Episode 28:

What does it mean to be a successful entrepreneur?

Kenrick is joined by Justin Thouin, Co-Founder at LowestRates.ca, to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and how the company he started, LowestRates.ca, is saving billions of dollars for Canadians on car insurance, mortgages and more. They dissect the different kinds of entrepreneurs (innovator, imitator, large, small, scaleup, social, etc.) and whether entrepreneurs are typically problem solvers or risk-takers.

Guest Speaker - Justin Thouin

Justin Thouin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca, one of the fastest growing companies in North America. He has been an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist and under his leadership LowestRates.ca has ranked in the top 50 on Maclean’s/Canadian Business’ Growth 500 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies for four years in a row, most recently placing 15th in 2019. The company has also ranked in the top 25 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 the past two years, and won Startup Canada’s National and Ontario High-Growth Entrepreneurship Awards in 2019. Also in 2019, LowestRates.ca placed 75th on the Report on Business’ List of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and 164th on Deloitte’s North American Technology Fast 500.

Justin is a highly sought after expert in the areas of personal finance and entrepreneurship, and is featured frequently in the media. Appearances, articles, and contributions include BNN, The Globe and Mail, CBC, CTV, CP 24, The Financial Post, Huffington Post, Maclean’s, MoneySense, and hundreds of other media outlets.

In addition to leading LowestRates.ca, Justin invests in early-stage startups and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs. As an alumnus of the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, he supports his alma mater through speaking engagements and student competitions where he’s able to connect with Canada’s future business leaders.

In his personal life, Justin is a sports and music enthusiast; playing competitive tennis, coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and singing in a local rock choir. He also has a number of real estate investments that include a mix of commercial and residential properties.

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