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