How a prediction from Bill Gates helped this entrepreneur’s business flourish

This tech entrepreneur explains how he kept his business afloat with a little patience and good timing.

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June 19, 2019

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Ian Collins, co-founder of Canadian tech company

The business started in 1995. Collins remembers the first few months when the business felt incredibly green, and he recalls that the team basically got things on the fly. There was a time when the company’s finances got incredibly tight, and it turned out that the company wouldn’t be able to stay afloat more than the next payroll.

The founder eventually made it to a convention where Bill Gates spoke, where the billionaire described “wireless [as] the future. Wireless technology was very much in line with’s mission, and these words from a tech visionary helped save the company.

Experience has shown Collins not to throw in the towel too soon – otherwise he wouldn’t have found his current success.

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