Nicole Verkindt is the founder of OMX and Startup Canada’s 2017 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.

OMX is a tech startup that helps companies access procurement opportunities and measure their economic impact. Nicole grew up in a family-owned manufacturing business and learned the risks of entrepreneurial life first-hand. She ran her own manufacturing firm before launching OMX at the age of 27.

In this episode, Nicole shares the challenges of attracting top talent; her experience as a female founder; and why she believes technology has the potential to make us all more human.

“I didn’t realize it at the time, but I had a front row seat to what I call the breakfast table business education”

Nicole Verkindt