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HYPERGROWTH

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.

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Ep.142 - Catryn Pinard - Taking over a company and generating 60M in annual sales in only 6 years

Catryn Pinard, President of Nationex, is with us today to talk about how, since 2015 now, she took over the organization formerly run by her father and went from 40M to 60M in annual sales in just 7 years.


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Ep.141 - Alexandre Paquet - How Leadfox was able to establish itself throughout the Francophone world from day 1

Dozens of tech entrepreneurs have appeared on the podcast over the past few years and today, it’s Alexandre Paquet's, president and co-founder of Leadfox, turn to chat with us.


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Ep.140 - Geneviève Gagnon - How "La Fourmi Bionique" has grown by over 76% in the last 3 years

Today, we chat with an inspiring businesswoman who, year after year, has been able to grow a beautiful Quebec company that has the wind in its sails. Geneviève Gagnon, President and Founder of the organization "La Fourmi Bionique" is with us today to discuss growth, but also social commitment.


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Ep.139 - Henri-Charles Machalani - How Mistplay will reach 100 million in annual revenue by 2022

Today on the podcast, we’re receiving Henri-Charles Machalani, President and Founder of Mistplay, a video game application that will generate more than $100M in revenue by 2022.


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Ep.138 - Alexandre Bérard - Creating a mobile application with 15 million subscribers worldwide

Alexandre Bérard, president and founder of the Portable North Pole app is with us today to explain how his company has been able to generate more than 15 million downloads.


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Ep.137 - Cédric Watine - How to manage 3 7-figure companies in just a few hours per week

In just a few hours a week, Cedric manages 3 companies, all generating several million in sales.


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Ep.136 - Alex Wojcik - How Kimoby became the 51st fastest growing company in Canada

My guest today, Alex Wojcik, Co-founder of Kimoby, an instant messaging organization, discusses the different techniques that helped him and his business partner Ismael Meskin build a multi-million dollar company.


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Ep.135 - François Roberge - How "La Vie en Rose" will reach 500 million in annual sales

Mr. Roberge, who bought the organization in 1996 when it was on the verge of bankruptcy, was able to transform an organization that now has several hundred stores worldwide.


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Ep.134 - Élizabeth Coulombe - How to Raise More than $1M in 24 hours with A Socio-Financing Campaign

Élizabeth Coulombe, CEO and co-founder of Tero, a company that transforms organic waste into natural fertilizers, is our guest for the 134th episode of the podcast.


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Ep.133 - Patrick Pierra - Selling Your Company To a Canadian Giant for $25M

Is marketing your technology company via good old-fashioned cold calling techniques possible in 2022?


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Ep.132 - Catherine Dagenais - How Catherine Dagenais became CEO of the SAQ

Catherine Gagenais, who has been CEO of the SAQ since June 2018 is with us today to talk about products and services you use every day! In fact, Ms. Dagenais is behind the creation of 'SAQ Inspires and 'Click, Buy and Collect', two flagship programs that have digitized Quebec society.


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Ep.131 - Dany Angers - How Vosker reached over 100 million in sales in only 3 years

For the 131st episode of the podcast, I had the chance to speak to Dany Angers, Co-founder and Head of Growth at Vosker. The company, which specializes in security cameras, has generated over $100M in revenue in just its 3rd year of operation.


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Ep.130 - Philippe Meunier - How Sid Lee became one of the largest creative agencies in the world

What do you think Adidas, Cirque Du Soleil and the Toronto Raptors have in common? Well, you should know that these 3 renowned organizations have all worked with the same Communications agency, the well respected Sid Lee.


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Ep.129 - Louis Garneau - 36 years of happiness and 36 months of misfortune

Il y a quelques mois de cela j'ai eu la chance d'être mis en contact avec Louis Garneau, le célèbre homme d'affaires fondateur de Louis Garneau Sport.


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Ep.128 - Gabriel Lespérance - How Wavo grew 904% in 3 years by revolutionizing music industry marketing

Most of us know the music industry through the artists we listen to daily on applications like Itunes or Spotify. But, how did these artists become a part of your life?


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Ep. 127 - Sophie Reis - Building a rapidly-growing business while fighting cancer

La Ruche is a participatory financing organization that has helped businesses raise more than $23 million in Quebec since its launch.


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Ep.126 - Geneviève Everell - From Absolute Poverty to Successful Entrepreneur, The Story of Miss Sushi

Some entrepreneurs have had more complex journeys than others to finally achieve success. However, after more than 100 episodes of the podcast, I can tell you that the woman I’m interviewing today has one of the most impressive journeys I've seen so far.


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Ep.125 - Mathieu Allaire - How Agendrix Reached 6 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue With Zero Resignations in 7 Years

Is it possible to build a technology company, acquire hundreds of thousands of users, reach nearly $6 million in annual recurring revenue, and do so with almost no external financing? Yes, because the Sherbrooke-based company, Agendrix, can pride itself on having done so while maintaining an extremely healthy organizational culture over the past few years.


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Ep.124 - Suleyka Montpetit - Build a 7-Figure Business in Just 3 Months

I’m very happy today to welcome Suleyka Montpetit for the 124th episode of the podcast. Suleyka, who is the head of the company "L'institut des jardinier maraicher", an online platform designed for farmers, was pleased to share with us the rather atypical story of how her company was launched.



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Ep.123 - Luc Filiatrault -Transforming a Business Through a $92M Acquisition, the Story of MDF Commerce

For the second time on Hypergrowth, I have the great honor of chatting with Luc Filiatrault, CEO of MDF Commerce, formerly known as Mediagrif. Luc is back today to talk specifically about the changes he has made to the company he has been running for over 2 years now; MDF Commerce.

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Ep.122 - Dany Gagnon - How Chrono Aviation Used Vertical Integration To Generate More Than $50 Million/Year

Vertical integration is one of my favorite techniques when it comes to growing your business!Our guest of the day is a fan of this approach as well, and has made sure to master it more than anyone else I've met.


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Ep.121 - Dominic Dubé - How Evive reached $30 million in revenues in less than 7 years

Dominic Dubé, co-founder of the Evive smoothie company, is with us today to explain how his company has reached more than $30 million dollars in sales in the last year. And after only 7 years of existence!



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Ep.120 - Jean Bédard - The transformation of "La Cage Brasserie Sportive" over the past 25 years

I have the great honor today to welcome a pioneer of the restaurant industry in Quebec, Mr. Jean Bédard. President of the Sports Scene Group, which owns nearly 40 "La Cage" restaurants, Mr. Bédard has been able to cross the restaurant industry's eras by continually adapting his approach to the trends of the moment.


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Ep.119 - Maxime Thériault - Taking over a family business and hiring nearly 400 employees

Welcome to the first episode of 2022! We're starting the year with a fascinating interview with Maxime Thériault, CEO of "Tricots Maxime," an organization with offices in several countries that employs close to 400 employees.


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Ep.118 - Sévrine Labelle - Helping More Than 1200 Companies Across Quebec via Evol

Having granted more than 300 million dollars in financing and helped over 1200 companies since 2001, it’s safe to say that Femmessor has had an impressive impact on the community of businesswoman in Quebec.



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Ep.117 - Danièle Henkel - A look back on a 25 year career in business

Over the past 10 years, few women have had as much impact in the business world as Daniele Henkel. Known to the public at large from the show Dragon’s Den, which she appeared on for 5 seasons, Mrs. Henkel has been very involved in various projects since then.


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Ep. 116 - Business Panel – Building rapidly-growing companies with small teams with Carolyn Rousseau and Jeremiah Curvers (Part 2)

With the end of Black Friday and the holiday season just around the corner, we decided to continue our discussions with e-commerce owners for today’s episode. Carolyn Rousseau, founder of La Clinique Virtuelle, as well as Jeremiah Curvers, founder of Polysleep, are with us today.

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Ep.115 - Julie Poitras-Saulnier - Building a growing business while reducing food waste, the story of LOOP Mission

The circular economy is a trendy theme in 2021 and it’s certainly a great vision to have when building a business. Imagine creating a company that ultimately only uses its suppliers’ surplus to design its products. It may sound too good to be true, but believe me, it exists!


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Ep.114 - Business Panel – Building rapidly-growing companies with small teams with Carolyn Rousseau and Jeremiah Curvers (Part 1)

With the end of Black Friday and the holiday season just around the corner, we decided to continue our discussions with e-commerce owners. Carolyn Rousseau, founder of La Clinique Virtuelle and guest on the 30th episode of the podcast is with us today, as well as Jeremiah Curvers, founder of Polysleep and recent guest on the podcast's 99th episode.



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Ep.113 - Lucas Martinez - Building a company with more than $150M in annual revenue, the story of Talent.com

 Today, I have the great honor of shining light on one of the fastest-growing companies in Quebec that, I’m convinced, you may not know about. The topic of the 113th episode of Hypergrowth is Talent.com, the company run by today’s guest, Lucas Martinez, and I promise you’ll want to hear our discussion. 

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Ep.112 - Business Panel - The current state of e-commerce with William Giroux and Anthony Vendrame (part 2)

For today’s episode, we have the privilege of receiving two entrepreneurs who have previously appeared on the podcast. William Giroux, CEO and Co-Founded of KaseMe, who appeared on the 107th episode, and Anthony Vendrame, Founder of Poches et Fils and the creative agency Crayon 15, who appeared on the 69th episode (our most streamed episode so far!)



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Ep.111 - Marie-Josée Richer - Creating a leading company with a progressive business model

Since the beginning of capitalism,  the objective of a company has always been to generate maximum revenue for its shareholders. In 2021, some leaders are questioning this basic premise by saying that this model risks depleting our resources in the very near future. Among these leaders is Marie-Josée Richer, co-founder of Prana, a Canadian leader in organic snacks.


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Ep.110 - Business Panel - The current state of e-commerce with William Giroux and Anthony Vendrame

For today’s episode, we have the privilege of receiving two entrepreneurs who have previously appeared on the podcast. William Giroux, CEO and Co-Founded of KaseMe, who appeared on the 107th episode, and Anthony Vendrame, Founder of Poches et Fils and the creative agency Crayon 15, who appeared on the 69th episode (our most streamed episode so far!)


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Ep.109 - François Dion - Building a company with more than 1600 employees in only 8 years

I have the great honor today to speak with an entrepreneur who (get ready!) runs an organization with over 1600 employees! And the most impressive part of all; the company was founded only 8 years ago. Indeed, François Dion, CEO and Founder of Levio, is on the show today to talk about Hypergrowth in the true sense of the word.


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Ep.108 - Business Panel - The Future of Financial Services and Fintechs with Julien Brault and Félix Deschatelets (Part 2)

Welcome to the third episode of Business Panel, our new concept on the podcast. On Mondays, we interview entrepreneurs whose businesses have grown rapidly, and on Thursday, me and a selection of entrepreneurs discuss a variety of topics related to business and our companies.


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Ep.107 - William Giroux - Building an online business with $10M in sales in only 5 years

In the past 5 years, very few Quebecois companies can boast having mastered influencer marketing as well as Kaseme. With hundreds of collaborators and influencers sharing their products online monthly, the company continues to climb the growth ladder at a staggering rate.


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Ep. 106 (Bonus Episode in English) - Massimiliano Squillace - Successfully selling 5 companies before 40 years old

For today’s episode, I had the chance to interview an exceptional entrepreneur. Thanks to common acquaintances, I was recently introduced to Massimilano Squillace, CEO of Contents.com and serial entrepreneur. Massi, as he is nicknamed, has completed 5 very successful business sales in his professional career so far, and I believe his story will be of great interest to our audience.


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Ep.105 - Anie Rouleau - Building a growing green company that is B-Corp certified

In 2021, having a business and only focusing on profitability seems outdated. Taking care of the environmental and societal impacts of your business and also thinking about the local economy are required in order to be a complete, well-rounded company. At least, this is my opinion and also the one of Anie Rouleau, the guest of the 105th episode of the podcast.



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Ep.104 - Panel d'affaires - The future of financial services and fintechs, with Julien Brault and Félix Deschatelets

Welcome to the 2nd episode of Business Panel, our newest concept on the Hypergrowth podcast. On Mondays, we interview successful entrepreneurs, and on Thursdays, we discuss the future of our companies.


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Ep.103 - Guillaume Roy - How GSoft Will Achieve $100 million in revenue this year

The co-founder behind one of Quebec's best-known employer brands is with us today to talk about culture, development and, above all, adapting to the market! Guillaume Roy, who is behind the foundation of G-Soft, took some time out of his day to explain to us how this company will soon reach 100M in sales, and how it went from providing services to creating products.



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Ep.102 - Julie Lemieux - Raising $20.5 million in 12 months for Opération Enfant Soleil

On today’s episode, we’ll be highlighting two accomplishments that we believe deserve attention; 1, We’ll be introducing you to Opérations Enfants Soleil, an organization that has been raising money for sick children for the past 34 years. And 2, we’ll be talking to their CEO to find out why the last 365 days have been the organization's best since its creation!



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Ep.101 - Business Panel - Company culture, working from home, and business development with Jean-Philippe Dauphinais and Jonathan Léveillé

Today, I’ll be hosting the very first edition of a brand new concept called 'Business Panel.' On Mondays, we’ll touch on how to grow your business quickly, and on Thursdays, the latest news affecting our businesses with speakers who have all been on the podcast before.


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Ep.100 - Louis Têtu - Create two companies with billion-dollar valuations

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.


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Ep.99 - Jeremiah Curvers - $15 million in annual revenue in 5 years: The Polysleep story

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.


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Ep.98 - Allan Benguigui - Achieving a $200,000 MRR with for a SAAS company without fundraising

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...



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Ep.97 - Romain Collignon - How to Create a Renown Mastermind Program

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.


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Ep.96 - Dominique Brown - Conquering the world one business at a time!

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!



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Ep.95 - Jean-Philippe Béïque - 7 consecutive years in the top 500 fastest growing companies in Canada

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.



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Ep.94 - Sébastien Fiset - Building A Fast-Growing Brand with a Small Team

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?



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Ep.93 - Khalil Zahar - Getting 100M in financing with Mike Tyson, Georges St-Pierre and Mayweather as investors

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!



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Ep.92 - Étienne Mérineau - Achieving a $60 million exit in just 4 years

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.


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Ep.91 - The 3 best Hypergrowth excerpts from 2021 so far

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!



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Ep.90 - Jérémy Bendayan - Launching, Selling, and Rebuilding a Business in The Same Industry

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.


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Ep.89 - Business Column - Amazon Unbound, The Creation of a Global Empire

For today's Business Column, I share the book that made the biggest impression on me in the last 6 months.


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Ep.88 - François-Jérôme Gosselin - From 17 to 50 Employees in Only a Few 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!


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Ep.87 - Dominic Gagnon - How to work with global giants like the Superbowl and the Olympics

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.


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Ep.86 - Ray Courtemanche - The Man Behind Some of Quebec’s Biggest Real Estate Developments

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.



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Ep. 85 - Business Column - How much is your company really worth?

For this week's podcast, we'll be discussing the most important ratios to analyze when determining the real value of your company.


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Ep.84 - Pierre-Olivier Drouin - Developing a business that distributes over 1 million products per year

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.


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Ep.83 - Alexandre Martin - UEAT, A Company That Will Generate $1 Billion in Transactions in The Next Year

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.

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Ep.82 - David Girard - How Rapidly Growing Companies Manage their Human Resource Departments

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.


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Ep.81 - Sylvain Perron - Building the #1 platform on Github by chance and turning it into a rapidly growing company

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.


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Ep.80 - Philippe Vachon - How to Sell your Marketing Agency and Build a Multi-Million Dollar E-commerce

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.


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Ep.79 - Adrien Chaltiel - How to Invest in More Than a Dozen Successful Companies

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.

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Ep.78 - Vincent Thériault - How to sell $255 million worth of masks to the Legault government by pivoting your business
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Ep.77 - Andrea Gomez - From 0 to $5 million in annual revenue in just 3 years

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.

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Ep.76 - Jean-Pierre Ferrandez - The Man Behind the Success of Lolë, Paradox and Indyeva

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.



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Ep.75 - Rodolphe Barrere - Creating a company with almost 100 employees at only 29 years old

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.


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Ep.74 - Adrian Shauer - How to Sell 2 Tech Startups and Start 450 Employee Company

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!


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Ep.73 - Pascal Meyer - Building a $100+ Million Dollar Business without External Financing

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.


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Ep.72 - Mélissa Normandin Roberge - Behind the scenes of a $2 million launch

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.


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Ep.71 - Antoine Bisson - Conquering the manufacturing market in only 6 years by raising $20 million

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.


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Ep.70 - Louis-Félix Boulanger -The Story of BonLook, on its way to becoming One of Quebec’s Finest Companies

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.


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Ep.69 - Anthony Vendrame - Poches et Fils’ Tumultuous Journey Since Appearing on “Dragon’s Den

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.


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Ep.68 - Marc-André Campagna - How to build an 8-figure revenue business in just 4 years

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. 


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Ep.67 - Antoine Libois - Reaching €1 million in annual revenue at only 19 years old

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!


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Ep.66 - Vincent Godcharles - How to Achieve Hypergrowth by Acquiring 7 Companies

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.


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Ep.65 - Olivier Primeau - How to Monetize Your Personal Brand in 2021

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.


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Ep.64 - Bruno Guglielminetti - How to Create The Number 1 Podcast in Quebec on Digital Evolution

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. 


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Ep.63 - Judith Fetzer - How to generate 60 million in revenues for your business in only 6 years

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.


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Ep.62 - Heyday - How to Work With World Leaders Like Decathlon, David's Tea and Danone with Etienne Mérineau

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.


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Ep.61 - Business Column - 4 Techniques For Starting a Business

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.


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Ep.60 - Hypergrowth's Best of 2020 Part 2

For today's episode, we present 3 more of our favorite podcast moments from 2020.


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Ep.59 - Hypergrowth's Best of 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. 


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Ep.58 - Natalie Bibeau - How to Grow Your Business Using Public Relations

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.


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Ep: 57 - Nicolas Duvernois - How to Successfully Work From Home in 2020

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.


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Ep: 56 - Michel Jodoin - How to Incubate 3 Different Business Using the Same Technology

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.


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Ep: 55 - Jean-Philippe Dauphinais - The 3 Biggest Lessons COVID-19 Has Taught His Company

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?


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Ep: 54 - Martin Dutou - Managing 7 Companies in 10 Years, Martin Dutou’s Story

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.


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Ep: 53 - Food Hero - How Food Hero is Revolutionizing the Food Market By Acquiring 400,000 Users in 1 Year

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.


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Ep: 52 - Business Column - The Most Popular Content Among Hypergrowth Guests

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.


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Ep: 51 - Mathieu Plante - How to Multiply Your Revenue by 7 in Only 10 Months

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.


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Ep: 50 - Sina Mobasser - How to Raise $10 Million in Financing During a Pandemic

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. 


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Ep: 49 - Republik - How to Negotiate Between Social Impact, Profitability, and Environmental Concerns

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.


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Ep: 48 - Pauline Laigneau - Behind the Scenes of 10 Years of Exceptional Entrepreneurialism

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.


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Ep: 47 - Joey Khatri - Intelligent Lighting: An Industry in Hypergrowth

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.


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Ep: 46 - Mélissa Lambert - The Side Effects of an Appearance on Dragon’s Den

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.


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Ep: 45 - Ruth Vachon - The Impressive Growth of Women’s Entrepreneurship

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!

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Ep: 44 - Steve Malia - How to Build a Business with $5 million in Annual Revenue While Keeping a Full-Time Job

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. 

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Ep: 43 - Hypergrowth - Two Pieces of Business-Related Content Perfect for Fall

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.

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Ep: 42 - Éric Naaman - How to Become Quebec’s “Dream Boss” By Building a Recognized Employer Brand

“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. 

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Ep: 41 - Guillaume Bouchard - How to Sell Your Business with an “Earn Out”

Buying an organization while keeping the existing owners in place is something very common in transactions for service businesses.


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Ep: 40 - Emma - How to Bring a Fintech to Hypergrowth with Félix Deschatelets

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.

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Ep: 39 - Philippe Desgagnés - Taking over a Company - A Simpler Alternative Leading to Hypergrowth

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.

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Ep: 38 - Hypergrowth - 3 Business-Oriented Content You Need to Check Out This August

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.

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Ep: 37 - Nikolai Ray - From homelessness to hypergrowth with 3 different businesses

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.

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Ep: 36 - Valérie Robitaille - The Steps to Reaching a $1 Billion Business Valuation

Wanting to build a $1 billion business requires a level of effort and discipline that few entrepreneurs could sustain.

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Ep: 35 - Kevin Pillu - How to Perform a 180 Degree Pivot of Your Business During COVID-19

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.

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Ep: 34 - Luc Filiatrault - How to Build 4 Publicly Traded Companies

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.

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Ep: 33 - Ep: 33 - Popeye’s Supplements- How to Open 10 Locations in Just 1 Year with Philippe Antoine Defoy

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.

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Ep: 32 - Rib'N Reef Steakhouse - The Future of the Restaurant Industry in the “Post-COVID” Era According to Peter Katsoudas

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.

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Ep: 31 - Openmind Technologies - From 50 to 250 Employees By 2025: Jonathan Léveillé Ambitious Plan

Many service-based business owners often have the desire, at some point in their growth, to start selling products.

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Ep: 30 - Carolyn Brousseau - Building a 7-Figure Business in 12 Months With No Employees

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.

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Ep: 29 - Martin Latulippe - Building Strategic Partnerships to Achieve Hypergrowth

Building strategic partnerships is clearly one of the fastest ways to move your business into hypergrowth.

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Ep: 28 - Seth Rosen - Acquirising Businesses; An Effective Method for 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.

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Ep:27 - Coco Village - From 0 to 7 Figures in Monthly Revenue in Just 18 months

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.

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Ep: 26 - Olivier Brett - The Hypergrowth experienced by Quebec’s Soccer Industry

Having become the most popular amateur sport in the province, soccer is now an essential part of the Quebec sports landscape.

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Ep: 25 - Rablab - Degrowth for a Better Hypergrowth

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.

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Ep: 24 - Jimmy Sevigny - Building 4 Hypergrowth Businesses Thanks to Personal Branding

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.

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Ep: 23 - Étienne Lessard - The Story Behind Remax’s Number 1 Real Estate Broker

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.


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Ep: 22 - Duproprio - How to Make a $50 Million Exit, The Story of DuProprio

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.


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Ep: 21 - Hardbacon - How to Raise Over a Million Dollars With Equity Crowdfunding

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.


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Ep: 20 - Marco Bernard - The Structure to Follow to Generate $200,000/month Only With a Podcast!

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. 

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Ep:19 - Cosmos Café - How to Generate $25 Million in Annual Revenue in the Restaurant Industry

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.

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Ep: 18 - Hypergrowth - $200 Million in Wealth Management in Only 5 Years

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. 


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Ep:17 - Camille Estephan - How to Become the Biggest Boxing Gym in Quebec in Only 10 Years

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.

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Ep:16 - J7 Media - Retention and Acquisition; 2 fundamental pillars of growth for any company

Retention and acquisition; two fundamental pillars of growth for any business.

Today on the Hypergrowth podcast, the concept is reversed!

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Ep:15 - Mud Girl - Creating the Largest Obstacle Course in Canada with 50,000 Tickets Sold Per Year!

Today on the Hypergrowth podcast, we learn more about Mud Girl, a Quebec success story that is still unknown to many!

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Ep: 14 - Olivier Lambert - Online Learning, a $107 Billion Industry!

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...

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Ep:12 - Serge Beauchemin - The 9 Steps to Follow to Successfully Sell Your Company - Part 01

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?


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Ep:11 - Element AI - From 7 to 530 Employees in 2 Years, or How to Set Up An International Presence From Day 1!

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.

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Ep: 10 - Xpertsea - How to Raise $10 Million in Financing For Your 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?

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Ep: 09 - Ressac - Common Mistakes to Avoid in Business Incubation

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?

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Ep:08 - Toast Studio - 641% Growth Over 5 Years and Canada’s 137th Fastest-Growing Company in 2018 with Co-Founder Alexandre Gravel

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.


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Ep:07 - Renoquotes.ca - Doubling Your Revenues Every Year Thanks to Search engine Dominance with Michel Jodoin, CEO

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.

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Ep:06 - Reverbère - Becoming an Industry Leader in Less Than a Year + How to Monetize Your Instagram with Charlie Fernandez, Founder

Becoming an industry leader in less than a year + how to monetize your Instagram presence, with Charlie Fernandez, Founder.

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Ep:05 - Flight Claim - 500% Growth Month after Month! How to Create an Innovative Company and Experience Tremendous Growth Without Prior Experience with Jacob Charbonneau, CEO

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.

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Ep:04 - BigBang ERP - 307% Growth Over 2 Years and a Position Among the Fastest Growing Startups in Canada, with Gabriel Tupula Yamba, 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.


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Ep: 03 - David Grégoire - Managing Millions of Dollars in Investments

How to manage millions of dollars in marketing investment and develop  new digital strategies.

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Ep:02 - Splitbase - The Art of Optimizing E-Commerce Conversions, with Raphaël Paulin Daigle, CEO

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.

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p:01 - Netlift - How to Increase the Number of Users on Your App to Eliminate Traffic Congestion, with CEO Marc-Antoine Ducas and CMO Éric Noël

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.


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