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Start-up Expert to Speak in PG Tonight

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Calling all entrepreneurs.

A special guest has been invited by the Innovation Central Society to give a seminar at Hubspace in Prince George tonight.

“Dr. Sean Wise is an accomplished business coach and mentor. He’s as associate professor at Ryerson School of Business and he is the host of The Naked Entrepreneur program,” says executive director Matt Hutcheon.

“He’s also a former advisor to Dragons Den so he’s got a lot of great, high profile experience and a lot of in-depth experience with working in start-up companies and helping people watch their business.”

So, what can people expect to hear?

“He’s going to talk about why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur and he’s going to talk about things like how access to capital is maybe a little easier then it has been in the past through things like crowd funding and other opportunities that exist for people to raise money and to be able to test out ideas before they fully launch.”

Hutcheon says attendees will also learn how to access global markets and how the costs of launching start-ups is cheaper than it used to be.

“You don’t need to have half a million dollars necessarily now to launch a business. There’s lots of stuff you can do for a couple thousand bucks to get rolling and try it out.”

Tonight’s seminar runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets by clicking here.


It would be interesting to hear his views on free trade as it relates to free enterprise. I believe free trade enables monopoly capitalism at the expense of entupreaunerial free enterprise, other believe the opposite.

    There would be nothing whatsoever wrong with ‘free trade’ if that’s what it actually was. Trade. And exchange of alternate relative surpluses or natural advantages to the mutual advantage of every participant because it allows the diversification of consumption in each. We’re not limited solely to what we can grow or produce here.

    IF that’s all it was, every country should be free TO trade with any other country, for all would benefit.

    That ISN’T all it is, unfortunately. We’re not FREE to trade, we’re FORCED to trade.

    It’s a frantic quest by virtually every country for international export credit. NOT so it can just pay for its imports from the sale of its exports, but because without this additional credit from abroad, loans issued in its own economy would be even less fully capable of being repaid in their totality than they already are.

    It is a fool’s game the way it is. If we can’t buy and fully pay for what we’ve made in a week, month, year, etc., from the total amount of incomes paid us in that SAME week, month, year., etc., how then are we ever going to buy and fully pay for its exchange through international trade? It’s a mathematical impossibility.

What he won’t tell you, is VC’s will not sign an NDA. So if you have anything tech related , for example, you will give VC’s your dream idea and they will turn you down, and run with it. Crowd funding is fine for that little startup boost, but I wonder if people have any idea what is involved in creating a deck… probably not.

Be careful if you are jumping into the tech sector, and seek private money rather than VC.

    VC , unless you mean Viet Cong . Venture capital or high risk capital or VC is private capital .

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