Luc Levesque, 33

TravelPod; Founder / General Manager
TravelPod offers travel blogging services that enable travelers to share their experiences online and operates travel applications on social networks such as Facebook.

Education: Honours in computer engineering, Algonquin College (1995)

Biggest Business Achievement: Grew from an idea into an award-winning product which culminated in an acquisition by Expedia.

Biggest Business Obstacle: Finding and hiring the right people.

Biggest Lesson Learned: Hire the best people for the job and the rest will work itself out.

Three Words That Describe You: Passionate, determined and dedicated.

Charitable Involvement: Foster Parents Plan

Biggest Influence: My parents. Both of my parents poured themselves into their businesses. Both were entrepreneurs who owned flower stores, courier companies, a post office and a Sears outlet. Throughout my youth I learned the value of working hard, taking care of business and the importance of focusing on bottom-line results.

First Job: Working in my parent's flower store.

Favourite Pasttime: Travelling

Favourite Travel Destination: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Favourite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Favourite Movie: Baraka