Marc Alloul – A Québec Tech Star

    Marc Alloul | Winner of the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Québec

    “If you want what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.”

    Marc Alloul is an engineer and Quantum Physicist turned entrepreneur, who brought innovative technology, and marketing solutions for some of the world’s companies.

    Spending the last twenty years in leadership roles, Marc has a track record of taking the highest-functioning teams into successful global exits, helping the ecosystem sustain momentum and innovativeness in the mobile entertainment industry.  

    Marc instrumented the sale of Bright Games to Electronic Arts, Mobitween to Zed Group, Airborne Entertainment to Cybird, and Indiqu to Mforma/Hands-on Mobile. What made him a veteran entrepreneur was the development of numerous innovative businesses in a complex international environment, exposure to IPO process, and multiple successful exit strategies.

    Entirely aware of the most common challenges faced by entrepreneurs, today, he is throwing his experience and energy into Budgeto, a company he co-founded as a friendly launchpad for startups and a tool for those who support them.

    Startup News had the opportunity to sit down with Marc to learn more.

    SN: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

    MA: After working in a very large blue chip corporation, I wanted to be responsible for my own success and failures.

    SN: What is the biggest lesson you have learned to date?  

    MA: If you want what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.

    SN: What advice do you have to those starting up today?

    MA: Listen to your inner feelings and be yourself.

    SN: What is the one thing you think we need to do as a nation, today, to position Canada as a global innovation and entrepreneurial leader?

    MA: As a country, we need to stop trying to emulate others and be more bold and self-confident.

    SN: What is your message to the world?

    MA: It’s important that in business or in your personal life, treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    SN: How have you benefited from being a recipient of the Startup Canada Awards so far?

    MA: After winning the Startup Canada Award, many people have reached out from various geographies and functions in order to engage with me.