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Sep 20, 2021

Jason Goldlist (BPHIL’06), graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Leadership from Renaissance College and is currently CEO and co-founder of Venue, an online platform for virtual special events that inspire and engage. He’s also co-founder of TechTO and has an impressive resume, including as Head of Marketing and General Manager of Wealthsimple 

In this episode: 

  • Lessons learned from consulting in Africa and then jumping to work for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver 
  • Jason’s philosophy around choosing career moves to intentionally build the right skills and follow the right people 
  • What’s needed more than flashy websites and ads to be successful as a company 
  • The Superbowl ad that helped Wealthsimple burst onto the scene 
  • The story behind TechTO and what’s needed to grow tech startups in Canada 
  • The origins of Jason’s new company, Venue 
  • Jason’s advice for anyone wanting to build an idea into a venture  

Links and resources: 




Wealthsimple Super Bowl Ad - Mad World: 

Wealthsimple - Take care of yourself (Ping Pong - Super Bowl): 

Jason’s LinkedIN: 

Thanks to: 

Our alumni hosts, the AAA Team: Arsham, Arash and Armin Ahmadi 

Music by alumni artist, Beats of Burden: 

Our alumni Affinity Partners, TD Insurance, Manulife, and MBNA Mastercard: