Hi! My name is Nicolas Duvernois and i'm the founder and CEO of Duvernois Creative Spirits.
I graduated in 2006 as a student-athlete from University of Montreal in Political Science and became an entrepreneur right after my studies. I had the brilliant idea of opening a restaurant... well, to tell you the truth, I mostly closed it. Thankfully, the restaurant stayed open long enough for me to discover the world of spirits.
I met my wife Karolyne a couple of weeks before opening the restaurant. A couple of days after closing it, we decided to launch Pur Vodka.
I was 25, she was 21. After several months of trying to convince a bank to back our project, we realized that the only option for us to produce our vodka was to self-finance ourselves, with our student jobs only. For the next four years, Karolyne and I worked evenings, nights and overtime to finance everything. I was a janitor in a children’s hospital, she was a waitress.
Leader, innovator and visionary Nicolas is very involved in the community. Best selling author, featured columnist of Journal Les Affaires, co-founder of the non-profit « Adopte inc » extremely popular keynote speaker and Dragon on the hit tv show « Dans l’oeil du Dragon » on Radio-Canada, his many projects are on the rise.
A different conference for a unique story! The audience will experience all kinds of emotions. From laughter to sadness, from from stress to relief, this conference will leave no one indifferent!Nicolas Duvernois takes us behind the scenes of entrepreneurship the antichamber of success A story of a young man who startedfrom nothing. Nicolas recounts how he rebounded from a disastrous business undertaking and, in just a few years, went from sweeping the floors of a children’s hospital to making the world’s best vodka!Peppered with humour and anecdotes, the first part is dedicated to the story behind the idea behind the idea. The second, take a different lookat the world of business and entrepreneurship. A new perspective from a young entrepeneur of the new Quebec Inc. inc. A definitely and refreshing conference!