E10: Gamification and sprouting our money cycles with Matt Hernandez, Founder of Save with Sprout

Matt Hernandez, founder of Sprout Financial talks about how Canadian household debts has been consistently increasing and how millennials are missing the key financial literacy. Save with Sprout combines gamification to help consumers manage their money cycles.

Matt is an avid traveler, and has back packed through most of Asia and have a goal of hitting every continent. He even taught English in South Korea for 3 years. Matt is a former accredited Financial Advisor and have been in the Financial Industry for 5+ yrs and now is bringing Sprout Financial to live. 

What you’ll learn in this episode is:
  • How Canadian household debts has been consistently increasing & how millennials  are missing financial literacy
  • How Sprout Financial is applying gamification to help consumers manager their money cycles
  • How to eat your Frogs First
Sprout Financial is looking for BETA testers!  Apply here – http://savewithsprout.com/
 
Resources Mentioned:
 
We are also proud to announce that WeWork Canada has become the official sponsor of the CanInnovateh Podcast. Our mission & values are the same. WeWork is a community of creators that aims to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful spaces, but also the benefits, amenities, and professional community they need to focus on their business. They have spaces globally and in Canada, they now have two locations in Toronto, and offices that opened up in Vancouver and Montreal! Visit wework.com for more information and you can book a tour!
 
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E08: Going for the Gold with Anthony Lacavera

Anthony Lacavera discusses his new book, ‘How We Can Win’. He discusses how the technological change is about to disrupt a Canadian economy and outlines what Canada needs to do as a country to WIN!  It’s an enlightening discussion that definitely makes us all pause and think! Anthony shares his findings of how Canadians need to get ready to embrace the change and what we can do to be ready for the future. His book ‘How We Can Win’ provides great insights of how Canada can really start to go for the GOLD and not settle for the Bronze medal. How we as Canadians need to start to change our mindset. What all Canadians must do to ensure our future prosperity. 
 
Anthony Lacavera was the founder and former CEO of WIND Mobile (now known as Freedom mobile in Canada). Anthony Lacavera is currently the Chairman for Globalive Capital and the Author of How We Can Win. As a venture capitalist, Anthony has a significant stake in dozens of startups in Canada as well as the United States. As a mentor and investor, he is heavily involved in accelerators and incubators, including MaRS, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), NEXT Canada and the DMZ at Ryerson University. Anthony has done business in more than thirty countries, ranging from producing plays on Broadway to raising almost CAD$2 billion in private capital. He is a regular television commentator and speaker on artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship and the telecommunications industry. Anthony is also the author of How We Can Win: and what happens to us and our country if we don’t” published by Penguin Random House Canada (October, 2017). He was educated at the University of Toronto.
 
In this episode, Anthony shares:
 
  • The WiND Mobile story and how he sold his company to Shaw Communications for $1.6 billion ($1.3B USD)
  • Why he calls the WiND mobile sale a failure
  • Tips on how Canada can win globally
  • Which industries to focus on
  • Entrepreneurial tips & lessons learned
  • And other little gems…
 
Anthony is a wealth of information and also shares a secret passion of his.. Episode 8, How We Can Win
 
Resources Mentioned: 
 
 
CONTEST: 
Courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada, we are giving away TWO copies of his book to our lucky listeners
 
How you can win a copy of Anthony Lacavera’s new book – ‘How We Can Win: and what happens to us and our country if we don’t’.  This contest is currently  open to everyone . The contest will go up on Thurs Nov 7th at 6pm EST and run for a week till Wed Dec 13th at midnight EST. We will notify the two winners and announce it on Thurs Dec 14th, 2017.  
 
Answer one of two questions:
  1. How do you think we can Win in Canada? or 
  2. What are the best Canadian brands?  
 
 There are two ways to enter:
  1. On the Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CanInnovateh/
  2. You can also email me at [email protected]. or [email protected]
  3. Bonus Entries (3) – if you email me with a screen shot of your rating and review.  
We are also proud to announce that WeWork Canada is the official sponsor of the CanInnovateh Podcast. Our mission & values are the same. WeWork is a community of creators that aims to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful spaces, but also the benefits, amenities, and professional community they need to focus on their business. They have spaces globally and in Canada, they now have two locations in Toronto, and offices that opened up in Vancouver and Montreal! Visit wework.com for more information and you can book a tour!
 
Share the podcast with your friends & family. We are getting to the season of giving!  And of course,  please leave a review on wherever you listen to the podcast and nominate a Canadian Innovator. You can also join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanInnovateh/ 
 
The party is just getting started!

E07: Reshaping & redefining the online meat industry with Marc Lafleur, CEO of TruLocal

Marc Lafleur, the CEO of TruLocal. Marc is a University of Waterloo graduate looking to explore how different technologies and innovations can be applied to help build businesses throughout different industries. TruLocal is an Ontario based company that redefining the online meat industry with delivering organic (Hormone Free, Antibiotic Free) and locally sourced meat right to your door step! They offer a range of different meat products (www.trulocal.ca)

Marc & I chat about meat industry. I also discover on the podcast, that he’s a serial entrepreneur and he openly chats about lessons learned. We also chat about numerous topics:

* How TruLocal is evolving the meat industry
* The importance of identifying the right niche
* How to optimize your sales & marketing funnels
* Tales and lessons from his past ventures
* And much much more….

Marc is a wealth of knowledge and really shares some amazing insights

Resources Mentioned:

CONTEST:
You can win a holiday basket (https://trulocal.ca/christmas-gift-ideas) from TruLocal, worth $99 that has 5 AAA Striploin steaks delivered to your home! The contest is only open to Ontario residents. How you can win the TruLocal Holiday gift basket, a $99 Value that has 5 AAA Striploin Steaks (No added hormones and antibiotic free). delivered to your home! This contest is currently only open to Ontario residents only. I’ll be notifying the winner on Thurs Dec 7th, 2017.


There are two ways to enter:
1. On the Facebook page – leave a comment on which industries you’d like to hear more about or nominate a Canadian Innovator
2. You can also email me at [email protected] or [email protected]
3. Bonus Entries (3) – if you email me with a screen shot of your rating and review.

Ongoing: Open to all Canadian residents – if you send me a screen shot of your rating & review, I’ll send you a coffee from Coffee’s on Me (Ep 2).

I do have a new contest coming next week that will be open to all global listeners! So stay tuned….

We are also proud to announce that WeWork Canada has become the official sponsor of the CanInnovateh Podcast. Our mission & values are the same. WeWork is a community of creators that aims to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful spaces, but also the benefits, amenities, and professional community they need to focus on their business. They have spaces globally and in Canada, they now have two locations in Toronto, and offices that opened up in Vancouver and Montreal! Visit wework.com for more information and you can book a tour!

Share the podcast with your friends & family. We are getting to the season of giving! And of course, please leave a review and nominate a Canadian Innovator. You can also join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanInnovateh/

E06: Rob Catalano, Co-Founder of WorkTango is giving employees a voice and employers actionable insights

Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed by leveraging technology to make employees successful. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – a software platform that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. He has recently been named as a 2017 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, has had the privilege of speaking in over 30 cities the past three years, and loves the opportunity to connect with passionate business and HR leaders across the globe. He is an avid hockey and volleyball player, traveller, and in his own terms a ‘pointaholic’ – he collects loyalty points for everything and anything! You can reach him at [email protected] or @RobCatalano on twitter.
 
Rob & I discuss how WorkTango’s software platform is creating real-time connection and empathy with employees that is transforming how we do business.   
 
We chat about numerous topics:
  • Using machine learning & sentiments to give a voice to employees
  • How Human Resources (HR) is evolving – 
  • Companies are being to treating employees as consumers
  • The art of getting Known – Liked – Trusted
  • And much much more….
 
Rob is truly known globally as a thought leader around Employee Engagement. In fact, by the time this episode airs, he’ll be on the stage somewhere in England delivering insights of how to engage & leverage the power of the modern employee. 
 
Resources Mentioned: 
 
You can reach him at [email protected] or @RobCatalano on twitter. He’s always available for a chat!
 
We are also proud to announce that WeWork Canada has become the official sponsor of the CanInnovateh Podcast. Our mission & values are the same. WeWork is a community of creators that aims to help companies grow by providing them with not just beautiful spaces, but also the benefits, amenities, and professional community they need to focus on their business. They have spaces globally and in Canada, they now have two locations in Toronto, and offices that opened up in Vancouver and Montreal! Visit wework.com for more information and you can book a tour!
 
Share the podcast with your friends & family. We are getting to the season of giving!  And of course,  please leave a review and nominate a Canadian Innovator. You can also join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanInnovateh/ 
 
This is our podcast!  Looking forward to chatting with you next week.
 
Best Always,
Sapna