“Take the risk, measure the potential. Surround yourself with mentors, talk about your ideas with the right people (protect your ideas as well), read books to better yourselves or (even better) talk with seasoned entrepreneurs to overcome your obstacles... behind every obstacle, there is a chance to innovate and impress your clients!”Frédéric Leduc, Jean-François Larrivée and Simon Gaudreau Immune Biosolutions
“Entrepreneurship should be considered as a real career path. Whether you are successful or not, the knowledge and connections you gain will stay with you forever. Without a doubt, the experience helps you to grow.”Armen Bakirtzian, Andre Hladio & Richard Fanson Intellijoint Surgical
“My mentor, Dan Crook, is fantastic! He is a trusted adviser in all topics and he is always there when we need his advice. With 40 plus years of experience and leadership in the IT industry, he has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge.”Alexey Saltykov InsurEye Inc.
“Always listen to your own voice. It’s okay to doubt and have fear, but what’s the worst that can happen? If I had the chance to do it again, I wouldn’t wait so long before doing my first pitch. The more you do it, the better you become and people love to give feedback – it’s the most valuable data an entrepreneur can get for their business model.”Etienne Crevier BiogeniQ
“Our mentor, Gord Haddock, helps remind us that the most important thing about being an entrepreneur is the ability to have fun every day.”Bryan McCrea and Evan Willoughby 3twenty Solutions Inc.
“Devon has been an incredible mentor for us. We leave each meeting inspired and excited for our journey ahead. She is able to critique and advise us in a way where we can directly implement her feedback into our business model. She is able to see the big and the small picture of where our business is heading and always keeps us on the right track. We are two young males, and having Devon’s female perspective is constantly refreshing.”Ryan Slater and Zach Berman The Juice Truck
“Go for it! Now is the time to try; when you have the energy, the motivation, less responsibility; and if not now, then when? ”Andrew White CHAR Technologies
“Being an entrepreneur in the start-up stage has a stunning effect. No one arrives there alone. You have to communicate your passion and encourage other players to follow suit. Being an entrepreneur is not so easy, so you must ensure that the small decisions you make every day will make you happy. - Félix Marzell”David Barabé & Félix Marzell Dix au carré
“At the time of accepting the role, I did not realize how much I would be gaining in the process. I have also been learning all along. This is a new business model for me, therefore,I am often stretching myself to learn new skills or information because I am being asked things that I do not yet know myself. So far, there has been nothing left unanswered, so we are both learning in this process. ”