Lived It Lectures
We believe in the power of learning from entrepreneurs to help you succeed. “Lived It Lectures” offer unparalleled access to successful entrepreneurs to hear first-hand about the experience of building an innovative startup from founders who have seen it and done it.
Lived It Lectures are part of MaRS’ Entrepreneurship 101, Canada’s largest live and online entrepreneurship course. Topics include funding your business, marketing, recruiting, intellectual property and more—learn more here.
Please check back with us to learn about upcoming speakers.
Janet Bannister, Founder, Kijiji; General Partner, Real Ventures
Janet Bannister discusses her experience that led to the launch of Kijiji. Hear three key themes that have guided Janet in her professional and personal life.
Read more: Lessons from Kijiji Founder Janet Bannister
Greg Kiessling, Founder, Bullfrog Power; Chair, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
Greg Kiessling shares his five secrets for building a successful startup. One secret? Good luck plays a key role in being an entrepreneur and discovering opportunities.
Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Isadore Sharp tells how he created an extraordinary customer experience by staying close to the basic principles of business and constantly innovating to stay current and ahead of the competition.
Bruce Croxon, Managing Partner, Round 13 Capital
In this talk, Bruce Croxon shares how he got started as a tech entrepreneur—and finds a link among successful startups: they are built through vision and core values.
Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify
Carol Leaman discusses how to build a profitable company that moves in the right direction with the market and shares important personal lessons learned from her journey as an entrepreneur.
Harry Rosen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Harry Rosen
An inside look into 55 years of experience with one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs. Harry Rosen, the king of high-end menswear, has been recognized for his progressive approach to service, technology and marketing. Harry speaks on competitive advantage and “creating customers for life.”