What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

Last Wednesday, at our CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101 course opener lecture we talked about the dictionary definition: “one who undertakes.” But what are the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs? Is it courage to take on risk – or is that simply doing bold things despite the naysayers? Is it perseverance – which some might characterize as blind stubbornness? Is it charismatic broad vision leadership – or detailed execution of a plan?

I’d like to hear comments both from the class of hopeful entrepreneurs as well as from more seasoned veterans as to what they feel leads to success.

Downloads and Resources

CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101 – Course Intro
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Tony Redpath

Tony Redpath mentored entrepreneurs at MaRS, with a particular emphasis on environmental, advanced materials and manufacturing markets. His primary role was to ensure that MaRS has the right programs in place to help companies take their ideas to market and that these programs are working together. See more…