Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder Podcast

www.floatorfounder.com
A podcast to inspire the next generation of founders, entrepreneurs, and business owners from the experiences of founders in Toronto, Canada.


17 - Trang Trinh of TREC Brands
Sep 16 • 35 min
Please note that this episode pertains to the cannabis industry. Trang Trinh, the Founding Director of TREC Brands, talks about being part of the recently-legalized cannabis industry in Canada and what it takes to lead a new industry.
16 - Chanele MacFarlane, Do Well Dress Well
Sep 9 • 30 min
Chanele MacFarlane, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Do Well Dress Well discusses the challenges and benefits of running a content platform, how she’s impacting diversity in networking events, and learning to be happy running a side hustle that doesn’t…
15 - Gary Saarenvirta of Daisy Intelligence
Sep 1 • 37 min
Gary Saarenvirta is the founder and CEO of Daisy Intelligence. He’s a technical CEO who built the original software behind Daisy. Gary discusses what AI actually is, the dream of growing a huge brand, and raising capital.
14 - Bobby Umar, DYPB
Aug 25 • 34 min
We all hear about personal brand, but how does someone actually build one? Bobby Umar talks to us about his best tips for getting on the speaker circuit, breaks down what a personal brand is and how to create a thought leadership brand around yourself,…
13 - Shawn Hewat, Peter Kotzeff, Wavy
Aug 18 • 33 min
Shawn Hewat and Peter Kotzeff, co-founders of Wavy, discuss how two people with marketing-backgrounds lead an app-based company. They share their go-to tools, plans for monetization, and how they want to involve themselves in all cities Wavy is part of.
12 - Alexis Dean of Dovetail Community + Basecamp
Aug 11 • 31 min
Alexis Dean takes us through her process running events, like Dovetail Basecamp, and teams for Dovetail Community.
11 - Erik Lloyd of Brink Bionics
Aug 4 • 25 min
Erik Lloyd talks about pivoting Brink Bionics, a human and robotics/AI interface company that he co-founded. They’re working on levelling the playing field for gamers with their new product, IMPULSE.
10 - Sheba Zaidi of County Wine Tours
Jul 29 • 38 min
Sheba Zaidi, the co-founder of County Wine Tours, tells us how great it can be to get into business with friends, how to manage employees when you’re not on the ground with them, and how this “side hustle” is propped for a sale.
9 - Kerri-Lynn McAllister of Pawzy
Jul 21 • 39 min
Kerri-Lynn talks to us pre-launch about her pet health and wellness marketplace, Pawzy, and how any founder can use keyword and market research to hone in on the perfect MVP.
8 - Edwin Frondozo of Business Leadership Podcast
Jul 14 • 34 min
Edwin is a long-time entrepreneur with 15 years under his belt who gives us insight into being the co-founder and CEO of Slingshot VoIP, and advice for running an award-winning podcast host.
7 - Rachel Kelly of Make Lemonade
Jul 7 • 37 min
Rachel Kelly talks about her experience launching a co-working space and how she managed contractors, Toronto’s real estate market, hiring a team, and leading a beautifully branded space for other founders to launch their companies.
6 - Shira Yoskovitch of Handled
Jul 1 • 39 min
We hang out with Shira Yoskovitch to learn about her concierge service Handled and what it takes to run a customer service operation and how to handle criticism and feedback.
5 - Nadeem Nathoo of The Knowledge Society
Jun 24 • 42 min
Nadeem Nathoo, co-founder of The Knowledge Society, discusses founding a company with his brother, the problems he believes we will conquer next, and the importance of teaching wisdom and adaptability to the younger generations to help them succeed.
4 - Jeanette Stock, Simon Mills of Venture Out
Jun 16 • 35 min
Jeanette Stock and Simon Mills talk to Float or Founder about their journeys within running an organization, the truth behind operating a non-profit, and how to better serve your users.
3 - Jennifer Couldrey of Upside Foundation
Jun 9 • 29 min
We sit down with Jennifer Couldrey to learn more about how companies are giving back with the Upside Foundation and learn how other founders like you can get involved.
2 - Zack Yassin
Jun 3 • 34 min
We sit down at home with Zack Yassin, Creative Director of Taizu’s latest album who talks about the Toronto versus LA music scene, diversity in music, and how the music industry is today.
1 - Fatima Zaidi of Quill
May 26 • 48 min
Fatima Zaidi sits down with Samantha and Lisen of Float or Founder to discuss raising seed capital, sourcing an advisory board, finding a CTO, and swimming with the sharks.