Podcasts

Interviews and insights with Ottawa entrepreneurs.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – Amped Sports Lab

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Andrew Creese, Owner of Amped Sports Lab.

Andrew shares the lessons he’s learned in managing a facility and staff, how to work on your business instead of in it, and the importance of working through setbacks on the entrepreneurial journey.

Amped’s vision is to bring everything an athlete needs together under one roof. Amped works with you to reach the goal of training your athlete with a coordinated development program.

To learn more about Amped Sports Lab, visit their website here.

You can watch the highlights from the podcast on our YouTube channel here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – The Laura Keller Real Estate Team

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Laura Keller of The Laura Keller Real Estate Team.

Laura tells her story about the lessons she’s learned through entrepreneurship, how she made the most of her resources, and shares the most useful books she’s read to help improve her business.

The Laura Keller Real Estate Team recognizes that we all need three things in life to survive; food, water, and shelter. This is why Laura and her team are proud to offer top notch services for people to find shelter, in any stage of their life.

To learn more about The Laura Keller Real Estate Team, visit their website here.

You can watch the highlights from the podcast on our YouTube channel here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – David Burns & associates

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Jennifer Burns, Partner of David Burns & Associates

Jennifer shares the story of how her locally-owned family business came to be. Jennifer, along with her two brothers Ian and Matt, are currently the fourth generation running the business in their industry.

David Burns & Associates is an experienced, family-owned and operated business that has provided benefits and group savings consulting services since 1977.

They recognize that a benefits and group savings package is a valuable tool for recruiting and nurturing a high-quality workforce and they are proud to serve clients in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

To learn more about David Burns & Associates, visit their website here.

You can watch the highlights from the podcast on our YouTube channel here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – elevate spin

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Jessica Turanec, Owner and Creator of Elevate Spin

Jessica shares the lessons she has learned leading up to the launching of her new business and the importance of giving back to the community.

Elevate Spin is committed to inspire change. Their passion is building a supportive community through fitness and music. Their mission is to get your mind strong so your body can follow.

To learn more about Elevate Spin, visit their website here.

You can watch the highlights from the podcast on our YouTube channel here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – Wanderlust Scarves

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Heidi McLaren, Owner of Wanderlust Scarves.

Heidi shares how her two businesses work together and how even in an early age she had the desire to run her own business.

Wanderlust Scarves was inspired by Heidi’s love of travel and my desire to make beautiful scarves available to everyone. Based in Ottawa, Wanderlust offers a unique selection of luxurious, yet affordable scarves. Inspired by Heidi’s travels, each scarf is chosen for its particular colour, design and style.

To learn more about Wanderlust Scarves, visit their website here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – SupportMyMac

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Sam Arseneau, Founder & CEO of SupportMyMac.

Sam shares how he started his business right out of university 14 years ago. He also shares the many valuable lessons he’s learned along the way.

SupportMyMac deals with your tech problems so you don’t have to. It’s difficult to get reliable network planning and support for Macs. So in 2006, while Sam Arseneau was still a student at the University of Ottawa, his uncle asked him to plan and install a Mac network at his pharmacy. In the beginning, they worked largely with residential clients all over the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Through their excellent results and references, they began expanding their client base more towards businesses. In 2015 they won Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies Award from the Ottawa Business Journal. Today, the company has grown to provide a wide range of IT support for a variety of industries. SupportMyMac delivers Drama-Free IT for Canadian companies and government.

To learn more about SupportMyMac, visit their website here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – RVezy

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Mike McNaught, Co-Founder of RVezy.

If the name RVezy sounds familiar, it’s because they made an appearance on Dragon’s Den a few years back. Mike also shares the lessons he’s learned along his entrepreneurial journey.

RVezy is a peer to peer market place bringing together RV enthusiasts who are looking for the perfect RV road trip or to gain an extra source of income. They believe we should all have the chance to see and experience Canada the right way and at a reasonable price. They are building a community of knowledgeable RVers with a passion for the outdoors and adventure while creating incredible memories with family and friends. The shared experience of hitting the road in an amazing RV is by far the best way to see this beautiful country – whether it’s with friends, family or your loved one.

To learn more about RVezy, visit their website here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – Spartan Bioscience

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Paul Lem, Founder and CEO of Spartan Bioscience.

Paul Shares the lessons he’s learned along his 13 year entrepreneurial journey. He shares his lesson about everything from HR, Marketing, to sales.

Spartan is bringing complete sample-to-result DNA testing systems to medicine. Spartan’s technology fully integrates DNA collection, extraction and analysis, with an intuitive interface that is easy to operate. For the first time, healthcare providers and their patients can get DNA results on demand. In the same way that mainframe computers gave way to personal computers, high-throughput DNA testing systems in central labs are giving way to non-batch devices. Stop waiting days to weeks—get results on demand with Spartan.

Watch the highlights here.

To learn more about Spartan Bioscience, visit their website here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – Fleming Fitness

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Pat Fleming, Owner of Fleming Fitness.

Pat is a ex-athlete having played in the CFL. Pat shares the story of how he grew his business from just himself to a team of 22 people.

Fleming Fitness is a mobile Kinesiology/Personal Training company servicing Eastern Ontario. Their Registered Ottawa Kinesiologists and Certified Fitness Trainers have experience working with a variety of clientele from healthy to severely injured and to the elderly. Their Kanata Personal Fitness Trainers provide active and post rehab exercise therapy in the comfort of your home. Sessions are one on one for an hour using different types of equipment (therabands, medicine balls, DB’s, body weight, foam rollers, yoga balls, etc). Most injuries they deal with are complex and some are catastrophic (e.g. complicated fractures to concussions and traumatic brain injuries). Fleming Fitness provides services in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

Watch the highlights here.

To learn more about Fleming Fitness, visit their website here.

OTTAWA ENTREPRENEURS PODCAST – Fleurish Cannabis

On this episode of the Ottawa Entrepreneurs Podcast, Pat hosts Renee Ellison, Founder of Fleurish Cannabis.

Renee shares her story on her transition from the public service to starting her own company. She also shares her long journey from idea to implementation.

Fleurish looks to find balance with a holistic approach to health and specifically focusing on the unique needs of women and how cannabis can help. Inspired by their experiences with family and health care, their company is about empowering women in making informed decisions about their health and to help build strong community ties through education and support. Fleurish’s mandate is to provide information and guidance so that our consumers can feel confident on whether cannabis is right for them. What is unique about Fleurish is that their holistic and ethical approach to cannabis and women’s health starts right on the growers floor with the thought and purpose of improving cultivation and advocacy for our communities.

Watch the highlights here.

To learn more about Fleurish, visit their website here.