In the summer of 2019, my sister was looking to invest some of her savings and wanted to see if she could invest in some of the stuff I was invested in. To my surprise, there was no easy way for her to do this, as she was not an accredited investor — Regulation deemed these vehicles too risky to have her become an investor.
This sparked my interest as it seemed strange that one could walk into a casino and bet x number of dollars on red, or buy y dollars’ worth of lottery tickets and be almost guaranteed…
In this post, I aim to describe my experience of going through the 2021 Fintech Cadence Ascension program.
TL;DR: If you are an early-stage fintech founder in Canada — Just do it.
Apply, and if you go through the program, you and your team will lay a better foundation from which to build your company from.
Our journey through the program started with this:
I remember reading the email, then going through the Fintech Cadence website and thinking to myself
“…I’m not sure this program is for us. Is it even real?”
You see, early+fintech+Canada are words that don’t generally…
When I was 15 I got to meet an entrepreneur that completely changed my life.
Mr. Seka (not his real name) taught me most of the business lessons I have come to apply day-to-day — from product design and cash flow management to organizational design and pricing; however, one of the most important things he thought me was time management — and no, not the traditional “use a calendar/agenda/wtv other tool to maximize productivity” type of time management. …