Entrepreneurs

How will the global economy recover from COVID-19?

How will the global economy recover from COVID-19?

The past six months have had a catastrophic impact on the global economy and recovery will require serious collaboration between private and public sectors. It’s hard to believe, but even though many countries have been shut down for months, we are still in the COVID-19 response phase. However, I do believe the innovation economy –– where we’ve seen so much […]

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Anti-Black and Systemic racism – the need for change

Anti-Black and Systemic racism – the need for change

For weeks, we’ve been grappling with a pandemic — one of the greatest health challenges humanity has ever faced. Now we are being pulled into historic political challenges, too. Many people in our community are grappling with racism, inequality and a lack of diversity and inclusion. It’s vitally important that we raise these issues with our kids, our friends and […]

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5 Questions entrepreneurs need to ask themselves

5 Questions entrepreneurs need to ask themselves

By Abdullah Snobar and Yung Wu. Our world has fundamentally changed, and the future of business has changed with it. As entrepreneurs, our biggest concerns from eight weeks ago, such as “How do I manage my dilution?”, have been replaced with “How do I survive the next month?” Then, capital was freely available and we had a good handle on […]

by × May 13, 2020 × 0 comments
My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why […]

by × January 20, 2020 × 0 comments
Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Inertia Kills … Velocity Wins

Yung Wu is CEO at MaRS Discovery District. Under his leadership, the companies MaRS supports are advancing prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Located in Toronto, Canada, MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub. Q1. When you reflect upon your career path, is there a defining moment that influenced where you are today?  I have been fortunate to have had more […]

by × February 7, 2019 × 0 comments
NFQ !!

NFQ !!

I founded my first company over two decades ago, on a couple of credit cards and a dream (at the time, we referred to it as a “wing and a prayer” … now we prefer to remember it as a “vision for global leadership” *lol*). After 2 economic cycles, 3 major rounds of financing, 3 business model changes, and 2 “perfect storms”, I have reached the conclusion that “success” and “failure” are

by × November 9, 2015 × 5 comments
Darwin’s Law for Entrepreneurs:  Adapt or Die

Darwin’s Law for Entrepreneurs: Adapt or Die

How many of us have used that phrase … “Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together !!!” Why does this particular circumstance merit such recognition? Is it so rare, so surprising that an outcome actually resemble what was planned, that it requires its own ‘folk saying’? Let’s think about this for a moment, because for most in the […]

by × November 8, 2015 × 0 comments
Plan for the Worst … Hope for the Best !!

Plan for the Worst … Hope for the Best !!

Most entrepreneurs that I have met have the innate gift of being able to “Hope for the best”, to suspend disbelief and to trust in their personal ability to build successes out of their ideas. Their belief in their ability to turn “perceived limitations” into “enabled possibilities” is a key trait that fuels entrepreneurs to travel where others fear to […]

by × January 29, 2014 × 0 comments
Taking NFQ to another level …

Taking NFQ to another level …

A friend just sent me this TED talk — an inspiring talk by an inspiring woman. Never, Ever Quit — words to live by …

by × December 28, 2013 × 0 comments
Happy NFQ Holidays !!!!

Happy NFQ Holidays !!!!

And now, we at NFQ Ventures, would like to wish all of our friends and associates a Happy “Never Fu@#ing Quit” Holiday season !!!

by × December 17, 2013 × 0 comments