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. Stéphane Elie is a Canadian delegate.
First name / last name: Stéphane Elie
My motto: “My only limit is the one I impose to myself.”
Name: Symbiose Communication
Activity: Call Centre
Number of employees: 150
Headquarters’Address: 50 rue Saint-Charles Ouest, suite 304, Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA, J4H1C6
My life as an entrepreneur
The Trigger: Why did you become an entrepreneur:
I have always worked for corporate businesses as if they were my own. After achieving many goals for my employers, I felt ready to establish my own company based on my extensive experience along with strong determination to always do more and better, I combined my ideas and my experience to establish my own enterprise.
My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:
The biggest accomplishment was when I signed my very first contract with a well-known business in Canada. This major client decided to believe in me and my vision rather than stay with their long-term supplier.
My next challenge:
I am working to ensure the long-term sustainability of my business. I want to be recognized as an expert in my field, and plan to develop a new contract in the International market.