The Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast

The new. The avant-garde. The disruptive. We take you to the frontiers of innovation in conversation with the entrepreneurs who are the forerunners of the industries of the future. Get to know their world with co-hosts Braden Kemp and Tracy Morningstar.

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Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

As above, so below! The Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast officially launches with Canadian spacetech start-up, Magnestar. Co-hosts Braden Kemp and Tracy Morningstar are joined by Magnestar's Founder & CEO Jacqueline Good, as she works to secure the future of earth-to-space communication.
The conversation encompasses:
An epic year for Magnestar, winning accolades, pitch competitions and earning media exposure.
Space communication 101 (the spectrum, radio interference, satellite connectivity and system resilience).
Participating in Entrepreneur First.
On the meaning of the name ‘Magnestar’.
Peer mentorship and the path of entrepreneurship, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL).
The origin story, how Magnestar was founded, data science (systems and architecture).
Attracting talent by solving game-changing, globally significant problems.
Magnestar’s customers and value proposition.
Predictive analytics.
Jacqueline’s passions and volunteering, the Royal Ontario Museum, Chinese arts and culture, giving back, the Upside Foundation.
Founder advice, closing ‘stress loops’, hiring the right team.
Everyday consumer reliance on spacetech, satellite connectivity, implications for Canada’s North.
“From base camp to the top of the mountain,” characterizing the state of the industry today, and looking to the future.
The Executive Producer of the Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast is Robert Washburn. Special thanks to NCFDC’s Victoria Pichler and John Hayden. This project is made possible with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada.
Quick Links/References
Magnestar’s official website
Malcolm Gladwell
Entrepreneur First
Creative Destruction Lab
International Space University
Bishop White Committee, Royal Ontario Museum
Upside Foundation
7 Spacetech Predictions 2023 (via TechCrunch)
NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative and portfolio
NCFDC’s DELIA Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund
FedDev Ontario
Magnestar secured $25,000 in matching, performance-based seed funding from NCFDC's thriveFORWARD initiative, with the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada's Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF).
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