TEC SMALL BUSINESS AND TEC INSIDE CHAIR
Pascal St-Jean has earned the respected reputation as a passionate leader, visionary and advisor, whose ultimate goal is to transform lives, communities and the world. He has remarkable business achievements – creating and scaling multiple business ventures, all before the age of forty.
Pascal founded Picsphere before he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He raised investment capital and attracted seasoned business experts to help him scale the sports action photography business, which he successfully exited a few years later.
He founded his next venture, Citadel Rock Communities Inc., which merged to become Synergiq. Pascal leveraged his open source software solution into the Language Preservation Project with the Government of Nunavut. The project then led to work with additional circumpolar governments as well as other unique projects.
Pascal has also been a strategic advisor to many other startup businesses in the Ottawa region. He has been actively involved with entrepreneur-based organizations. As a TEC Chair, Pascal’s next goal is to bolster Ottawa’s status as a tech and business hub by championing local businesses and their leaders.
TEC Group Vision
Pascal is focused on providing growth-oriented small business owners with practical and actionable learning to help them successfully navigate business and personal challenges associated with high-growth. He will challenge his members to set out clear strategies and goals, leveraging the advice of a diverse group of members to help each other solve key issues.
- Lives in Ottawa with his wife, Jane
- Involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Epilepsy Foundation and the Humane Society
- Enjoys hiking, golfing, tennis and analyzing the financial markets to trade stocks