Video: Frank & Oak Cofounder Talks About The Jump From Employee to Entrepreneur

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Frank & Oak cofounder Hicham Ratnani recently gave a talk at a free Founder Institute startup event, and the entrepreneur training & startup launch program is sharing it with the world.

In the video below, Ratnani spoke about his time working for Deloitte professinal services firm, where his job entailed working with startups. He spoke about having a desire to make the jump “from the stands onto the field”, which later took the form of Frank & Oak, the successful Canadian men’s fashion brand that recently hit 1 million members.

Check it out here:

A few weeks ago we reported that Founder Institute was making a push for a Toronto presence. Along with Ratnani’s talk, Founder Institute will also put on another free event on Monday night at the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University. It’s an information session for the world’s largest idea-stage accelerator.

The deadlines to apply for both the Montreal and Toronto chapters of the Founder Institute are coming up fast, so be sure to check up on the website.

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

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