Ten Million Steps To Gobi
Presenter: Scot Thom
The purpose of Gobi is to help entrepreneurs
achieve their dreams through mentorship,
access to funding and education.
GOAL: To help ten million entrepreneurs
• Who is an entrepreneur?
• Why are they important?
• What are the stages they go through?
• What support do they need at each stage?
• How will Gobi help an entrepreneur?
• What can you do to help?
• Oxford Dictionary Definition
1. a person who undertakes an enterprise or business,
with the chance for profit or loss
2. a contractor acting as an intermediary
3. the person in effective control of a commercial
• Variations – social, web, green, serial, mom
• Entrepreneurial Spirit
Organizations: Business Enterprise Centres,
Community Futures Development Corp.,
Regional Incubators (TBDC, Communitech),
Industry Canada, Department of Foreign
Affairs, JCI, EO, TEC, BNI.....
SMB to Corporate to Enterprise to Fortune
• Entrepreneurs do not have to start a business – it
can be a community project or an improvement
on a process within a larger enterprise.
• Entrepreneurs see opportunity in almost any
• The support required for entrepreneurs vary at
• Gobi exists to fill the gap for existing business
that are coming to the end of their growth phase
and entering the plateau phase.