Apr 9, 2020
In this episode, I chat with John Ruffolo, Founder, OMERS Ventures and Co-Founder - Council of Canadian Innovators.
John Ruffolo name is synonymous with possibilities and the new economy. I first met John when I moderated a panel in support of our mutual friend Chitra Anand and her incredible book the Greenhouse Approach
John was the CEO of OMERS Ventures. Today John is the co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators | Conseil Canadien des Innovateurs, on the Board of Communitech, Ontario Centres of Excellence The Next Big Thing and Vice-Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation. John's opinions are sought across the for-profit, and public sectors.
I am a massive fan of John's brain, his passion for Canada, and the fact that he pulls no punches. He tells it like it is.
In this ten minute chat, John and I talk about a Post-COVID economy and who will be the winners, education, innovation, and what will it take to set this incredible country Canada, up for future success.
Will this finally be the time that Canada is defined by a new economy? (00:40)
Status quo or back to the old days? (01:33)
Could healthcare become a major part of the Canadian Economy? (02:30)
The role of small businesses in the gig economy (03:54)
How can technology help entrepreneurs get to where they need to go (05:39)
Key things entrepreneurs need to think about when entering into this gig economy (07:21)
Links and References
OMERS Ventures - https://www.linkedin.com/company/omers-ventures/
Council of Canadian Innovators | Conseil Canadien des Innovateurs - https://www.linkedin.com/company/council-of-canadian-innovators/
Ontario Centres of Excellence - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ontario-centres-of-excellence/
The Next Big Thing - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-next-big-thing--/
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