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Conversations with the most interesting technology business leaders and investors in Canada. We uncover actionable insights on building sustainable & enduring companies.

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Conversations with the most interesting technology business leaders and investors in Canada. We uncover actionable insights on building sustainable & enduring companies.

Explore all our episodes and learn more at https://www.thepnr.com

    Mastering delivery with Jordan Arshinoff, Cofounder & Copresident @ Obibox | EP#225

    Mastering delivery with Jordan Arshinoff, Cofounder & Copresident @ Obibox | EP#225

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Jordan Arshinoff, Cofounder & Copresident @ Obibox.
    After spending 17 years of his professional life in the industrial packaging industry, Jordan Arshinoff Foss founded obibox (formerly Xpedigo) with his brother-in-law Paul-Henri Erhard in November 2016. Initially conceived as a technology platform applied to parcel delivery (last mile), the entrepreneurs quickly developed an operational side in order to test the technology developed by their technical team. The company enjoyed some success from 2016 to 2020, but it was in the midst of a pandemic that obibox took off. Today, they are 4 founders, have more than 70 employees, 6 pan-Quebec sorting centers with more than 350 delivery partners. They also have a fleet of 20 100% electric trucks with a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. They presented their full climate action plan to the industry a few weeks ago. They offer a home and business parcel delivery service, 7 days a week, same day and next day service. They work with companies such as Altitude Sport and Cookit. Jordan Arshinoff Foss is co-president, responsible for strategic business development.
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    Genesis of Obibox and how they shifted their business model  Merging with Tecor transport Developing a climate action plan Roadblocks and opportunities in electrifying their fleet Being a tech enabled operations company The potential future market with their software product  
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    • 34 min
    Tech for Good EP#08: Reimagining rehabilitation with Sarah Lambert, Co-founder & CEO @ Ora Medical

    Tech for Good EP#08: Reimagining rehabilitation with Sarah Lambert, Co-founder & CEO @ Ora Medical

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Sarah Lambert, Co-founder & CEO @ Ora Medical. 
    Sarah’s personal mission is to provide walking ability to disabled patients. Her experience in the physical therapy field illustrated the lack of access to daily rehabilitation care for people with mobility impairments. Following this realization, she surrounded herself with a talented team of engineers to reproduce her physical therapy treatments remotely, aided by AI. Ora Medical now continues to grow and help revolutionize physical rehabilitation practices in an ever-changing digital world.
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    The state of remote medicine today Helping people with disabilities Building a product that has initial traction The immense size of the market Building a recurring revenue stream
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    • 24 min
    Mission driven with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission | EP#223

    Mission driven with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission | EP#223

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission. 
    Currently, Gabriel is leading ops and growth at Mission. They’re building the best market network for software engineers to work as independents. Supporting them with a platform to help teams build more effectively, opportunities to work on meaningful long-term missions, and a community of like-minded peers.
    Previously Gabriel was COO at Bus.com, overseeing growth and product. He helped navigate the company through a rebrand, major product pivot, and multiple rounds of growth capital.
    Prior to Bus.com Gabriel was part of the founding investment team at Real Ventures where he invested in over 200 early stage startups through the fund and their accelerator program FounderFuel. He also led the development of the firm’s own internal software and initial platform to support portfolio companies.
    Having left and come back to his hometown Montreal, Gabriel has become a key instigator in the growing local startup scene. Launching several community initiatives including tech blog MTLinTECH, Startup Drinks Montreal, Startup Open House, and Notman House.
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    Importance of the software engineer Genesis of Mission and its model Building the best online environment for independent engineers and product builders to work. The concept of marketplace 3.0  The importance of culture and learning in attracting elite level engineers  Building the Canadian tech community   
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    • 34 min
    Building trust with Shahir Guindi, Partner and Co-Chair @ Osler | #EP#222

    Building trust with Shahir Guindi, Partner and Co-Chair @ Osler | #EP#222

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Shahir Guindi, Partner and Co-Chair @ Osler. Shahir is the firm's national Co-Chair and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. He was Managing Partner of the Montréal office for 7 years prior to becoming national Co-Chair. He has over 30 years of experience and is a recognized advisor in M&A, private equity and corporate finance. His private equity and venture capital experience includes advising funds on their domestic and cross-border portfolio investments and divestitures and on their fund formations. Shahir acts for a number of the country’s most successful technology and biotechnology companies. 
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    The key ingredient in being a successful lawyer: trust How the legal industry has changed  Advice for technology entrepreneurs Board best practices  The growing importance of impact for boards  
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    • 36 min
    Tech for Good EP#07: | Accelerating climate innovation with Patrick Gagné, CEO @ Cycle Momentum

    Tech for Good EP#07: | Accelerating climate innovation with Patrick Gagné, CEO @ Cycle Momentum

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Patrick Gagné,  CEO @ Cycle Momentum.
    With a focus on innovation and growth, Patrick brings 20 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurship. Patrick cofounded several companies that contributed to the growth of urban living and economic development in Montreal. He is currently CEO of Cycle Momentum, a startup accelerator and innovation engine in the cleantech space.
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    State of climate tech in Canada Technology risk vs.  commercial risk Accelerating climate tech startups by being upstream  Funding climate technologies Being a coach vs. an entrepreneur His vision for scaling Cycle Momentum
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    • 28 min
    Keep the main thing the main thing with Etienne Plourde, Co-Founder & CEO @ WeCook | EP #220

    Keep the main thing the main thing with Etienne Plourde, Co-Founder & CEO @ WeCook | EP #220

    On this week’s show, we spoke with Etienne Plourde, Co-Founder & CEO @ WeCook
    After 6 years of experience in advertising and cold calling management, Etienne launched Nutrition Fit Plus in 2013. It was the first major player in the healthy prepared meals industry in Canada. They have developed a profitable business exceeding 9 figures over the years with an innovative and targeted advertising strategy. In December 2019, they drastically accelerated the growth of the company by renaming it WeCook. In the following 24 months, WeCook grew from 60 employees to 700 to keep up with the increase in revenue of more than 900%.
     
    On the show, we spoke about: 
    Changing consumer habits when it comes to nutrition Building a prepared meal company over 10 years Scaling customer acquisition and operations Delivering 4M meals last year  Focusing on organic growth before raising money  His vision of being the Canadian leader in the market
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    • 37 min

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Smart podcast

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Highly relevant insights from Montreal leaders. Nectar asks the right questions and keeps the audience interested.

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