A new made-in-Calgary podcast has launched featuring the lessons, stories, successes and failures of some of YYC’s most notable entrepreneurs. Brett Wilson, Manjit Minhas, Rocky Mountain Soap Company and Village Brewery are some of the big name Calgary entrepreneurs interviewed on the Bootkik podcast, which debuted this week on iTunes and the Google Play Store.
For Bootkik, a local tech startup, the goal of the podcast is to spread the word about some of Calgary’s best entrepreneurs, while encouraging more people to start their own business.
“Canada has a rich history of entrepreneurship, and the impact of Canadian innovators can be felt across the globe.” Bootkik Team Lead, Leighton Healey told DH. “Yet if you were ask someone to name an inspirational entrepreneur they look up to, you’d likely hear names like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, but rarely one of Canada’s many incredible entrepreneurs. Our goal is to change this with the Bootkik podcast. To make the names, stories and wisdom of Canada’s inspiring entrepreneurs mainstream and available to all Canadians!”
The podcast gives Calgarians a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind some of the brands we already know and love.
Whether it’s Village Brewery dropping 3000 bottles of beer on their very first shipment, or Brett Wilson jokingly giving away his daughter before he gave away half his business, the podcast provides insight on the unglamourous sides of being an entrepreneur, but also some of the defining characteristics that made these entrepreneurs who they are today.