“I have always dreamed of being an entrepreneur, but it took me a long time to dare to take the plunge …”
On October 31, 2019, Laurent Letzter, a 2019 McGill-HEC Montréal Executive MBA alumnus, launched AG-Xess, a strategic partner for agricultural business development.
“The idea came to me as I travelled to different Canadian provinces and saw the potential in simply connecting people who had values and ideas to share. Agriculture is an extremely fragmented and dispersed sector, but one that is experiencing rapid concentration on several levels. “
How can the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA help in becoming an entrepreneur?
After many years in the agricultural industry in Europe, and then in North America, it was the EMBA that gave him the confidence to take the step and realize his dream.
“I studied the agricultural sector in depth in the different papers I wrote for the modules Worldly Mindset, Analytic Mindset and my final paper. This is where I saw the opportunity to become a strategic player in this rapidly changing ecosystem. “
Although the EMBA cohorts are highly diversified, bringing together more than 30 different industries in the class, few graduates work in the agricultural sector. To Laurent this is not a disadvantage, it’s a plus:
“I’ve noticed that I am one of the few graduates of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA who operates in the agricultural domain and that opens up a lot of leads for me, from both my former classmates and graduates from other years I’m doing my best to keep the excellent network, whose foundation is the EMBA, as active as possible. “