Startup Canada Podcast: The future of business festivals

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From creating prototypes for NASA to facilitating workshops that provide top brands with innovative ideas, Sarah St. Jules and Shelby Walsh from Trend Hunter are always ready to take a leap of faith.

“Even if something seems outside of your comfort zone, that’s actually where the best ideas come from.”

St. Jules is the head of Trend Hunters’ annual Future Festival, and Walsh is the president and head of research at Trend Hunter. Together, they run the popular Toronto-based Future Festival, a high-ranking innovation conference that’s been dubbed the best business event by notable brands like Red Bull, Samsung, Netflix, and Starbucks.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to St. Jules and Walsh about Trend Hunters’ prized conference and what it takes to partner with A-list brands.

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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