Nicole Verkindt, entrepreneur and Dragon on CBC’s Next Gen Den, spoke with MaRS Discovery District for Entrepreneur Network on what it really looks like for entrepreneurs first starting out. She shared lessons learned from starting her business and how grit helped her persevere.
Nicole launched her company OMX — the only online platform of its kind — in 2012 at just 27 years old. It’s a powerful online marketplace that serves the world’s top defense, aerospace, shipbuilding sectors, and tens of thousands of local suppliers around the world to ensure big business is investing in local economies. Her work is guided with the belief that entrepreneurs play an important role in both growing the economy and helping solve global issues.
Nicole speaks to the importance of disruptive thinking, technology, innovation, and women’s roles in business. Interested in learning more about Nicole and what she can bring to your next event? Email [email protected].