The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 30 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Nice, France on October 31-November 2, 2011. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Stéphane Elie is a Canadian delegate.

  • My motto: “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.”
  • Company name:  Symbiose Communication
  • Activity: Call Centre
  • Number of employees: 90
  • Headquarters’ Address: 50 rue Saint-Charles Ouest, suite 304, Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA, J4H 1C6
  • Website: www.symbiosecommunication.com

Why I became an entrepreneur:

I have always worked for corporate businesses as if they were my own. After achieving many goals for my employers, I decided to build my own company based on my extensive experience. With the experience acquired in my field and my determination to always do more and better, I combined my ideas and my experience to build the “perfect” business.

My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:

For me, the biggest accomplishment was when I signed my very first contract with a well-known business in Canada. The major client decided to believe in me and my vision rather than stay with their long-term supplier.

My next challenge:

I am working to ensure the long-term sustainability of my business. I want to be recognized as an expert in my field, and plan to develop a new contract in the European market.