After around 10 years of studying in Victoria, B.C. and working as a journalist in Toronto, Véronique Herry returned to her hometown of Whitehorse to “recharge a little bit” and “hang out.” Little did she know, her life was about to take a surprising turn into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
“I went from wearing high heels on Bay Street to learning how to drywall in the space of weeks.”
Brimming with creative ideas, Herry caught the entrepreneurial bug big time when she got involved in the local startup scene and later took on the role of community builder for Startup Whitehorse. Today, she is also the founder of (co)space, the newest co-working space north of 60.
In this episode of Startup Canada Podcast, host Rivers Corbett chats with her about the challenges and opportunities that come with the small market size in the North, the role that government plays in supporting small businesses there and the importance of creating a community of entrepreneurs in Canada’s vast territories.
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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