I am serial entrepreneur launching my third and biggest technology start-up in the Social Media space. I am also a Social Entrepreneur who hopes to change the world through compassionate commerce where we can do good while living well.
I started a software company in 1999 here in Canada and took it to Silicon Valley. Then when I got back in 2002 I started another technology company that I sold to a company in Silicon Valley.
I was then approached to join a Network Marketing Company that had an interesting twist to it and so I reluctantly did, simply because I had already failed at it for more than 25 years. However, I ended up finding huge success and had over 12,000 distributors and customers within 18 months. Unfortunately things were not all well with that company and I left to join another ground floor company without taking any of my downline with me.
In the new company I built an org of over 18,000 distributors and customers in 18 months until that company got shut down for something or the other.
Needless to say I got sick of building, making a lot of money and then having to move on and build something else. So with the money I made I became a Venture Capitalist. Unfortunately that wasn't very satisfying. So I found a humanitarian company in the USA called Humanity Unites Brilliance and brought them to Canada: www.GiveWhileYouReceive.com/AllanGPN
However, I have now started my third technology company and yes I think the 3rd time is a charm. The company is called Meritopia and our vision is “to become the Social Networking Marketplace for Home-Based Business Owners (HBOs)”. Each HBO will easily create their business presence like renting a booth at a weekend market. Then thousands of HBOs invite their friends resulting in a Social Shopping Network where people can create wish lists and need lists and have their friends review and recommend products for them.
Doesn’t that sound amazing? With more than 50% of households having a Home-Based Business and very few of them having an online presence and none of them having an online presence connected to a social recommender network, I think this is going to be huge.