Made At McGill

Made At McGill

We need more entrepreneurs and innovators in the world. In a word, Makers. But there's a well-kept secret on campus - McGill harbors Makers. They're everywhere. Every faculty, every building, every classroom. Made At McGill is a highly produced, narrative-driven podcast focused on their origin stories. And it's the first Canadian media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests. The best way to learn entrepreneurship is by making your own mistakes. But we'd argue that the 2nd best way is to learn from others' mistakes...by listening to their stories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 16, 2020 43 min

On today’s show, our guest is Charlie Feng, co-founder at Clearbanc, a venture capital firm led by Michele Romanow of Dragon’s Den fame. Clearbanc is the biggest ecommerce investor in the world. In 2019, they had the goal of “backing 2,000 businesses with $1 billion in non-dilutive capital by the end of the year.” And as you’ll hear in the conversation that ensues, they succeeded. 


Our conversation spans across Charlie’s career grow...

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Our guests are Jamie Lee and Isabelle Lam. They’re both registered dietitians that graduated from McGill, and together they founded Remix Snacks, taking on the challenge of creating delicious snacks that combine the delicate taste of fine dark chocolate, with the nutritional benefits of their favourite plant-based protein – beans. They have a double-sided mission of making snacks healthier and protecting the environment. 


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Anna Chif is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Dialogue, Canada’s leading telehealth company. Dialogue provides progressive, premium and affordable virtual healthcare to Canadian businesses for their employees, accessible on mobile and online. This past summer they raised a $40M Series B Financing Round to expand to other markets including Europe.


Previously she had founded Anna Cuisine, which was a healthy meal...

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The Made At McGill podcast is brought to you by Interac, Canada's leading payment brand. Interac is chosen an average of 16 million times daily to pay and exchange money. To learn more, visit interac.ca.


This episode features Emilie Boutros - who’s currently a general partner and CFO at TandemLaunch, which is a startup foundry and seed fund based in Montreal. They work with driven entrepreneurs to turn research from the world’s ...

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In this bonus episode we talk about a bunch of different things, including: the 9 principles of effective learning, mental models, his friendship with author Cal Newport, motivation, cultural differences in storytelling between the West and the East, education, the mysteries of consciousness, and why we can form analogies between vastly different things.


Scott H Young is an entrepreneur and author of Wall Street Journal best-seller ...

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This episode is a definitive guide on how to develop your entrepreneurial skills: Scott walks us through the 9 principles of effective learning, and how to apply them to become a world-class entrepreneur.


Scott H Young is an entrepreneur and author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Ultralearning. You can learn more about him or read his free content at his blog ScottHYoung.com, and his book Ultralearning is in bookstores everywhere...

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This is the full story of how Dax Dasilva got to where he is now. He's the CEO of Lightspeed, which IPO'd in March & sits at a $3B+ market cap. He also founded NeverApart, a nonprofit cultural centre that aims to unite people through art. This episode explores all the untold stories you don't hear about in other interviews - it's not about business, it's about the human and his philosophy.


His new book Ag...

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This is a conversation I had with Francis Davidson when he visited McGill last year, and the subject matter spans across:


  • The founding of Sonder
  • His influences including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos
  • How building Sonder and living in San Francisco has changed his worldview
  • Using VR to reshape education
  • The 4 major activities he does to continue to develop his skills as an entrepreneur

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    Vent Over Tea is a social enterprise founded at McGill that offers a free active listening service in Montreal (and recently, Calgary) to anybody who wants to talk through their struggles. They won 1st place in the Social Enterprise Track in the McGill Dobson Cup 2016, and have been featured in the Montreal Gazette as well as Bell Media.


    The 3 founders: Chloe Chow, Sarah Fennessey, and Nimra Khan walk us through they journey.


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    This episode is brought to you by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. Our mission is to inspire, teach, and develop world-class entrepreneurs. Now, Made at McGill is usually a narrative-driven, highly produced podcast about the origin stories of McGill’s top entrepreneurs. But this episode is different, it’s experimental; it doesn’t match that description at all. It’s more of a “Friends of McGill” episode, and it’s unedi...

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    January 28, 2019 25 min

    Everybody likes good food. Not everybody has access to it. And not all good food is good for the planet, or the people preparing it.

    That’s why McGill MBA alum Natasha Alani and chef Aaron Fetherston started Kiffin. They’re on a mission to make real food accessible to real people. And they’re doing it while running an operation that’s sustainable and ethical every step of the way.

    This heroic journey spans across several chapters. It...

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    November 1, 2018 21 min
    Taiga Motors is building and commercializing the world's first electric snowmobile. The founder, Sam Bruneau, is a McGill Engineering alum who won the McGill Dobson Cup in 2016. This is the story of how Taiga was made at McGill.

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    November 1, 2018 3 min
    We need more entrepreneurs and innovators in the world. In a word, Makers. But there’s a well-kept secret on campus – McGill harbors Makers. They’re everywhere. Every faculty, every building, every classroom. Made At McGill is a highly produced, narrative-driven podcast focused on their origin stories. And it’s the first Canadian media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests. The best way to learn entrepreneurship is...
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