Young entrepreneurs in Québec

Répartition des entrepreneurs par groupe d'âge au Québec (moyenne annuelle de 2015 à 2019) - Distribution of entrepreneurs by age group in Quebec (annual average from 2015 to 2019)

Image: Distribution of Entrepreneurs by Age group in Québec.

To the best of my knowledge, when I worked at Coveo, I was the youngest in the box amongst their 200+ employees back then. The same goes for InnovMetric Software and their 200 or so employees. I was also probably the youngest as well at Bentley Systems in their Quebec City office, and at Vooban.

And I was doing R&D and product development, just like the other developers. I’ve always worked in software.

I then started my business at 23 years old in 2018, as I was enrolled full-time in my bachelor and publishing papers with PhD students.

I wasn’t aware that I was in the 1% of the youngest entrepreneurs until I saw the stats in the image below.

This statistic motivates me to surpass myself again, while my business, Neuraxio, already evolves well.

I feel grateful for my former employers to have not judged me on my age, despite it often has been a limiting factor.

I would like to highlight that we should not judge people by their age. I also think that love has no age.

Having a good support network and good mentors is also crucial to moving quickly.

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and for other young motivated people, now passing this first percentile. 🙂

Répartition des entrepreneurs par groupe d'âge au Québec (moyenne annuelle de 2015 à 2019) - Distribution of entrepreneurs by age group in Quebec (annual average from 2015 to 2019)

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