The New Entrepreneurs
Written by Andrew Heintzman
Publication Date June 26, 2010
In The New Entrepreneurs, author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman introduces us to the innovative business leaders who are at the forefront of the green economy. From forestry, water, and energy to transportation and agriculture, Heintzman profiles the enterprises that are developing cutting-edge, clean-tech products and innovations for export to a vast and rapidly expanding global market. In a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity, Heintzman shares his vision of a new and prosperous way forward.
Highly engaging and a powerful call to action, The New Entrepreneurs offers a fresh and visionary approach to redesigning our current economic system, one that uses the powerful forces of capitalism to act as a catalyst for broad social change.
Andrew Heintzman is president and a co-founder of Investeco Capital, the first Canadian investment company focused exclusively on environmental sectors. He is also the Chair of the Premier’s Climate Change Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario. He was co-editor of Fueling the Future: How the Battle Over Energy Is Changing Everything, Feeding the Future: From Fat to Famine, and Food and Fuel: Solutions for the Future, all published by House of Anansi Press. He sits on a number of corporate boards, including Lotek Wireless, Triton Logging, and Horizon Distributors. He is on the board of directors of the Tides Canada Foundation, and the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity. Before Investeco, Andrew was a co-founder and publisher of Shift magazine. He lives in Toronto.
"Heintzman’s enthusiasm is contagious..." Canadian Geographic
"Heintzman’s authentic vision for Canada’s green industrial revolution and compelling portraits of the initial revolutionaries already making it happen in the trenches is an inspiring read." Literary Review of Canada
"[Andrew] Heintzman certainly practices what he preaches and provides an interesting look at possibilities of the not-so-distant future, told with a specifically Canadian slant." Publishers Weekly