You.i was founded in 2008 by Jason Flick and Stuart Russell, two individuals who shared an intense passion for technology. Fast forward six years, and You.i has emerged as the go-to engine for some of the world’s most biggest names in video and TV technology, including Rogers, Adobe Primetime, Pace, Sony, Yahoo! and Technicolor.
We asked You.i about their forward-thinking mindset and how it has led them to their success as an SME. Here’s what they had to say.
Why does your company deserve to win an OBAA?
You.i deserves to win an OBAA for enabling a greater TV Everywhere experience in all Canadian households. Currently, we’re working with some of the largest cable operating companies in North America to ensure that the best TV viewing experience can soon be brought to all homes across the country.
What advice do you have for businesses looking to succeed in Ontario?
Successful Ontario businesses are the ones that strategically hire talented individuals to make up their team. This is especially true for start-ups. Ensuring that your team is united by a similar passion and vision will undoubtedly help propel your company to success. For team members at You.i that shared goal is – making technology beautiful.
In your experience, what are the key success factors for organizations in your industry?
The key success factor for other organizations in our industry is being able to identify your customer needs before they need it. With thousands of innovative technologies and ideas in the market, it is important to have an original, stand-out solution that anticipates industry trends and involves proactive thinking.
In five years from now, where do you envision your company?
Five years from now, You.i technology envisions to be featured in every Canadian household through mobile devices, TV, set-top-boxes, and more. Any company that is looking to provide a better television viewing experience to their audience will seek opportunities with our company.
How does your company’s services and products improve the everyday life of Ontarians?
You.i improves the everyday lives of Ontarians by bringing a better TV Everywhere experience to the multiple platforms and devices they use daily.
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