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Founder Council | Yves Boudreau

Yves Boudreau

CEO, Career Beacon & Alongside

Yves, a product designer by trade, launched an award-winning creative agency at the age of 19. In 2014, he joined forces with Benoit Bourque to establish Alongside, an HR tech company, which was also the first-ever Atlantic Canadian company accepted into the esteemed 500 Startups accelerator in San Francisco. His relentless dedication and leadership have enabled him to secure over $5 million in capital investments thus far. In 2021, Yves and his co-founder spearheaded a multi-million dollar acquisition of CareerBeacon.com – Atlantic Canada’s most recognized job board.

Any tips for founders?

Be bold, but more importantly be brave. Never lose sight that it’s a privilege to be able to work on your vision and to have others willing to go on this journey with you. So put the work in to make that vision a reality.