Democratizing Access to Funding with Mike Lee

Episode Overview

Mike is CEO and co-founder of Fundica.com, an award-winning online funding tool, that evolved from his work supporting tech entrepreneurs with government and private sector funding. He previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at BCE, as well as in the strategy group at KPMG Consulting and with technology companies as an engineer. He has also helped secure over $300 M in government funding for entrepreneurs over the last 15 years.

Mike holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the University of British Columbia and the CFA designation. He was selected as one of 25 emerging entrepreneurs by the Bronfman Foundation, Entrepreneur of the Year by CFO Canada, and co-winner for Quebec of the Startup Canada award for entrepreneurship promotion.

“At the end of the day, we are helping people. There are businesses and there are people behind the businesses. Helping them to find funding, is a way to help them.” 

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Scotiabank, Mike Lee, CEO and co-founder of Fundica dives into how he’s democratizing access to funding by enabling small businesses to find and apply for government funding.

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