This week on Start Podcast, host Margaux Miller interviews Denis Devigne and Kyle Sierens, Co-Founders of VidDay – a web app business that creates personalized video montages as gifts. Since 2015, their app has been used in over 185 countries to celebrate all special occasions. Built from the start as a social enterprise, they give back to the world by donating to different not-for-profits with every video made.

These two founders discuss the process of developing a custom app, growing a scalable online business, and working in the online gifting industry. On a personal level, they share some lessons from the rapid growth learning curve they experienced during Covid-19, and how they set up to build a social enterprise from day one.

If you’ve considered developing an app business, check out this episode for first-hand tips!

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • 0:30 to 4:50     The Story of VidDay
  • 4:51 to 7:14      User Experience (UX)
  • 7:15 to 10:29   Role of CoFounders
  • 10:30 to 12:25 Work Travel Freedom as a Business Owner
  • 12:26 to 19:33 Developing a Custom App
  • 19:34 to 22:07 Data Security
  • 22:08 to 24:14 The Online Gifting Industry
  • 24:15 to 26:30 SPEED ROUND
  • 27:35 to 34:20 How Covid-19 Impacted Their Web App Business
  • 32:00 to 34:19 Rapid Growth Learning Curve
  • 34:20 to 38:56 Building a Social Enterprise
  • 42:19 to 45:03 The Canadian Prairie Ecosystem
  • 45:25 to 49:18  The Future of VidDay and Their Recommended Resources


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