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Using Adversity to Fuel Innovation with Audra Renyi – November 5, 2020

Thrive Podcast - Startup Canada

Business

The most impactful acts of innovation often come in the wake of a historical event or crisis such as COVID-19 – just ask Audra Renyi, Founder of earAccess Inc. and the 2020 CANIES Women Entrepreneur of the Year.    

Audra Renyi is the founder of earAccess Inc. and the executive director of the non-profit World Wide Hearing. She has worked as an investment banker on Wall Street dealing with private equity firms. Ms. Renyi has also worked with Doctors Without Borders, in Chad and in Rwanda she served as the CFO of the One Acre Fund. In Kenya she volunteered as a business consultant for a microfinance organization and worked as director of development at Canada World Youth. 

Ms. Renyi holds bachelor’s degrees in economics (Wharton School) and international studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and has completed an executive leadership program at Harvard Business School. She has won the Governor General of Canada’s Innovation Award. She was recognized as the Young International Leader of Quebec by ARISTA and was named a Heroine of Health at the WHO World Health Assembly. 

Most recently, she was named the Women Entrepreneur of the Year at the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation’s CANIE Awards.  

“The enemy of innovation is inaction.” 

On this week’s THRIVE Podcast, sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, Audra discusses entrepreneurial innovation as a result of COVID-19 and her award winning business earAccess.


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