Startup Canada Podcast: Studio-Model Investing and Startups with Tony Lacavera

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When Tony Lacavera co-founded Wind Mobile in 2008, he knew he was taking on some big industry players, but that didn’t stop him from wanting to shake up the state of wireless in Canada.

“I decided to go right at Bell, Telus, and Rogers, and disrupt the core wireless oligarchy that’s a core business for them, which obviously kicked off a very interesting eight years at Wind,” says the founder and chairman of Globalive and past CEO of Wind Mobile.

That wasn’t his first time disrupting the status quo. Prior to Wind Mobile, Lacavera founded Globalive in 1998 to stimulate the Canadian startup investment sector. In this episode of Startup Canada Podcast, host Rivers Corbett chats with Tony about how technology has impacted business, what it’s like to go up against the big guys, and how his track record and good old fashioned hard work has been the key to his success as a disruptive entrepreneur.

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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