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The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

Venture Mad Science and Update

When they were teenagers Ariel Shlein and his brother started their own small business called Mad Science, performing science shows for children at schools, libraries or birthday parties. After franchising the business, it grew so quickly Shlein has little time for anything but Mad Science. He is hoping to add 40 franchisees to a growing business empire that already includes 73 ...
  • 2002
  • 00:10:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

Venture Sugar High: Selling Clodhoppers

Chris Emery and his partner Larry Finson are two Winnipeg entrepreneurs with a sweet plan to corner the candy market in Canada. Using Grandma's secret recipe, they have sunk everything they have into Clodhopper Candies. While the two have been successful in nailing big orders, getting the candy from the factory to store shelves and then into people's mouths is ...
  • 2000
  • 00:18:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Internet Geeks

When Matt Harrop was in high school, he didn’t like the way internet companies were doing business. So, he dropped out of high school, borrowed $7,500 and started his own company. His gamble paid off and within 12 short months, his company was a cyberspace success story.
  • 1996
  • 00:09:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Earth Buddy

They are young, they are brash and they have made a pile of money: a small group of friends who took an idea and sold it really well. In 1993, Anton Rabie and a couple of friends from business school began manufacturing the Earth Buddy – a sawdust and grass-seed filled novelty that competed with products like Chia Pet. But ...
  • 1994
  • 00:16:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013