Who are the most famous Canadian entrepreneurs?

We asked thousands of Canadians to name the most famous entrepreneurs from Canada and the world.

The top Canadians cited were all men, mostly historical figures or inactive in the businesses that made their name. Although the top global examples were more contemporary, they were also all men.


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100 Canadian Entrepreneurs 

Changing the face of Canadian entrepreneurship to reflect our diversity.

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Entrepreneurship: Canada's Golden Opportunity

A REPORT BY THE CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE

 

In this report:

  • The extent Canadian culture is holding back entrepreneurship
  • The lack of contemporary national heroes for Canadian entrepreneurship
  • The relationship between entrepreneurial intent and action
  • Barriers to entrepreneurship
  • Our commitment and recommendations
 

On June 15th, a refresh is happening.

On June 15th, the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative was launched to help change the face and future of Canadian entrepreneurship.

One of our nation's most favoured global entrepreneurs par excellence, Sir Richard Branson, came to Ottawa to lend a hand.

 

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