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. Matthew Hudson is a Canadian delegate.

  • My motto: “Mutare vel timere sperno”
  • Company name: Invenia Technical Computing Corporation
  • Activity: Software / Renewable Energy
  • Number of employees: 18
  • Headquarters’ Address: Suite 360 – 135 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, R3T 6A8
  • Website: www.invenia.ca

Why I became an entrepreneur:

After graduating from the University of Manitoba, I began working for Microsoft as a software engineer. During that time, I decided to turn my business idea into reality through Invenia Technical Computing Corporation. I saw a need that was not being met and knew how I could fill that gap with an innovative technological approach. Introducing that type of innovation requires a start-up company and an entrepreneurial spirit, which I embraced.

My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:

The most rewarding moment in my career was turning a product which has taken years of research and investment to perfect, and commercializing it with its first sale. That not only validates a tremendous amount of commitment, but in the context of renewable energy, paves the way for a better world.

My next challenge:

Invenia intends to expand aggressively into new markets for our technology, in countries around the world. This represents the next major challenge for Invenia, and one that we look forward to achieving.

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