• #31: Keys to Success: What Makes a Great Fintech Strategy with a Former Partner at PwC Canada, John MacKinlay

    Welcome to Fintrepreneur with your hosts, Eli and Dave! In this episode, we dive into the fascinating world of fintech strategy with John MacKinlay, a former partner at PwC Canada and current Executive Chair of the Board at Peloton Technologies. We kick off by exploring John's journey and the pivotal moments that have shaped his impressive career in the fintech industry.

    Join us as we uncover the core elements of a successful fintech strategy. John shares his insights on what it takes to build a robust and innovative fintech framework, drawing from his extensive experience and expertise. Whether you're an aspiring fintech entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, you'll find valuable takeaways in our discussion.

    Finally, we delve into strategies for maintaining flexibility and resilience in the ever-evolving fintech landscape. John provides practical advice on how to navigate challenges and seize opportunities in this dynamic field. Tune in for expert insights and actionable strategies that can elevate your understanding of fintech dynamics. Don't miss this engaging conversation with one of the industry's leading minds!

    S3E31 - 36m - Jun 3, 2024
  • #30: The Evolving Role of Fintech in Retail Environments with guest Omar Sahyoun, Founder and CEO of Shopley

    Join Eli and Dave on another exciting episode of Fintrepreneur as they dive into "The Evolving Role of Fintech in Retail Environments" with special guest Omar Sahyoun, Founder and CEO of Shopley.

    In this episode, they explore Shopley's journey from inception to success under Omar's leadership. They also discuss the future of retail and how fintech is reshaping consumer trends.

    Gain insights into the integration of fintech solutions in retail environments, from concept to checkout. Learn how Shopley is empowering merchants and redefining retail through innovative fintech solutions. Tune in for a captivating conversation that delves into the dynamic intersection of fintech and retail.

    S3E30 - 48m - May 6, 2024
  • #29: The Evolution of Fintech Marketing: Insights from Former CMO Brad Lensing

    Welcome to another episode of Fintrepreneur! Today, we're diving into "The Evolution of Fintech Marketing: Insights from Former CMO Brad Lensing."

    In this episode, we'll explore Brad Lensing's career journey and key milestones in fintech marketing as a former CMO for both Prosper Marketplace & Sindeo. From his early days to pivotal moments in his career, we'll uncover the insights and experiences that have shaped his approach to marketing in the financial technology sector.

    Join us as we discuss Brad's strategies for fostering high-performing marketing teams, driving revenue growth, and scaling marketing operations efficiently. We'll delve into innovative approaches and data-driven insights that have propelled fintech marketing success.

    Don't miss out on this insightful conversation as we glean valuable insights from Brad Lensing's wealth of experience in fintech marketing.

    S3E29 - 38m - Apr 8, 2024
  • #28: Investment Banking Career Insights: From Manager to Managing Director with Sean Martin

    Welcome back to Fintrepreneur! In this episode, "Investment Banking Career Insights: From Manager to Managing Director with Sean Martin," we embark on a journey with Sean Martin as he shares his path to reaching the prestigious role of Managing Director at Raymond James.

    Alongside Sean, we explore a myriad of captivating topics, including the nuances of fintech founder decisions, the evolving landscape of fintech valuations, and the hurdles encountered in fintech capital raising. Drawing from Sean's wealth of experience, we glean valuable advice for aspiring fintech entrepreneurs and peer into the future of the fintech ecosystem, pondering the transformative role of AI in innovation.

    Whether you're a seasoned professional in the finance industry or an aspiring entrepreneur with a keen interest in investment banking, this episode is guaranteed to ignite your passion and fuel your drive for success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to glean firsthand insights from a true industry trailblazer.

    Tune in now to Fintrepreneur and embark on a transformative journey of discovery, inspiration, and empowerment. Let's dive deep into the world of investment banking and unlock the secrets to career success with Sean Martin!

    S3E28 - 36m - Mar 4, 2024
  • #27: Democratizing Private Debt Markets: Empowering Companies to Grow with Technology with CEO of Cascade Debt, Michael Shum

    Welcome back to Fintrepreneur, your go-to podcast for cutting-edge discussions at the crossroads of finance and entrepreneurship. In today's episode, hosts Eli and Dave lead a captivating exploration into the realm of "Democratizing Private Debt Markets" with esteemed guest Michael Shum, CEO of Cascade Debt. Embark on an inspiring journey through Michael's experiences, uncover the profound Digital Transformation of Private Debt Markets, and explore the latest in Fintech solutions driving innovation.

    Discover how these technological advancements are not just reshaping finance but also fostering unprecedented opportunities for businesses to thrive. Learn from industry leaders as we unravel the secrets behind empowering business growth and navigating the intricate financial landscape.

    Join the conversation as we shed light on the crucial role of sustainability in the private debt sector. Don't miss out on this dynamic discussion that promises valuable insights for entrepreneurs and finance enthusiasts alike. Tune in to Fintrepreneur for an engaging blend of expertise, innovation, and the ever-evolving intersection of finance and entrepreneurship!

    S3E27 - 43m - Feb 5, 2024
  • #26: 2023 a Year in Review for Fintech

    Step into the world of Fintrepreneur with Dave and Eli as they reflect on the impactful journey of 2023, a year filled with personal and professional milestones. In this special episode, our hosts take you on a candid exploration of their accomplishments, the triumphs of their business, and provide a sneak peek into the exciting developments on the horizon.

    Join Dave and Eli as they share personal insights, reflecting on the highs and lows of the past year. From individual achievements to business successes, our hosts delve into the significant moments that defined 2023 for both themselves and their venture.

    Explore the intricate tapestry of accomplishments, as they unveil the strategies and decisions that contributed to the growth of their business. From innovative projects to strategic collaborations, get an insider's perspective on the key factors that fuelled their success in the fintech landscape.

    But the journey doesn't end there. Tune in for an exclusive preview of what lies ahead – the big things to come in the future of Fintrepreneur. Whether it's groundbreaking projects, new partnerships, or industry trends, Dave and Eli provide a glimpse into the exciting developments that will shape the fintech landscape in the coming months.

    Whether you're a fellow entrepreneur, a fintech enthusiast, or someone eager to gain insights into navigating the complexities of both personal and professional growth, this episode offers a front-row seat to the Fintrepreneur journey.

    Embark on this reflective and forward-looking conversation with Dave and Eli as they navigate the twists and turns of the past year and chart a course for the exciting adventures that await in the world of Fintrepreneur.

    S2E26 - 34m - Dec 18, 2023
  • #25: Tailored Financial Products for Canadian Small Businesses: Meeting Unique Needs with Cato Pastoll

    Welcome to the Fintrepreneur podcast, a captivating exploration at the intersection of finance and entrepreneurship, hosted by Eli and Dave. In this episode, we're excited to introduce you to Cato Pastol, the visionary behind Loop, a game-changing entity in the financial world. Cato's incredible journey and the creation of Loop are the focal points of our conversation, promising to inspire and enlighten.

    Join us as we dive into the world of tailored financial products designed exclusively for Canadian small businesses. These small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and we'll explore what sets them apart and how tailored financial solutions can make a significant impact on their success.

    Our discussion will also shine a light on the unique demands and challenges faced by Canadian small businesses in the financial landscape. With the rise of fintech companies, there's a growing opportunity to address these specific needs and empower SMEs with financial tools and services customized to their requirements.

    Discover the pivotal role that fintechs play in shaping the future of finance as they craft innovative solutions to meet the unique requirements of SMBs. Stay tuned for a thought-provoking dialogue that may change the way you view the financial and entrepreneurial landscape in Canada. Subscribe to Fintrepreneur and join us on this enlightening journey through the dynamic world of Canadian small businesses and the financial solutions tailored just for them.

    S2E25 - 34m - Nov 7, 2023
  • #24: Innovation and Technology in the Gig Economy: Shaping the Future with Matt Spoke

    Welcome to Fintrepreneur, where insightful conversations about entrepreneurship, finance, and technology unfold. In this episode, we're excited to bring you a special episode delving into the realm of "Innovation and Technology in the Gig Economy" with our esteemed guest, Matt Spoke, the visionary behind Moves Financial. In this enlightening discussion, we'll embark on a journey through the evolution of the gig economy and how technology has been a catalyst for transformative changes.

    Our conversation kicks off with an exploration of Matt Spoke's entrepreneurial voyage and the fascinating genesis of Moves Financial, a platform designed to revolutionize financial services for gig workers. We'll then pivot to a broader discussion on the gig economy itself—its rapid rise, the shifting dynamics of the modern workforce, and the role of technology in shaping this landscape. Specifically, we'll shine a light on how technological advancements are not only driving this growth but also how they're instrumental in addressing the unique financial needs and challenges faced by gig workers.

    As we progress, we'll focus on an integral aspect of this discussion—tailored banking solutions for gig workers. Understanding the financial intricacies of gig work is crucial, and we'll explore how banking designed exclusively for gig workers plays a vital role in supporting and empowering them. Moreover, we'll peer into the future, anticipating how payment systems for gig workers might evolve, providing a glimpse into the financial landscape that lies ahead. Stay tuned for a thought-provoking conversation that bridges innovation, finance, and the gig economy, offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs and enthusiasts alike.

    S2E24 - 47m - Oct 3, 2023
  • #23: The Future of Small Business Payments with Nicolas Beique

    Welcome to another riveting episode of Fintrepreneur! Today, we're thrilled to be joined by a special guest – Nicolas Beique, the visionary behind Helcim. Join our discussion as we embark on a profound exploration into the captivating world of "The Future of Small Business Payments with Nicolas Beique."

    We'll uncover the fascinating story of Nicolas Beique's path to founding Helcim, gaining valuable insights into his entrepreneurial journey. Our conversation delves into the intricate realm of Small Business Financing and Payment Options, shedding light on the diverse avenues available for business owners to secure the funds they need.

    Stay tuned as we explore the latest Small Business Payment Trends and Predictions, helping you stay ahead in an ever-evolving financial landscape. With numerous options out there, finding the right Payment Solution for Your Small Business can be daunting. Fear not! We'll guide you through the process, offering expert advice to ensure your business thrives.

    Join us on this episode of Fintrepreneur, where we combine the expertise of Nicolas Beique with our own insights to provide you with an enriching conversation about the future of small business payments. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, this episode promises to deliver valuable takeaways that you won't want to miss.

    S2E23 - 36m - Sep 5, 2023
  • #22: Turning Ideas into Action: Validating the potential of a new business concept with Ben Yoskovitz

    Welcome to "Turning Ideas into Action," where we embark on an incredible journey through the world of startups with Ben Yoskovitz, the visionary co-founder of Highline Beta.

    In this podcast episode, we delve deep into the essential elements that validate the potential of new business concepts. We'll explore the strategies behind Business Models & Product Development, unlocking the secrets to transforming raw ideas into market-ready products that set startups up for success.

    Next, we'll dive into Sales and Marketing & Product Market Fit, where you'll learn how to effectively match your product with the right market. Master the art of sales and marketing for startup growth, gaining a competitive edge in the industry.

    Last but not least, we'll explore the realm of Raising Capital and Scaling. Gain valuable insights into the world of funding and scaling, and hear firsthand from Ben Yoskovitz about how he successfully scaled Highline Beta to new heights.

    Join us for this enlightening podcast as we provide you with invaluable knowledge and inspiration for your own entrepreneurial journey. Let's turn your ideas into action!

    S2E22 - 39m - Aug 1, 2023
  • #21: Building a Portfolio of Fintech Companies with Chrysalis Founder Christopher Krywulak

    In this exciting episode of Fintrepreneur, we have a special guest, Christopher Krywulak, the founder of Chrysalis. Get ready as we dive into the captivating story of how Christopher built his portfolio of fintech companies and the pivotal decisions that shaped his entrepreneurial journey.

    Throughout our conversation, we'll explore the secrets behind effectively building and managing a diverse portfolio of companies in the fintech space. Christopher will share his insights on fostering a winning culture that aligns with his values and vision across multiple businesses within his portfolio. We'll uncover the challenges he faced and the strategies he employed to ensure each company thrived under his guidance.

    One of the burning questions we'll explore is the eternal debate of raising capital versus bootstrapping. As an entrepreneur running multiple companies, Christopher will provide valuable insights into when and how to leverage external funding, or when to rely on self-sufficiency to fuel growth.

    Join us as we embark on this enlightening conversation with Christopher Krywulak, filled with valuable lessons, insider knowledge, and inspiring anecdotes. Whether you're an aspiring fintrepreneur or a seasoned business leader, this episode will leave you with actionable takeaways to apply to your own entrepreneurial journey.

    S2E21 - 33m - Jul 10, 2023
  • #20: Navigating the World of Small Business: Expert opinions from Senior Vice President, Small Business Scotiabank Jason Charlebois

    Join Dave, Elias, and Kevin for an insightful episode of "Navigating the World of Small Business" as we sit down with Jason Charlebois, Senior Vice President, Small Business at Scotiabank. Gain expert opinions and valuable insights into small business banking and the evolving landscape of the industry.

    In this episode, we delve into Jason Charlebois' inspiring journey to becoming an SVP at Scotiabank and the recent decisions impacting small businesses and their customer base. We explore the intricacies of small business banking, unveiling the vibrant economy of small businesses in Canada. Additionally, we examine the ongoing debate between evolution and revolution in banking services and highlight the innovations driving the industry forward.

    Tune in to this engaging conversation and gain invaluable insights on small business banking, the Canadian economy, and the ever-changing landscape of the banking industry. Listen now on your favourite podcast platform.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E20 - 42m - Jun 19, 2023
  • #19: The Future of B2B eCommerce Trends and Predictions with Co-Founder of Master B2B eCommerce, Brian Beck

    Welcome to "The Future of B2B eCommerce Trends and Predictions" podcast with Brian Beck, Co-Founder of Master B2B eCommerce. Join us on this captivating journey as we explore B2B eCommerce's future, gaining invaluable insights from industry expert Brian Beck.

    Unravel Brian's background and pivotal moments that led to Master B2B, showcasing his vast experience in B2B eCommerce. Dive into the phenomenal growth of B2B marketplaces, their impact on traditional models, and how businesses adapt to this transformative shift.

    Discover the importance of personalization in B2B eCommerce, leveraging data for tailored customer experiences that foster loyalty and success. Address pressing issues in B2B eCommerce and gain forward-looking insights from Brian to shape your strategies.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E19 - 35m - Jun 5, 2023
  • #18: Broader Fintech Activity in Canada with Gary Schwartz

    Get ready to dive into the exciting world of Canadian fintech! In our latest podcast episode, we chat with Gary Schwartz, a renowned fintech expert, about the latest trends and developments shaping the industry.

    Join us as we explore a range of topics, including the Canadian Lenders Association, current fintech activity and emerging trends in Canada, and Gary's thoughts on the future of fintech in the country.

    Whether you're a fintech enthusiast or just looking to stay informed, this episode is not to be missed. Tune in now to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of Canadian fintech!

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E18 - 37m - May 15, 2023
  • #17: The Intersection of Fintech and Traditional Finance with Merchant Growth CRO, Kevin Clark

    Are you ready to learn more about the intersection of fintech and traditional finance? In today's podcast episode, we're joined by Ex, SVP at Scotia Bank and current Merchant Growth CRO, Kevin Clark, who will share his insights into the various challenges and opportunities that arise when these two industries meet.

    We'll explore topics such as the integration of fintech solutions in traditional financial services and the future of fintech and traditional finance partnerships. Plus, we'll discuss the role of fintech in shaping the future of financial services. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation that's packed with valuable information for anyone interested in finance and technology.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E17 - 38m - May 1, 2023
  • #16: Building Canada's Largest B2C Lender with Goeasy CEO Jason Mullins

    Join Dave and Eli in their latest episode where they sit down with Jason Mullins, the CEO of Goeasy. Over the past 12 years, Jason has transformed Goeasy into Canada's largest B2C lender with a $2B loan portfolio. Tune in as they discuss Jason's journey at Goeasy, the company's recent partnerships and acquisitions, and their long-term vision for the B2C lending market.

    In this episode, they'll also explore how technology is revolutionizing the finance industry and the role it will play in the future. Whether you're a fintech enthusiast or simply curious about the evolution of finance, this episode is not to be missed. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and tune in to hear from Jason Mullins, the CEO of Goeasy.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E16 - 43m - Apr 17, 2023
  • #15: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Fintech: How AI is Being Used to Improve Financial Decision-Making and Reduce Risk

    Welcome back to Fintrepreneur, where we dive into the fascinating world of fintech and explore the innovative ways that artificial intelligence is transforming the finance industry. In today's episode, we have Peleg Bartfeld, President and CFO of Merchant Growth & Tabit, who will be sharing his insights on how AI is being used to improve financial decision-making and reduce risk.

    Peleg Bartfeld is an experienced financial executive with a deep understanding of the fintech landscape. Throughout his career, he has witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that AI has had on the finance industry, and he is here to share his expertise with our audience. We'll be discussing some of the most exciting applications of AI in fintech, including AI-powered risk assessment and management, AI-powered fraud detection and prevention, and AI-empowered predictive analytics.

    So join us as we explore the cutting-edge technologies that are reshaping the finance industry and discover how AI is making finance faster, more efficient, and more accessible than ever before.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E15 - 38m - Apr 3, 2023
  • #14: Building Canada's Largest Financial Aggregator with Vlad Sherbatov

    On this week's episode of Fintrepreneur, we sit down with Vlad Sherbatov, the founder of Smarter Loans, to discuss the journey of building Canada's largest financial aggregator. We dive deep into the world of financial aggregators and comparison sites, exploring how they work and the challenges of marketing and customer acquisition in the financial industry. 

    Vlad also shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and the ups and downs of running an aggregator business. Tune in to learn about the challenges of "lead gen", the borrowing experience, and gain insights into the world of entrepreneurship. Don't miss out on this informative and fascinating conversation!

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S1E14 - 39m - Mar 20, 2023
  • #13: The Build of a New Fintech Tabit

    Welcome back to Season 2 of Fintrepreneur! Today, we'll be discussing the journey of building our brand new product, Tabit, over the course of 2022-23. We'll delve into the benefits and challenges that come with building a new product alongside an existing business/technology, and how our team grew to address development.

    We'll also talk about the start of business development and how we were able to land an enterprise client out the gate, as well as the effort it takes to launch with a client at the enterprise level when your company is still young. So sit back, relax, and join us as we share our experiences and insights on building and launching a new product in today's fast-paced business world.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E13 - 27m - Mar 1, 2023
  • #12: Running a Fintech During a Pandemic

    In today's podcast, Dave and Eli will discuss how the pandemic acted as a stress test for many financial services companies, its impact on lending, the pandemic's expedited tech advancements and adoption of open banking and online transactions in the industry over the last two years.

    To finish off Dave and Eli will chat about the biggest opportunities for fintechs in the future and the lessons learned from the pandemic.

    We appreciate you listening to Fintrepreneur and hope you enjoy Season 2 of our podcast!

    Like this episode? Be sure to leave a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ review and share the pod with your friends. You can connect with us on all social platforms or feel free to visit our website to reach out to us to learn more: https://tabit.ai/ 

    S2E12 - 9m - Feb 13, 2023
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