On April 10th, PwC’s Vision to Reality Conference will bring together Canadian start up founders and influencers to help each other succeed. This year's speakers will explore building bigger business in Canada. Get in the same room with some of Canada’s biggest innovators or immerse yourself in what they have to say here online.
1. Confidence and the way you put your story together. Don't be too humble. What is the story that is stretching? What is the version of reality you want to create. 2. Storytelling is not a big enough story. Join Toastmasters. Own and be passionate about what you're doing. 3. A lot of Canadian and US investors want to see US penetration. Does your business have legs? 4. Put yourself in the shoes in the investor. 5. Persistence.
by Natalie Henry, PwC Canada4/10/2014 8:17:40 PM
If you can get a line on the right things, you can pull it off - David Stein @salesforce#v2rTO
by PwC's Tech Groupvia twitter4/10/2014 8:17:43 PM
"What is the story people want to hear? It's not a legal document" be confident. Think big. David Stein #v2rTO
by PwC's Tech Groupvia twitter4/10/2014 8:22:51 PM
Parting advice for companies going through an acquisition: You have to be very careful and think about all the things that matter to you... Are you prepared for the shift? Think about your mindset, your motivation. A lot of people come in and congratulate themselves for the acquisition. Reputation matters. It's not just about making money. You're much better off fulfilling your obligation.
David Stein, Salesforce
by Natalie Henry, PwC Canada4/10/2014 8:25:08 PM
Really enjoyed David Stein's talk. I think he had the best advise for entrepreneurs. #v2rto
We don’t want to dampen the excitement over what our speakers but it’s time for another break. Between networking, take a minute to learn if your upstart is eligible for the 2014 Vision to Reality Awards: www.pwc.com/ca/v2r-nominate
Razor Suleman is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business at 15. He has won dozens of awards for his work at Achievers, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, BDC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and a Human Capital Leadership Award from HR Magazine. Under his leadership,Achievers was recognized as a top employer and fastest growing company in North America.
by Natalie Henry, PwC Canada4/10/2014 8:44:20 PM
Razor will share how Achievers 'achieved' (badumpah!) success over the last 10 years. According Razor, it's a "story of failure."
by Natalie Henry, PwC Canada4/10/2014 8:45:33 PM
Razor Suleman from @achievers takes the stage and starts off by talking about "failure"
by @chrisgilmer4/10/2014 8:45:37 PM
Who stays at a workplace for the gold watch anymore? But we do this over and over and over again?