Startups In The City Podcast

Rachel Stark

Communications Coordinator

Rachel handles communications for the organization, as well as creating communication strategies to promote the Innovation Cluster’s most promising up-and-coming startups through press releases, blogs, video content and more.

Tel: (705) 536-1101 ext. 906

The Innovation Cluster brings you Startups in the City!

The Innovation Cluster brings you Startups in the City, where the Innovation Cluster staff interview guests to talk about their journey as an entrepreneur.

Through this show, we hope to inspire the people of Peterborough and provide information on what the city has to offer as an entrepreneur, including events, programming, education, business connections and more!

CHECK OUT OUR LATEST EPISODES BELOW!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rachel talks to Dylan Trepanier, Founder of Alexander Optical! Dylan talks about his background including attending Fleming College, his business journey, and advice for students thinking about entering entrepreneurship!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rachel and Mike talk to Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA). Terry talks about what the DBIA has done over the last few years to boost entrepreneurship in the community and plans for future growth in Peterborough!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rachel and Mike talk to Brooke Hammer, who founded the company Chimp Treats that produces a 100% fruit frozen dessert - nicecream! Brooke talks about her journey leaving university to pursue entrepreneurship and quickly and successfully launching her health food product across stores in Canada, along with major plans for the future!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rachel and Mike talk to Jeremy Brooks of company AVROD, an archaeological virtual reality online database that Jeremy is creating. Jeremy talks to us about the transition from being a Trent student in Peterborough to entering the world of entrepreneurship in the tech space.

In this first episode of 2019, Rachel talks to Marcelo Sarkis, founder of Prima IP, an intellectual property services agency that specializes in helping clients with patents, industrial designs, copyright, trademarks and more!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rose and Rachel talk to Sana Virji of Ribitt. Sana co-founded this startup in Peterborough, Ont. and what started out as a coupon booklet for a school competition has turned into a mobile app rewards system that supports local businesses. Sana talks about this journey and how Ribitt strives to support local shopping!

On this episode of Startups in the City, Rose talks to Darren Goldin, co-founder of Entomo Farms! Darren talks about how his family built the company that farms insects out of Norwood, how the Peterborough community has been essential, how Entomo became the supplier of cricket powder for Loblaws, increasing food security in Madagascar and more!

On this episode, Rose and Rachel talk to Sanu Somaweera, co-founder of Kavtek, a Peterborough-based tech startup that has produced a mobile app that uses AR to design homes. Sanu talks about growing Kavtek and how his life brought him to entrepreneurship.

Rose and Rachel speak with Sofie Andreou, speaker, trainer, author, coach, facilitator and much more in the Peterborough community. Sofie talks about what led her from working in Toronto to falling for Peterborough and how she grew her own platform in the city!

Rose and Rachel interview Jeannine Taylor, publisher at KawarthaNow. Jeannine talks about starting her online news source, how there is still work to be done for women empowerment, and more on the show!

Rose and Rachel talk to Michelle Ferrari, Peterborough's established vlogger with a past in journalism. Michelle took on entrepreneurship full-force and has been an advocate for many topics in the Peterborough area. She talks about challenges she's overcome as an entrepreneur and lessons learned.

Rachel and Rose talk to Sultan Moni, a serial entrepreneur in the Peterborough area, who pursued building his own startup while a student of Trent University. Sultan officially launched mobile app Zatiq, a platform for users to discover local restaurants and meals based on their cravings or moods.

Listen to Rose and Rachel interview Neil Morton, serial entrepreneur in Peterborough! His business focuses on the great community Peterborough has. Hear Neil talk about his history growing as an entrepreneur and the challenges and accomplishments he has faced along the way.

In episode 3 of Startups in the City, Rachel and Rose talk to Digital Technology client of the Innovation Cluster, David A. Winter, founder of Video Game Developer Company, Canuck Play. David talks about creating his own games, his history in the gaming industry and what inspired him to make a game on Canadian Football, which has never been done before.

In episode 2 of Startups in the City, Rachel and Rose talk to Cleantech Innovation Specialist of the Innovation Cluster John Gillis, about him entering entrepreneurship at a young age, failures and triumphs, and how he is giving back to the young startups of Peterborough starting their own business.

In episode 1 of Startups in the City, Rachel and Rose talk to President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster Michael Skinner, about him entering entrepreneurship at a young age, failures and triumphs, and how he is giving back to the young startups of Peterborough starting their own business.