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. Wael Badawy is a Canadian delegate.
Why I became an entrepreneur:
I was looking to maximize the impact of the technology that was developed through my Ph.D. studies and my research lab at the University of Calgary. The technology was picked by Inno-Centre Alberta in 2003 as promising technology for commercialization. The journey continued with my graduate students to build the company and create commercial impact.
My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:
My greatest experience as an entrepreneur was growing the business form $250K to more than $8 million in three years.
My next challenge:
Next, I plan to expand our sales channels and grow the business to $100 million.