told Stephanie Yong she might not get a job after studying what she loved. After graduating with a degree in political science, Yong did what many others do and left her home town.

“I went overseas for 7 years and travelled the world,” said Yong. “I saw as much of the world as I possibly could before coming back, which really opened up my eyes to so many different things. I travelled back to Saskatoon and started my MBA and started a business shortly after.”

Yong is the director at the University of Saskatchewan’s Brett Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning and a Startup Canada Saskatoon Community Leader. She’s also an an intrapraneur who has been instrumental to the development of Saskatchewan’s startup entrepreneurship and campus community.

On this week’s #StartupPodcast, we get the low-down on the Saskatoon startup scene, building entrepreneurial campuses and intra-preneurship.

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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