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    Default Tough love for the local Startup community

    Paul Singh brings tough love to Edmonton’s startup community

    “I feel like Edmonton’s worst enemy is the people that already live in Edmonton. You guys are awful to yourselves.” @paulsingh brings tough love to Edmonton's startup community.

    “If you want to make Edmonton better, you don’t need collaboration,” he said. Instead, entrepreneurs need to pick up the phone 200 times a day and sell, investors need to just focus on making more money (wherever it comes from), and government officials need to drive visibility.

    “The only thing stopping more billion dollar companies from being here in Edmonton is the entrepreneurs not doing it,” Singh said.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    So much drama in the start-up world!

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    Well, I’d sure say there is a lack of empathy and often support for those taking huge risks. Maybe too many people in the city that have never had to or wanted to create their own business.

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