Colin Christensen is a massive advocate for early-stage entrepreneurship. Having spent 30 years starting, funding, and growing businesses of his own, his current chapter is helping entrepreneurs around the world avoid needless failure. Among other endeavors, one of his favourite is a platform he co-founded alongside a world-renowned benevolent corporation helping entrepreneurs create equity for themselves with training and crowd-funded zero-interest micro-loans.
Through COVID, this has expanded into ten countries and four languages and continues to open economic alternatives away from high-risk options. Here at home, Colin serves as the Entrepreneur In Residence at MacEwan University and in various roles within the innovation ecosystem. He is a published author and developer of an app for entrepreneurs and continues to be involved in growing indigenous entrepreneurship through curriculum design and advocacy for all under-estimated founders. Colin serves as Chair of the Board for Action for Healthy Communities and as GM of a hockey team where he plays with his sons. Of all his passions, the greatest is being married to his best friend – also a business owner – and having three young adults who still think he’s “pretty alright”.
Colin is located in St. Albert.