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Billion-Dollar Startup wins 2022 National Business Book Award

A book about the launch of cannabis company HEXO has been named the winner of this year’s National Business Book Awards.

Billion Dollar Start-up: The True Story of How a Couple of 29-Year-Olds Turned $35,000 Into a $1,000,000,000 Cannabis Company by Adam Miron, Sébastien St-Louis, and Julie Beun (ECW Press) was announced as the winner of the $30,000 prize in Toronto on November 16.

The book, written in diary format, tells the story of how two brothers-in-law created HEXO as Canada was in the process of legalizing cannabis. The three co-authors will share the prize.

“We are passionate entrepreneurs who partner with other entrepreneurs, providing the resources for them to realize their full potential. Books like Billion Dollar Start-Up celebrate all it takes to beat the odds and achieve success in a fiercely competitive game,” presenting sponsor Miles S. Nadal of Peerage Capital said in a release.

Billion-Dollar Start-up was one of three finalists for the award.

The National Business Book Award has been presented annually since 1985, recognizing excellence in Canadian business writing.