Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas - the Rainforest podcast

Adam Ludgate Hosts Randy Thompson on the LIBI Podcast

February 18, 2020

Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.  The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.

Adam Ludgate is a programmer-turned-CTO who is involved in the startup/tech community and is enticed by new and innovative ways of solving problems with technology. He has worked previously with the likes of IBM Canada, AOL UK, tech startups in London's 'Silicon Roundabout' as well as with a variety of oil & gas software firms in various development and leadership capacities.

Randy Thompson Founder and CEO of Valhalla Angels (formerly VA Angels). 2018 National Angel Capital Organization Angel Investor of the Year and 2014 Startup Canada Angel of the Year. Founded Alberta SuperNet & Khyber Pass Entertainment. Randy is a part owner of the Peterborough United FC soccer team out of the UK

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Episode Summary:
Adam & Randy discuss: The angel & investment community in Alberta; The process & difficulties in building & running a formal angel investment group; The role of government in the startup and investment world. What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; failure in entrepreneurship; professional sports team ownership.


"Every single good entrepreneur focuses on answering the question: ‘How do I stay alive for one more day?"


This Episode Sponsored By: Capturing Legacies

Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford

Episode Music: Tony Del Degan

Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 

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