For many people, following their parents’ footsteps is an obvious choice for their career. However, for Étienne Crevier, both the achievements of his father and his death, convinced him to launch the company BiogeniQ.
A few years earlier, Etienne Crevier was a Ph.D. student in genetics at the Université de Montréal and aspired to become a university researcher. His father Dr. Yves Crevier who was a physician in the Montreal area, died of a cardiac arrest. Etienne then decided to go into business and leave research. After starting his MBA, he launched BiogeniQ in August 2013.
In the past years, BiogeniQ won several prizes such as the most innovative startup in Quebec for 2014 by the Quebec Entrepreneurship Award and in 2016 by the Québec Junior Business Board Network. BiogeniQ also received the award for the most innovative startup in Canada by the SpinMaster Innovation Fund as well as the most innovative company in Life Sciences in 2016 recognized by the Innovations Awards of the ADRIQ-RCTI.
Finally, Etienne is also the Scientific Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 as well as a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016 recognized The Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal and the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
BiogeniQ bring personalized medicine to patients by offering genetic tests allowing anyone to adapt their lifestyle to their genetic profile.