24 Hours

Brice Scheschuk (BComm’94) shares a day in his life.

- July 6, 2022

Brice Scheschuk provides advice at a Creative Destruction Lab (Atlantic) mentor meeting with start-up companies.
Brice Scheschuk provides advice at a Creative Destruction Lab (Atlantic) mentor meeting with start-up companies.

Brice Scheschuk (BComm’94) is managing partner with Globalive Capital, an investment platform focused on venture, technology and innovation. He’s also a speaker associate of Creative Destruction Lab in Atlantic Canada.

6:30 A.M.

I fuel up with coffee and a healthy breakfast while skimming the New York Times, Bloomberg and other publications. I flip between having Monocle or Bloomberg Radio on in the background. I check emails and my calendar to prepare for the day’s meetings and tasks ahead.

8:30 A.M.

I arrive at Creative Destruction Lab (Atlantic) at Dalhousie’s Rowe Building for mentor meetings with start-up companies looking to build the next massively scalable company in Canada. In a room buzzing with energy, each founder interacts with more than 50 business mentors who provide guidance. Discussions are provocative and challenging.

12 P.M.

Over lunch I hop on Zoom to mentor two companies—one in Nigeria and one in Vietnam—I encountered through Techstars Toronto, a popular global accelerator. Sometimes I shake my head and wonder how someone like me, who grew up Saskatchewan in the 1970s, is now providing guidance to a new generation of entrepreneurs all over the world. We really do live in a global village.

1:30 P.M.

I lead a MindFrame Connect workshop at Volta, Canada’s east coast innovation hub, on elevating the craft of mentorship and building skills for entrepreneurial resilience. MindFrame Connect is a not-for-profit located at Dalhousie I co-founded to address specific deficiencies we saw in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

3 P.M.

I aminterviewed for a podcast discussing financial literacy concepts and the need for a broad societal focus on building these foundational skills.

4:30 P.M.

Time for a run! I lace up for a 10K. I try to workout six days a week to keep my mind clear and body moving.

6 P.M.

My wife and I head to The Bicycle Thief for oysters, cioppino (Italian seafood stew), beef tenderloin, a local IPA and an Italian red wine.

7:30 P.M.

I moderate a panel organized by Treble Victor, a not-forprofit organization focused on assisting military veterans in their transition from the service to civilian employment, education and/or entrepreneurship. I served in the Canadian Naval Reserve in Regina and Halifax and enjoy giving time to this important cause.

9 P.M.

My day ends with preparing questions for a CPA Ontario board meeting. I sit on about 15 boards and need to be ready to help them advance their strategic plans.

This story appeared in the DAL Magazine Spring 2022 issue. Flip through the rest of the Spring 2022 issue using the links below.


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