I need to speak to that, because I lived that. I came out of UC Berkeley, and I can tell you that everybody I worked with and everybody in the laboratories wanted to start a company. They all wanted to be entrepreneurs. Very few of them were actually thinking about being an academic and becoming a university professor.
That's really where it starts. You don't see that very often in academic environments in Canada. As much as I try to replicate that, it's in the culture. It's ingrained in the way they do it.
All you really have to do, and this is how they do it at Stanford, etc., is capture that energy and that desire. As Xavier said, they get him ready, coach him, and then unleash him on VCs, and it just goes crazy. It is just that environment they manage to generate and create. That's the solution.
To me it's in-my-face simple. To recreate that environment in our Canadian institutions, we need places like the Digital Media Zone and District 3.