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“It’s not every day that you can glimpse into the mind of someone who is actively transforming the Canadian investment landscape. Startup Grind OC was privileged to have guest speaker Damien Steel, Director of OMERS Ventures, to share some incredible business perspective and personal philosophies with our community.
Do you remember back when the EasyBake oven was coolest toy ever? It kept kids productive for hours, familiarizing them with the basic processes of cooking while eliminating the risk of failure, confusion, or burnt children. So when it came time to use the big kid ovens, they could cook some pretty awesome stuff without blinking twice because they’d done it a million times before.
Everybody has moments of frustration every day where they think, “God, I wish there was a machine that does *insert excruciating task here*!” And most of the time, that’s usually the end of the idea.
Joseph McCarthy had one of those moments with colleague Brett Jones—but unlike most, he turned his idea into a reality. The pair were sitting in a Yard House grabbing a drink one night and waited upwards of 30 minutes to receive their first beer. Frustrated, Jones wondered, “Why can’t I just pour it myself?”