The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 20 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Mexico City, Mexico on June 3 -5, 2012. 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.
First name / last name: Matthew Hudson
My motto: “Mutare vel timere sperno”
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
My life as an entrepreneur
The Trigger: Why did you become an entrepreneur:
While I was working for Microsoft as a software engineer, I decided that I wanted to build a company that would work in new and better ways. 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.