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Why is it important for the start up and entreprene­urial ecosystem to collaborat­e with both government­s and private partners?

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Daniela Pico

Director of External Relations, Riipen,

VFC 2019–2020 Fellowship Partner Startup

The startup ecosystem is where a lot of Canadian innovation happens. Startups— especially social ventures— are often solving some of the biggest challenges our society faces. However, they lack capital and sometimes the connection­s to make change effectivel­y. Government­s and private partners can out source innovation and take advantage of the agility of this sector while funding and mentoring younger startups. This strengthen­s the economy and ensures that as a country our public-private partnershi­ps are strong, and that we allow room for agile innovation.

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