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Canadians think too small when it comes to business, Frank O’Dea told the crowd gathered for @Startup_Canada at Algonquin College
December 10th, 2015

Canadians think too small when it comes to business, Frank O’Dea told the crowd gathered for @Startup_Canada at Algonquin College

Going global advice from a former coffee king

Second Cup co-founder Frank O'Dea delivered a keynote address at the Startup Canada Tour stop at Algonquin College Nov. 17.  “We think Canadian. It’s a big world out there,” he said.

Mr. O’Dea said when he and partner Tom Culligan founded the Second Cup chain of coffee shops in 1975, they made three crucial mistakes.

“And if you can avoid those three mistakes – no capital structure, not enough advisers, wrong people running the business – you have a chance at building much more than a Canadian company,” he said.

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