At Wednesday’s lecture for CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101, I looked out at an audience of several hundred people who all indicated with a show of hands that they wanted to form their own business – whether it be a consulting practice, a service company or a product based company.

While we do have our examples of successful entrepreneurs in Canada, creating your own company is not a common path that we chose to take – we tend to assume that we’ll work for an existing company rather than creating our own.

This audience was clearly special — and I’d like to ask you, the Entrepreneurship 101 community: what is it in your lives that has put you on the entrepreneurship path? Is it a family member example? A key teacher or mentor? A desire to get rich?

Please tell us what turned you on to the life of an entrepreneur!

Downloads and Resources

CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101 – Different Types of Entrepreneurship
View SlideShare presentation or download the PDF. (tags: innovation entrepreneurship)

Tony Redpath

Tony Redpath mentored entrepreneurs at MaRS, with a particular emphasis on environmental, advanced materials and manufacturing markets. His primary role was to ensure that MaRS has the right programs in place to help companies take their ideas to market and that these programs are working together. See more…