Startup Canada Podcast: The Rise of Startup Campuses

“We need to recognize that it is still early days for entrepreneurship in universities and allow the diversity of entrepreneurship on campus to blossom.”

Dr. Rob Annan is the Chief Research Officer for Mitacs, a university-based organization that supports research initiatives in Canada, particularly through graduate student internships.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett speaks with Rob about his experience recruiting more than 1,000 international students to Canada, the role of universities in helping entrepreneurs, transformations in the higher education sector to better meet market demands and the rise of entrepreneurial campuses.

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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