The Morning Blend


Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs To Get Their Dream Funded

Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 08:00:27-05

The “Great Resignation” continues across America as record-breaking numbers of people continue to leave their jobs. According to CNBC [], at least 1 in 4 people have quit their job so far this year — and it’s not just Gen Z job-hopping or Boomers retiring. Leading the way with making changes are mid-career women 40-45 years old with 5-15 years of tenure at their company.

As people re-think their careers, their work-life balance, and how they engage in work, they’re not landing on just one answer for what comes next. One emerging trend is a tidal wave of entrepreneurial activity: 4.4 million businesses were started in 2020, which was up 24.3% from 2019 and 51% higher than the 2010-19 average.

One company is helping thousands of new entrepreneurs pursue their dreams following this movement. Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor, believes all founders should have access to the same level of opportunities afforded to Silicon Valley startups. Their funding model removes the barriers of traditional funding (like needing equity) to empower entrepreneurial innovation that would otherwise be overlooked by venture capitalists.


Michele Romanow [] is a Canadian tech entrepreneur, television personality, board director and venture capitalist. She co-founded Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor, where she currently serves as President, and made the list of 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2015. She was named as one of the Forbes Top 20 Most Disruptive "Millennials on a Mission" in 2013 and Canadian Innovation Awards’ Angel Investor of the Year in 2018. Romanow joined the cast of CBC’s Dragons' Den in Season 10.

This interview opportunity is provided by Clearco.