I had the great honour today of interviewing what I believe to be the most successful entrepreneur in Quebec over the past 20 years. Louis Têtu, president of Coveo, an artificial intelligence company with a valuation of more than one billion dollars, is with us today to tell us about his remarkable journey.
Our Hypergrowth podcasts
The podcast that will teach you more about business development. Each episode will introduce you to a successful entrepreneur who will discuss an aspect of hypergrowth. From fundraising to selling your company, we discuss all the issues and challenges that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurs in Québec. Please note that this podcast is only available is French.
On today’s episode, we're talking to an entrepreneur who is a fan of progress and growth, two topics I'm very passionate about. To give you some context, the 99th episode of Hypergrowth is with Jeremiah Curvers, CEO and Co-Founder of Polysleep, an online store that keeps making the list of fastest-growing companies in Canada.
Today, as we so often do on Hypergrowth, we interviewed an entrepreneur who built their technology company extremely quickly. More often than not, tech companies have to raise external capital to grow quickly and go on with negative EBITDA for several years before potentially making a profit...
Today’s guest is a person I greatly respect. Romain Collignon, founder of the Incubator 56 and Mastermind 67, renowned in the Francophone world, is with us today to talk about a subject I consider extremely fascinating; business masterminds.
For the first time in the history of podcasts, I got the chance to record an interview with a guest on a boat! Dominique Brown, CEO of Chocolats Favoris, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us today, even though he was on a cruise with his family!
My guest has seen his company listed in the top 500 fastest growing companies in Canada for the past 7 years. Jean-Philippe Béïque launched Ebox in 1997, at the age of 14, which became a major player in the telecommunications industry in Quebec.
Recently on Hypergrowth, we’ve heard from entrepreneurs who have built large companies with a very large number of employees. Now the question is, do you really need a large team to build a fast-growing business?
If I ask you what Georges Saint-Pierre, Floyd Mayweather or Mike Tyson have in common, you'll surely answer that these 3 athletes are iconic combat sport athletes. Well, imagine that these same three athletes are also investors in a Quebec company that is currently experiencing hypergrowth!
In January 2021, I had the chance to interview Etienne M.rineau, Co-founder of the conversational chatbot company Heyday. Well, 6 months can change a lot of things for a company because recently, Etienne and his 3 other business partners’ company was acquired by the giant Hootsuite for the sum of 60 million dollars.
To celebrate the change in season, I'll be taking a look back on what I think are the 3 best excerpts from Hypergrowth since the beginning of 2021!
My guest of the day has had a crazy 8 years: he's launched, built, sold, and then went on to launch an even bigger company.
For today's Business Column, I share the book that made the biggest impression on me in the last 6 months.
My guest today, François-Jérôme Gosselin, President and Co-Founder of Novatize, talks about the growth his organization has experienced in the last year, going from 17 employees to nearly 50 by the time this podcast launches!
Developer, go-getter, courageous, and ambitious would clearly be terms and adjectives that could be found next to the name of the guest of the 87th episode of Hypergrowth.
After starting his business career at the age of 5 selling jerseys at sports games and then founding a multi-million dollar lawn mowing business at only 14, my guest of the day, Ray Courtemanche, branched out into real estate.
For this week's podcast, we'll be discussing the most important ratios to analyze when determining the real value of your company.
Pierre-Olivier Drouin, President and CEO of Firebarns is with us today to share how he was able to build a company that will sell more than 1 million products in the year 2021.
Alexandre Martin, Co-Founder and CEO of the technology platform UEAT explains how his company has helped thousands of restaurant owners create a new source of revenue for their business throughout the last year through online ordering.
We often hear business leaders tell us that their employees are their greatest asset! Even better, these same leaders will often mention that the success of their organization is 100% dependent on the people who work there.
Today's interview is with one of the most humble entrepreneurs I have ever met. Sylvain Perron, founder of the technology platform Botpress, is with us today to tell us how he accidentally founded a company that works with clients such as Zoom, Kia, Zoho, KPMG, Easports and many others.
My guest of the day, Philippe Vachon, General Manager of the online business Mesbobettes shares with us today how he went from owning a marketing agency to running an online business that has been on a roll for a few years.
For today's interview, I had the chance to talk to someone who is decades ahead of me in this profession. Adrien Chaltiel, Co-Founder and President of the technology company Eldorado, is with us today to talk about funding.
Women's entrepreneurship has been flourishing in Quebec for the past few years and from what I can tell, it's just the beginning. My guest of the day Andrea Gomez, co-founder of Omy Laboratories, tells us about the extraordinary growth she and her partner Rachelle have experienced over the past 3 years.
For this week's episode, I had the chance to welcome an entrepreneur who knows retail like few people I have met in the past. Jean-Pierre Ferrandez, CEO and Founder of Indyeva and former owner of Lolë and Paradox, shares some of his most interesting stories about his entrepreneurial journey since the 1990s.
Each year, the renowned American magazine, Forbes, publishes an article entitled ‘30 Under 30,’ featuring some of the world’s most impressive entrepreneurs, leaders, artists, and more who are under 30 years old. My guest for the day, Rodolphe Barrere, CEO and Co-Founder of the tech company Potloac, was the headliner of the latest edition for the European edition.
For some time now, we've been receiving tech entrepreneurs on the Hypergrowth podcast, and many have shared the tips and tricks they use to get their organization to grow rapidly. For this (rare) episode, we'll be talking to a business leader who has performed the feat more than once!
For the first time on the Hypergrowth podcast, I have the opportunity to host a Swiss entrepreneur who has been on a roll for several years now. Pascal Meyer, President and Co-Founder of the online platform Qoqa discusses the steps he took to reach $100 million in annual sales.
The founder of the Paillettes INC program, Mélissa Normandin Roberge, who broke the record for the biggest launch for a woman in the French-speaking world by generating close to $2 million last February, is with us today to discuss the tricks and techniques that allowed her to grow her organization so quickly over the past few years.
For the 71st episode of Hypergrowth, we welcome Antoine Bisson, co-founder of Poka, who explains to us how his organization has been doing everything in its power to conquer the manufacturing market with their technology platform.
Pour le 70e épisode de Hypercroissance, j'ai l'énorme plaisir de recevoir une entreprise québécoise qui je crois on pourra bientôt appeler un fleuron québécois. Louis-Félix Boulanger, Chef des opérations et co-fondateur de BonLook.
Creating a clothing brand may seem like a simple thing to do from the sidelines. But creation a well-known and recognized clothing brand is a whole different story. Today, I'm fortunate enough to receive Anthony Vendrame, President and Co-founder of Poches et Fils, an online business that operates in the textile industry in Montreal.
If I ask you what airbnb, Stripe, Zapier, Dropbox have in common, you'll surely answer that all these organizations have reached multi-billion dollar enterprise values, which is true. But what is also true is the fact that these 4 companies have all passed through the famous American incubator Y Combinator.
Today, I’m receiving a very special guest. Antoine Libois, founder of the company My American Shop, an online business that sells American products to Europeans, has been able, in the last year, to pass the 1 million euro mark in sales and at only 19 years old!
Vincent Godcharles, President of Logient, a fast-growing IT company based in Montreal, tells us the benefits of buying companies in order to achieve hypergrowth.
Using existing assets to launch supporting organizations is one of the fastest ways to get a business off the ground. In today’s episodes, my guest today, Olivier Primeau, President and Founder of the Midway Group, discusses the steps he has taken to commercialize several of his products and brands.
In this episode, I welcomed Bruno Guglielminetti, famous host of the podcast "Mon Carnet," which started in 2016. With more than 12,000 downloads per week, Mon Carnet is one of the few French-language journalistic podcasts dealing with digital issues.
For this episode, I was lucky to receive an entrepreneur for whom I have a great deal of respect for, Judith Fetzer, President and Co-Founder of Cook it. We discussed the astronomical growth of her company, which has increased 3860% in the last 5 years.
Today, we’re chatting with the Co-Founder of a great Quebec technology startup that has been on a roll for some time. Étienne Mérineau, who is one of the people behind Heyday, a company that specializes in conversational chatbot design, tells us about the challenges awaiting the company in 2021.
My name is Antoine Gagné and welcome you to the 61st episode of Hypergrowth! Before listening to today's episode, I invite you to subscribe on Spotify, Apple podcasts or the streaming platform of your choice in order to be notified when our episodes come out every Monday. For many entrepreneurs, the holiday season is a time to rest but also a time to reflect on the year that just passed.
For today's episode, we present 3 more of our favorite podcast moments from 2020.
For our first episode of 2021, I wanted to take some time to look back at some of the content we put out during the last year. I've chosen the 3 episodes that struck me the most and shared my favorite excerpts from those interviews.
For our last episode of 2020, we received Natalie Bibeau, Founder of Nata PR, a public relations agency based in Montreal, Toronto, and Miami. After an unusual year for everyone, Natalie explains what big brands did well and what they did badly during the COVID-19 crisis.
Today, we received an entrepreneur that has been very prominent in Quebec in recent years. Nicolas Duvernois, President and founder of Pur Vodka and Romeo's Ginis here today to discuss his new book entitled: Réussir son télétravail.
Using existing resources to start separate businesses is, in my opinion, one of the fastest ways to start a new project. However, as much as this premise may seem functional at the very beginning, it becomes more and more complex to keep the same operational structure over time.
During the 25th episode of Hypercroissance, which we recorded on March 24, 2020, at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jean-Philippe Dauphinais discussed the 'degrowth' plan that he had put in place in order to be sure he would be able to resume accelerated growth thereafter. 8 months later, what are the conclusions?
Managing companies in completely separate industries can very often offer a different perspective on how to run a business. My guest today, Martin Dutou, has had the opportunity to be a shareholder in 7 companies in the last 10 years. From the events industry to delicatessens, Martin tells us what he has learned and applied.
Jonathan Defoy, President and Founder of the mobile app Food Hero explains how he has been able to acquire more than 400,000 users in just one year, while generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue month after month.
The first book I will present to you today is a piece of content that has been the most popular, until now, amongst all the guests at Hypergrowth. Good to Great, a book written by Jim Collins in the early 2000s, is truly a bible for all business managers.
In the last episode, I was fortunate enough to receive Sina Mobasser, who told us about how he was able to raise $10 million in funding for his organization at the beginning of the pandemic. For today's episode, we continue the momentum with Mathieu Plante, Co-Founder and President of the B2B Quotes.
Today I had the chance to receive a bold and ambitious American entrepreneur to the 50th episode of Hypergrowth. Sina Mobasser, Co-Founder and Chief of Operations at Tapcart, a tech company that helps e-commerces create their own mobile applications.
Building and maintaining a corporate culture is one of the most fundamental elements to consider if you want to see your organization grow over time. Now, it is one thing to say that we have a strong culture and another to take concrete actions that prove that our culture is well established.
For this episode, I had the chance to interview someone I truly admire. Pauline Laigneau, Co-Founder of Gemmyo, a fine jewelry company, and also the co-host of the famous podcast. "Le Gratin" joined us today to tell us about her journey thus far.
The home automation industry is one of the fastest-growing market segments in recent years. According to the world's leading data collection platform Statista, the market for "smart homes", and specifically the market for intelligent lighting, is expected to triple by 2025.
Appearing on Dragon's Den can be a great opportunity for an entrepreneur to seek external financing. Now, in addition to the investment, the people participating in the show are also able to take advantage of a very important platform.
Female entrepreneurship has made an impressive place for itself in Quebec’s entrepreneurial landscape over the past 10 years. According to a study conducted by ‘La Fondation de l’entrepreneurship’ (The Entrepreneurship Foundation), in 2019, women were 3 times more likely than men to undertake new entrepreneurial initiatives!
In this week’s episode, we receive Steve Malia, President and Founder of Ontario Telescope. He alone has been able to manage a multi-million dollar business generating approximately 5 million dollars in revenue per year, all while still showing up to his full-time job every morning.
Welcome to the 43rd episode of Hypergrowth! As I did for Episode 38, I’ll be providing you with a short feature of less than 10 minutes to introduce you to 2 pieces of content that, I must say, have changed my life.
Be advised: This podcast is only available in French.
“First who, then what” – this sentence, often used in the book Good to Great, perfectly summarizes the discussion my guest and I had today. Jim Collins, author of the aforementioned book, has said time and time again that having the right people in place first, before introducing other levels and divisions to a business, is one of the most important things.
Buying an organization while keeping the existing owners in place is something very common in transactions for service businesses.
In 2018, more than 50% of the 254 billion dollars invested in venture capital was allocated to fintech companies. Impressive developments in financial and transactional environments have given way to an emerging market segment that is highly attractive to external investors.
The term ‘entrepreneur’ has become increasingly popular in the last 5 to 10 years. However, another kind of business professional is just as likely to be as popular in the future.
For today’s episode, I decided to do something a little different.
Every week, I get a horde of questions regarding what book I’m reading at the moment or what business-oriented content I’ve been consuming as of late.
Twists and turns, challenges, financial troubles; all terms that will likely become part of your everyday vocabulary if you decide to work for yourself and become an entrepreneur.
Wanting to build a $1 billion business requires a level of effort and discipline that few entrepreneurs could sustain.
The term "pivot" is one of the most commonly used terms in entrepreneurship. It is often used when referring to an organization that needs to review its business model in order to adapt to a new reality.
Taking a company public can be a career goal or can be seen as a way to grow faster. The influx of capital generated by an IPO can quickly drive a company into hypergrowth overnight.
Opening up new locations is always a major challenge for brick-and-mortar businesses. You have to find the right people, the right location and most importantly, enough time to be able to complete the project while keeping the existing location operational.
The restaurant industry was one of the most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. In mid-March 2020, restaurant owners were legally forced to close their establishments to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
Many service-based business owners often have the desire, at some point in their growth, to start selling products.
More and more organizations are beginning to see the importance of being able to operate remotely. The new world we live in, let's call it what it is, is pushing companies to reinvent themselves and find a way to be efficient without necessarily having all their employees in the same place at the same time.
Building strategic partnerships is clearly one of the fastest ways to move your business into hypergrowth.
As you may have noticed in the introduction, today's podcast is exceptionally in English.
My business contacts and also the people I admire in entrepreneurshipp are often English speakers so it may be that many podcasts in the future will also be in the language of Shakespeare.
Building a business is difficult. Building a business and maintaining growth month after month is even harder.
But building a business and generating millions of dollars in monthly sales in just 18 months is almost unreal.
Having become the most popular amateur sport in the province, soccer is now an essential part of the Quebec sports landscape.
Welcome to the 25th episode of the Hypergrowth podcast, presented and produced by J7 Media.
As of March 24, 2020, nearly 50% of the world's population is at home fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
Today's episode is all about personal branding. Since the advent of social media, many YouTube stars and influencers have emerged. However, very few of them have been able to monetize their online efforts and grow their businesses.
Today in the 23rd episode, we chat with Étienne Lessard, number 1 broker at Rémax in Quebec City.
Étienne, who has been working in the real estate industry for 15 years now, shares the story behind his success, which is clearly worthy of a Hollywood movie.
Today in the 22nd episode, we chat with the founder of one of Quebec’s most respected businesses that has experienced hypergrowth over the last 20 years.
Indeed, Nicolas Bouchard, founder of DuProprio, is with us today to explain how he managed to make a $50 million exit with the business that he founded in 1997.
On today's podcast, we broach one of the most intriguing subjects that I've had the opportunity to discuss lately.
On the 10th episode of the podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with François Robitaille, who explained how he went about raising 10 million dollars through private funding.
In today's episode, we discuss "Podcasting," but more precisely, the strategies that one of the biggest podcasters in the world, John Lee Dumas, put in place in order to generate $200,000 US a month just with his podcast.
This episode is only available in French.
Today on the podcast, we chat about the restaurant industry while celebrating Cosmos Café Restaurant Group’s 25th anniversary. Co-owner and founder Louis Mcneil took some time out of his day to share with us the completely incredible story that his empire has gone through over the last quarter century.
Today's podcast discusses sales, but more specifically the transition from "successful sales representative" to sales manager in a company. Very rarely do the best salespeople in an organization become good sales managers.
Today on the hypergrowth podcast, we discuss "Sports Business" with none other than Camille Estephan, president and founder of the boxing team Eye of The Tiger Management.
Retention and acquisition; two fundamental pillars of growth for any business.
Today on the Hypergrowth podcast, the concept is reversed!
Today on the Hypergrowth podcast, we learn more about Mud Girl, a Quebec success story that is still unknown to many!
Is the traditional education system in 2019 perfectly adapted to our current reality or does it need to be reviewed? With the advent of online training and the amount of information freely available on the Internet, we can legitimately ask ourselves this question. In 2015, the online learning industry was worth $107 billion...
Is selling a company essential to be considered successful in business? If so, how can we adequately prepare for it when the time comes? How do we even know if we are at that stage in the growth of our business?
Setting up a business in a new country is often something that occurs after the organization is well-rooted in its initial market. Very few will have the courage to do so from the very beginnings of the company.
Is using venture capital to take your business to the next level a good idea? If so, when is the "right" time to start looking for funding? How long will it take before you receive any funds and what pitfalls should you avoid when negotiating with potential investors?
Is managing 2, or even 3, businesses at the same time possible? Is it a good idea to start a new business when the one that you’re currently managing is growing? If so, what are the mistakes to avoid? What are the steps to follow to be successful with this new business?
Season 1 hosted by Robin Vézina.
641% growth over 5 years and #137 in Canada in 2018 as the fastest-growing company with Co-Founder Alexandre Gravel.
Renoquotes.com has just passed the one million in revenue mark, and it's mainly thanks to a content strategy that makes the business stand out on search engines.
Becoming an industry leader in less than a year + how to monetize your Instagram presence, with Charlie Fernandez, Founder.
Flight Claim, 500% growth month after month! How to create an innovative company and experience rapid growth without any prior experience, with Jacob Charbonneau, CEO.
BigBang ERP is a startup that has experienced very rapid growth, and all in its very first year. In 2017, the company was ranked 49th in the ranking for the fastest-growing startups in Canada. In this episode, Gabriel shares his story and his strategies on how he achieved such a feat.
How to manage millions of dollars in marketing investment and develop new digital strategies.
Splitbase is an agency that specializes in conversion optimization for e-commerce businesses in the luxury, fashion, and lifestyle industries. Raphaël shares the methods that he uses to help e-commerce businesses generate more sales.
This podcast is only available in French.
Netlift is an application that has a mission to reduce traffic congestion in large cities. Their solution: carpooling. In this episode, CEO Marc-Antoine Ducas and CMO Éric Noël share their respective strategies on how to reach their goal, which is to persuade as many people as possible to use their app.
This podcast is only available in French.