The Start-up Cycle

The Start-up Cycle

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The Entrepreneurial Journey, From Idea to Resilience


6: Episode 6: Perseverance
Nov 29, 2019 • 30 min
Starting a business is one thing, but how do you keep going when the going gets tough? This episode of The Start-up Cycle explores the topic of perseverance. We hear about new research from professor Jana Raver on the relationship between resilience and…
5: Episode 5: Sustaining
Nov 22, 2019 • 22 min
Too many start-ups hit the ground running, and then sputter out before their time is up. Don’t let it happen to you. This episode focuses on finding ways to sustain your business as it grows. We learn about lean innovation from professor Barry Cross…
4: Episode 4: Scaling
Nov 12, 2019 • 37 min
One of the challenges when you are growing your business is finding the right balance: do you grow the leadership team first, or focus on the sales force? And how far into the future should you be casting your gaze? We tackle these questions and more as…
3: Episode 3: Financing
Oct 31, 2019 • 34 min
You know your business idea is worth a million bucks – now you just have to convince someone to give you the cash to make it happen. But while some say it is easier than ever for start-ups to raise money, one question remains: what’s the best way to do…
2: Episode 2: Risk
Oct 10, 2019 • 34 min
Shari Hughson was already a seasoned entrepreneur when she gave it all up to pursue her dream of living off the land in the Canadian wilderness. Unsurprisingly, she knows a thing or two about risk-taking. Now the director of the Master of Entrepreneurship…
1: Episode 1: Discovery
Oct 4, 2019 • 31 min
What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur? And what does it take to get your idea off the ground? In this first episode of The Start-up Cycle, we explore the question of finding your feet as an entrepreneur, looking at everything from the ideal…