On this week’s show, we spoke with Kevin Belanger, eCommerce @ Transit. Ambitious young professional, Kevin works in strategy and innovation. Having demonstrated leadership through a multitude of projects and renowned experiences, he has distinguished himself in many countries both during his academic years and in the business world.
Having successfully completed his bachelor’s degree in computer science, he established his first commercial mission to Germany with the help of the MCUL. This three-week mission for the Montreal startup Vrvana was a success. The contacts are numerous, and the establishment of business partnerships are present. It is two years later, in November 2017 that Apple acquired the start up.
He began his MBA in Electronic Business at Laval University. It was during this MBA that he studied at recognized universities in Taiwan, Norway, China, Germany and Mexico, where he was able to take courses given by recognized entrepreneurs, CEO and strategists.
He also began his participation in numerous strategy case competitions and decided to continue his studies by starting a second MBA in Global Business. He took the opportunity to win several titles in strategic case competition. This includes a place, among more than 98 teams, in the GBC 2017 finals in Australia, a third position at the BFBW 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a first position for university outside Asia at the HKUST Global MBA Challenge 2017 in Hong Kong, a semi-final place at JMSB 2018 in Montreal, Entrepreneur’s Choice award at VCIC 2018 in Halifax and Analytical Awards at DGMC 2018 in Montreal.
With extensive knowledge in Clean Technologies and Blockchain, he was selected to be one of the 100 students invited to the MBA World Summit 2018 in Cape Town.
On the show, we spoke about:
- The world of case competitions at university
- How he got interested in crypto
- Thoughts on Bitcoin
- Decentralized finance and stablecoins
- The following projects:
- Decentralized Oracle (Chainlink)
- Decentralized Borrow and Lending (Aave et Compound)
- Decentralized Stablecoin (MakerDAO)
- Decentralized Synthetic Asset (Synthetix)
- Decentralized Yield Aggregtor (Yearn Finance)
- Decentralized Automated Market Maker (Uniswap, SushiSwap, Curve Finance, DODO)
- Decentralized Derivative (DerivaDex)
- Decentralized insurance (Nexus Mutual, Cover, Etherisc)
I learned a ton from talking to Kevin and I’m still catching up all the great insights he provided. I hope you enjoy the conversation!
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